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Featured Sites in Geology
Link to Geology Education and Outreach. Icon shows image of Earth.

USGS siteGeology Education and Outreach
Highlights geologic information helpful for the public, educators, students, scientists, businesses, and government agencies.

Link to Geologic Information. Icon shows image of Earth.

USGS siteGeologic Information
Geologic and mineral resource surveys and mapping for the Department of the Interior.
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USGS siteGeology in the Parks
Explore geologic history and learn about rocks and minerals.

USGS site Common Questions and Myths about Glaciers

USGS site Land Use History of North America
How do environmental changes effects our future habitability and living quality.

USGS site The Center for Integration of Natural Disaster Information
Provides real-time information about various hazards.

USGS site Hurricane and Extreme Storm Impact Studies
Investigation and reports of the extent and causes of coastal impacts of hurricanes and extreme storms on the coasts of the United States.

USGS site Mapping Coastal Change Hazards
An illustrated discussion of coastal change hazards and the work that the U.S. Geological Survey is doing to map and understand these hazards.

USGS site Coasts in Crisis
Teach young kids about corals, wetlands, and hurricanes.

USGS site Navassa Island: A Photographic Tour
Several thematic photographic tours of the Caribbean island of Navassa, compiled from photographs.

USGS site Sound Waves
A monthly online newsletter of Coastal Science and Research news from across the Bureau

USGS site A Photo Gallery of Florida's Big Bend Tidal Wetlands
Photo gallery of the Gulf of Mexico Tidal Wetlands research project at the USGS Center for Coastal Geology, St. Petersburg, Florida

USGS site Virtual Field Trip
Take a virtual field trip to that area along the west-central Florida coast.

USGS site Earthquake Hazards Program
Provide and apply relevant earthquake science information and knowledge.

USGS site Kids' Earthquake Glossary

USGS site Aerial Photographic Gallery
Find aerial photos and landstat images of places, space, hazardous locations, and weather.

USGS site Global Environment Outlook 2000
Read reports on what had happened to our environment in year 2000. Report is also available in multiple languages.

USGS site Pachamama: Our Earth - Our Future
Teach kids to learn to establish a personal relationship with our Mother, the Earth, and to care for her in the same way that we do for our friends and family.

USGS site Earthshots
Earthshots is a collection of Landsat images and text, designed to show environmental changes and to introduce remote sensing.

USGS site Coal Country
This kids' education software teaches children the basics about coal. Downloadable online.

USGS site Earth Surface Dynamics
Source for ground-based and remotely sensed earth-science data and information used by global-change researchers; assesses of the potential effects of global change on society.

USGS site Climatic Impacts
Climatic variability can potentially affect the ecosystems, landscape, water resources, and society of the Southwest. Papers in this section examine aspects of these potential impacts.

USGS site National Seismic Hazard Mapping Program
View seismic map images.

USGS site Debris-Flow Hazards in the United States
Learn what causes debris flow and how it affects us.

USGS site Reducing the Risk From Geomagnetic Hazards
This factsheet describes how and why magnetic storms occur.

USGS site Activities to Explore Acid Rain and Building Stones
This 38-page report provides 12 activities for students to explore the effects of acid rain on building stones.

USGS site Selected References on Fossils and Paleontology
List of publications, visual, audio, and educational materials.

USGS site Information on Fossils and Fossil Collecting
Contains links to information about fossils.

USGS site Selected References On Rocks, Minerals, And Gemstones
A list of publications, audios, visuals, and educational materials.

USGS site Bedrock Geology and Photo Gallery
Learn about metamorphic sedimentary rocks and see photos.

USGS site Geologic Images
Contains images of rocks, fossils, sinkholes, landscapes, and maps.

USGS site Paleontology at USGS
Learn about the different types of fossils, how they lived, and how they are used to answer important questions about the world we inhabit.

USGS site Books & Other Publications
These pages contain listings of online USGS books, reports, and pamphlets.

USGS site Geologic Information
Geologic and mineral resource surveys and mapping for the Department of the Interior.

USGS site USGS Geology in Parks
Learn geology basics from touring the national parks.

USGS site How Vulnerable Are Seattle Area Lifelines?
Lifelines, such as roads and electrical lines, and earthquake hazards in the greater Seattle area.

