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.
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
GSA Education & Careers, from the Geological Society of America.
Emerging Green Careers – for job growth, finding internships, career trends, etc.
Online Biology Degrees Guide – especially the careers, key principles, and additional resources sections
Outdoor Career Guide for Students
Career Guide for Students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Scholarships for STEM Students
Petroleum Engineering Programs
Virtual Field Trip Guides – take them with and see for yourself
* 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
Websites on the Geology of Denver Area and Colorado
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).
CGS has virtual field trips throughout Colorado
CGS also has resources for teachers.
On ColoradoStratigraphy.org 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.
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
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
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.
Support for Science
Last Spring the CSS took part in the March for Science in downtown Denver. That organization has now announced a Vote For Science initiative to try to bridge the gap between advocating for science and civic engagement. If you are interested in getting more information on this initiative and ways to educate your community and your representatives on why science and science policy matter, please go to this website:
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