I am a faculty member in the UW-Madison Department of Geoscience, where I teach courses for students at a variety of levels and interests. The staff and resources of the WI Geological and Natural History Survey greatly enhance the educational experiences I can offer to students. I regularly use maps, reports, and a variety of on-line resources in lectures and laboratory exercises. The WGNHS staff have also provided excellent guest lectures and seminars as well as tours of their core facilities to my students. Finally, the WGNHS offers many students opportunities to gain hands on experience in the geosciences through research projects and part-time employment.