USGS site The Western Earth Surface Processes Team
Provide the geologic information required to understand the interactions among humans, plants, animals, air, water, soil, and rock on the Earth's surface region.

USGS site Surviving a Tsunami—Lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan
This booklet informs how tsunami occurs and draws strategies from survival stories. Only available in PDF.

USGS site Table-Top Earthquakes
A demonstration of seismology for teachers and students that can be used to expand lessons in earth science, physics, math, social studies, and geography.

USGS site How to Build a Model Illustrating Sea-Floor Spreading and Subduction
Science project for students.

USGS site Significant Floods in the United States During the 20th Century
Contains a list of significant floods in the U.S. during the 20th century, plus types of floods.

USGS site Landslides
Learn the basics of landslides and recent landslide events.

USGS site Landslide Images
View photos of landslides.

USGS site Features That May Indicate Catastrophic Landslide Movement
How to watch out for possibilities of landslides.

USGS site Scientists in Action
News about careers in the natural sciences -- from mapping the planets to sampling the ocean floor, from protecting wildlife to forecasting volcanic eruption.s

USGS site Media for Science
Photo collections of maps, natural disasters, and activities at the USGS.

USGS site Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Contains abundant information about coasts, beaches, storms, and marine life.

USGS site Earth Science Photographs
Search for rocks, minerals, national parks, monuments, and other geologic images from the photo archive of the USGS.

USGS site Understanding Our PlanetThrough Chemistry
USGS site shows how chemists and geologists use analytical chemistry to study Earth.

USGS site Mineral Resources Program
Information on the occurrence, quality, quantity, and availability of mineral resources

USGS site Minerals Information
Statistics and information on the worldwide supply, demand, and flow of minerals and materials essential to the U.S. economy, the national security, and protection of the environment.

USGS site Gemstones
An overview of production of gemstones in the U.S.

USGS site Fun Facts About Rocks and Minerals
Contains interesting information on daily use of minerals and rocks.

USGS site Panoramic Photographs of Glacier National Park
Gallery of panoramic photographs taken from fire lookout stations in Glacier National Park, Montana during the 1930's.

USGS site Landslide Hazards in Glacial Lake Clays - Tully Valley, New York
This factsheet describes the landslide hazard at Tully Valley, New York.

USGS site Acid Rain and Our Nation's Capital: A Guide to Effects on Buildings and Monuments
Defines acid rain, explains what effects it has on marble and limestone buildings, and shows through a walking tour some of the places in our Nation's capital where you can see the impact of acid precipitation.

USGS site Collecting Rocks
Learn about different types of rocks and how to identify and collect them.

USGS site Our Changing Continent
Compares the geological changes of the continent of North America through the ages.

USGS site Deserts: Geology and Resources
Describes various types of desert; including extraterrestrial deserts, illustrates various desert features and eolian (wind) processes, and discusses the use of remote sensing in studying deserts and the process of desertification.

USGS site Dinosaurs: Facts and Fiction
Do you ever ask "Where did dinosaurs live?" and "Why did dinosaurs grow so big?" Find out here and more!

USGS site Earthquakes
This 20-page booklet explains the nature and causes of earthquakes. Describes techniques used to detect, record, measure, and predict seismic disturbances.

USGS site The San Andreas Fault
This 17-page booklet defines the San Andreas Fault and also discusses earthquake magnitude and intensity.

USGS site The Severity of an Earthquake
Earthquakes are the result of forces deep within the Earth's interior that continuously affect the surface of the Earth. The energy from these forces is stored in a variety of ways within the rocks.

USGS site Fossils, Rocks, and Time
USGS publication on the Earth's geologic history.

USGS site Natural Gemstones
Basic information about gemstones.

USGS site Geologic Time
USGS publication on the Earth's geologic time.

USGS site Glaciers: Clues to Future Climate
The relationships between glaciers and climate changes.

USGS site Eruptions of Hawaiian Volcanoes: Past, Present, and Future
The volcanic history of the Hawaiian Islands with dramatic, color photographs and diagrams and informative text on Hawaiis active shield volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kilauea.

