Geoscience Links

Educational Resources for Teachers and Students

Resources on topics in the earth sciences  (K-12 and undergraduate) from the United States Geological Survey
NCAR Education and Outreach  has a wealth of information and links to all aspects of the Earth, weather, climate, and the cosmos. Special areas serve children, teachers and the university community. Some of the most useful links on this site are listed below.
Colorado Geologic Survey – Education has everything from Points of Geologic Interest to Dinosaurs and Teacher Resources.
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s, Earth Science Collections has links to the museum’s Mineral, Meteorite, Paleontology, and Paleobotany collections.
Digital Library for Earth Science Education (DLESE)  provides access to high-quality resources about the Earth.
National Science Digital Library  provides online digital education tools for science, math, engineering, and technology.
Web Weather for Kids  features hands-on science activities for middle-school students and teachers.
Kids Resource Guide to Weather and Climate has dozens of links to weather and climate explanations, games, and projects.
Windows to the Universe
  offers content and activities, teacher resources, kids pages and information related to the Earth and space sciences.
Kid’s Educational Learning Center  provides educational resources to help students, teachers, and parents save on energy.
Home Energy Conservation for Kids, by Home Advisor

Websites on the Geology of Denver Area and Colorado

The Interactive Geology Project at the University of Colorado creates digital animations and interactive displays showing the geologic evolution of Colorado.  “A Brief History of Colorado through Time” follows Colorado and life here over the last 540 million years.
Ancient Denvers shows what the Denver area looked like over the last 300 million years.  From the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Geology of Boulder area including geologic map, a cross section, and  geologic history.  Good illustrations of the rocks and geologic history of the Boulder area
Colorado Geology by the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS).
On you can explore the paleogeography of Colorado. Journey across time to view maps and videos of Colorado over the past 550 million years. Dig into the details of individual basins across the state using the basin map with stratigraphic sections, and use the stratigraphic chart to see Colorado’s geologic history unfold across the state.
Guide to areas in the Southern Rocky Mountains.
The University of Texas has Virtual tours and field guides throughout the United States.
Colorado Geology Photojournal
  is a beautifully illustrated, enjoyably written, extensive and informative site covering the geologic history of Colorado, with lots of links, references, and places to visit.

Virtual Field Trip Guides – take them with and see for yourself
Visit our Virtual Field Trips page to see field trips from Sue E. Hirschfeld and others in the Colorado Scientific Society
* The Geology Along the Trails West of NCAR
* Boulder Geologic Section
* Geology of Marshall Mesa Open Space Boulder, Colorado
* Field Guide to the Geology Along the Old Kiln Trail

The Colorado Geological Survey has virtual field trips throughout Colorado

Geoscience Societies

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Association of American State Geologists (AASG)
American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
Denver Geophysical Society (DGS)
Dinosaur Ridge educates the public about and ensures the preservation of the natural and historic resources of Dinosaur Ridge, Triceratops Trail, and surrounding areas west of Denver.
Florissant Scientific Society shares information on a broad range of Earth Science topics in Colorado.
Four Corners Geological Society
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Geological Society of Nevada (GSN)
Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)
National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT)
Northwest Geological Society
Quaternary Research Association
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG)
Society for Economic Geologists (SEG)
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS)

University Geoscience Departments

Colorado State University
Colorado School of Mines
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Northern Colorado

Other Earth Science Sites

Colorado Geological Survey
Earth Science Week
Energy and Geoscience Institute EGI)
Univ of Iowa – Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research
Geological Survey of Canada
Geoscience Internet Links

Career Resources

GSA Education & Careers, from the Geological Society of America.
Resources for Current and Future STEM Educators includes scholarships, online courses, and lesson plans
Resources and Tools for Engineering Students has links to scientific publications and research as well as engineering resources
Outdoor Career Guide for Students
Petroleum Engineering Programs
Emerging Green Careers – for job growth, finding internships, career trends, etc.

History of Geology and the West

Photographs from 19th century King and Wheeler Surveys of the West by Timothy O’Sullivan show geologic features, Native Americans, and early settlement.

When an Emergency Happens

Use these resources to customize your own emergency kits.
Homeowners 72-hour Emergency Kit has contents for disaster preparedness
First-Aid Kit that fits in a day pack


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