Geoscience Links

Educational Resources for Teachers and Students
GSA Education & Careers, from the Geological Society of America.
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’sEarth 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.
Virtual Field Trip Guides – or take them with you on your visit
Visit our Virtual Field Trips page to see field trips defined by 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
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 – CGS by the Colorado Geological Survey (CGS).
CGS has virtual field trips throughout Colorado
CGS also has resources for teachers.
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.

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
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

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:
Vote for Science

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