USGS site Volcanic and Seismic Hazards on the Island of Hawaii
This booklet provides information for the residents of Hawaii so they may effectively deal with the special geologic hazards of the island.

USGS site Man Against Volcano: The Eruption on Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
This 28-page booklet discusses the impact of the 1973 volcanic eruption of Eldfell on the island of Heimaey. (In PDF format.)

USGS site Glimpses of the Ice Age from I-81
Know about block fields -- a geologic feature that originated from the Ice Age.

USGS site The Great Ice Age
Learn about a period of recurring widespread glaciations on earth. (In PDF format.)

USGS site The Interior of the Earth
Understand Earth's structure and composition.

USGS site Monitoring Active Volcanos
How scientists track volcanic movements.

USGS site The Mountain That Moved
Brochure about several largest landslides in the world. (In PDF format.)

USGS site The Geologic Story of the Ocoee River
The geologic story of the rocks exposed along the Ocoee River in Polk County, east Tennessee.

USGS site Plain Geology
Article on communicating effectively the results of geologic work to the public in a way that can be understood and used.

USGS site Gold
History and basics of gold.

USGS site Prospecting for Gold in the United States

USGS site Building Stones of Our Nation's Capital
Describes the source and appearance of many of the stones used in building Washington, D.C.

USGS site Volcanoes of the United States
This 44-page booklet describes the principal volcanoes in Hawaii, Alaska, and the Cascades Mountain Range that have erupted during the last few hundred years. Also summarizes recent events at active calderas in California and Wyoming.

USGS site Fire and Mud: Eruptions and Lahars of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines
Know all about the eruption history, impacts of the eruption, rocks, and lahars of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines.

USGS site Eruptions of Mount St. Helens: Past, Present, and Future
Highlights the eruptive history of this composite volcano, reviews its activity since its awakening in 1980, and speculates about its behavior in the future.

USGS site Eruptions of Mount St. Helens: Past, Present, & Future
Highlights the eruptive history of this Mount St. Helens.

USGS site This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
This colorfully illustrated 77-page booklet complements the "This Dynamic Planet" poster and describes in detail the various aspects of plate tectonics.

USGS site Exploring Earthquakes: Online Glossary

USGS site USGS by State
Find geological, biologcial, mineral, and water information; also maps and streamflow of each State of U.S.

USGS site The Geology of Radon
Present information about radon, how it forms, where it comes from, how it moves, and how to estimate its amount in an area.

USGS site South Florida Information Access
Provides geological and biological information for the South Florida region.

USGS site South Florida Virtual Tour
View beautiful habitat, plants, and animals of South Florida.

USGS site A Tapestry of Time and Terrain
View earth surfaces through digital collage of geology and topography maps.

USGS site TerraWeb for Kids
Satellite and sonar images, remote-sensing education, and activities for kids!

USGS site USGS Volcano Hazards Program
A comprehensive overview of the U.S. Geological

USGS site Description of Program Videos
A list of videos produced by USGS

USGS site Photo Glossary of Volcano Terms
A picture speaks a thousand words. Learn volcano terms with images and photos.

USGS site Cascades Volcano Observatory
Focuses on hazards, activity, history, and monitoring of volcanoes, with emphasis on volcanoes of the Western United States.

USGS site Volcano and Hydrologic Hazards, Features, and Terminology
Contains detailed background info and photos of volcanic features and terms.

USGS site Current Volcanic Activity
Contains a list of sites with real-time volcano monitoring.

USGS site Photo Archives of Volcanoes
Numerous photos of various volcanoes, live images, eruption features, volcanic monitoring equipments, and more...

USGS site VolcanoCams Around the World
"Live" views of volcanoes from around the world, including Europe and Japan.

USGS site Ask-a-Geologist
Get your geological questions answered by geologists

USGS site Coastal and Marine Geology: Education & Outreach
Links to classroom activities and other education information.

USGS site Tsunamis and Earthquakes
General information on how earthquakes generate tsunamis and summaries of tsunami research using animations and VRML models

USGS site Floods and Flood Plains
Contains general background information on floods.

USGS site Hazards Fact Sheets
Documentations and reports of natural disasters.

USGS site The Chesapeake Bay Bolide: Modern Consequences of an Ancient Cataclysm
Find out about bolides, or extraterrestrial bodies, and the impacts they have on earth.

USGS site Geologic History of Cape Cod, Massachusetts
History and animals of Cape Cod, from the Great Ice Age to today.

USGS site Geologic History of Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Describes the glacial formation of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the ever-changing shore as the Cape adjusts to the rising sea.

USGS site USGS Teacher's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area Map
Teaching guide to describe the gravity and magnetic fields of the Bay area; discusses how earth scientists use gravity and magnetism to "see" beneath surface of the Earth.

USGS site Karst Topography
Illustrates, through computer animation and a paper model, why caves develop in limestone.

USGS site Glaciers
Informative page on how glaciers grow and various types. Contains a gallery of illustrations and photos.

USGS site What Are Volcano Hazards?
Understand how volcanoes endanger us.

USGS site Popular Beach Disappears Underwater in Huge Coastal Landslide
Fact sheet documents how a landslide happened.

USGS site Earthquake ABC: A Child's View of Earthquake Facts and Feelings
A pictorial glossary for young kids with a complementary parents guide.

USGS site Agate Fossil Beds
Produced by National Park Service's Division of Publication, this book provides a glimpse of that time, long before the arrival of man, when now-extinct creatures roamed the land which we know today as Nebraska.

USGS site Effects of Fire in the Northern Great Plains
A literature review concerning fire effects on the grassland biome of the Northern Great Plains, with special emphasis on the use of fire for wildlife management.

USGS site Wetland Science Lesson Plans
Provides lesson plans that focus upon topics ranging from wetlands science to microscopy to graphing calculators.

USGS site Making a World of Difference
Records recent USGS contributions to the Nation.

USGS site GeoMedia
An earth-science educational tool for students between the ages of 10 and 14.

USGS site Earthquakes and Other Natural Hazards
Learn about earthquakes and other hazards and find out how to prepare for these hazards.

USGS site USGS Hurricanes and Coastal Storm Websites
Links to USGS sites that are related to hurricanes and storms.

USGS site Picturing Science
A collection of photographs that creates six tours that focus on different aspects of science and include: Magnificent Waterways, Phenomenal Landscapes, Wonderful Wildlife, Changing Worlds, Earth Scientists, and Popular Products.

USGS site Science Challenge Questions and Answers
A collection of 196 questions and answers addressing earth and planetary science topics.

USGS site Student Employment Web Site
Information about the USGS and its programs, student employment options, major occupations and their qualifications, salaries, benefits, career fair tips and interviewing techniques are located on the USGS Student Employment Web Site.

USGS site Hazards
Links to various hazards reports, including earthquake, volcanoes, flood, landslides, wildfire, wildlife diseases, geomagnetism, and coastal storms and tsunamis.

USGS site Wildland Fire Research
Find out how wildland fire affects the environment.

USGS site Fire Ecology Research
To restore more normal fire dynamics to a particular region, managers need to know how fire has historically affected the local system, and how it functions today. See research reports here.

USGS site Flagstaff Field Center
Reports of various geoscience studies.

Non-USGS site Geologic animations
Animations include plate tectonics, gas, oil, and more.

Non-USGS site Park Geology Teacher's Features
Teaching geology with national park examples.

Non-USGS site Park Geology Tour of National Parks
Learn geology through online tour of national parks.

Non-USGS site Windows to the Universe
Fun and intriguing site about the earth and space sciences.

Non-USGS site Geologic Photo Search
Search photos of national parks.

Non-USGS site A Model of Sea-Floor Spreading Teacher's Guide
Make a paper model illustrating the concept of sea-floor spreading.

Non-USGS site Playtime for Kids
Connects to a bunch of exciting online games!

Non-USGS site Earth Science Classroom Activities
Classroom activities on geology-related subjects for grades k-3.

Non-USGS site The Fragile Fringe
Lesson plans and activities to teach students about wetlands.

Non-USGS site More Than Skin Deep
A teacher's guide to caves.

Non-USGS site NOAA Photo Library
Contains a vast variety of pictures from animals to landscape, the Arctic to China, space to ocean, historical art to satellite images and more.

Non-USGS site Photo Library of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Find photos and images of wildlife, environment, fishery, landscape, ships, space, weather, and much more!

Non-USGS site New Millennium Observatory Education Page
Features a curriculum for high school and middle school students based on the daily reports from expedictions at sea and NeMo results.

Non-USGS site The EarthPulse Center
Interactive learning tool for earthquake location, magnitude, distribution and forecasting.

Non-USGS site Science NetLinks
Connects to a library of online lessons.

Non-USGS site Glacier National Park
Take an electronic field trip to the crown jewel of the Rockies.

Non-USGS site Museum of Paleontology
Learn about fossils and earth history through background information and collection of fossils. Contains activities for both the classroom and students.

Non-USGS site Learning From the Fossil Record
Fun education site about paleontology and earth-science.

Non-USGS site Science Activities
Science activities for teachers and students. Topics include earth science, bioscience, physcial science, computers, and more.

Non-USGS site Franklin Institute Earth Science Resources
Links page to abundant geology resources onlines.

Non-USGS site Photo Gallery of Mount St. Helens
View over 190 photos of Mount St. Helens' landscape and wildlife before and after eruption.

Non-USGS site Wired Antarctica
Learn about the people doing research in Antarctica, what it's like there and how their research is important. Learn also how glaciers work in a series of lesson plans.

Non-USGS site GLOBE: Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environments Education Program
Teachers and students -- help scientists by sending your scientific data and observations to their data archive.

Non-USGS site Geostationary Satellite Server
NOAA's real-time satellite weather images.

Non-USGS site IRIS Education and Outreach
Geology education page for teachers self learners.

Non-USGS site Mineralogical Society of America
Contain articles on mineralogy and activities for kids.

Non-USGS site Collector's Corner
See how and where you can collect rocks.

Non-USGS site Official State Geologic Symbols
Find out your state rock, mineral, gem, and fossil, and learn more about them.

Non-USGS site Mineralogy 4 Kids
Learn about minerals and play games.

Non-USGS site Ask-A-Mineralogist
A forum where real mineralogists answer your questions.

Non-USGS site E-cards of Natural Disasters
Send e-cards on images of volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and landslides.

Non-USGS site World-Wide Tropical Cyclone Names
What's in a name? Find out the reserved names for hurricanes and typhoons.

Non-USGS site National Hurricane Center: Tropical Prediction Center
Contains recent and historical storm information, weather forecast, maps, and satellite images.

Non-USGS site National Oceans and Atmosphere Administration Homepage
Come here to learn about global weather, oceans, fisheries, and view real-time information.

Non-USGS site American Geological Insititute Education
Produce innovative inquiry-based curriculum for K-12 earth science education.

Non-USGS site Athena, Earth and Space Science
K-12 education page for teachers and students.

Non-USGS site Bureau of Land Management
The Bureau of Land Management administers 264 million acres of public lands containing natural, historical, cultural, recreational, and economic resources.

Non-USGS site Geo Mysteries with Rex, the Dino Detective
Fun and interactive geologic site for kids.

Non-USGS site Post Card Tours of National Parks
View national parks from post card images.

Non-USGS site Photo Library Resources
Link to various image galleries from the Department of Interior.

Non-USGS site Earth Science Activities
Contains classroom activities including creating a model of the Earth's interior, identifying minerals, and more.

Non-USGS site Kids Game Page
Have a blast with FEMA's online games, stories, and hands-on activities!

Non-USGS site Earthforce
Informative site about forces that cause eruptions, quakes, and floods.

Non-USGS site A Teacher's Guide to the Geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Contains information and classroom activities about plate tectonics, volcanoes, hot spots, mantles, lava, and more.

Non-USGS site SCEC Earthquake Education Module
Site for high school- and undergraduate-level students. Contains info, graphics, and activities that explain how earthquakes happen.

Non-USGS site Tectonic Plates Education Module
Contains information, animations, and student activities about tectonic movements of the Earth's surface.

Non-USGS site Image Gallery from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Find images of fishes, wildlife, duck stamps, landscapes, and more.

Non-USGS site This Planet Really Rocks
Know all the basics about rocks and rock collecting.

Non-USGS site Echo the Bat
Understand light, remote sensing, and biodiversity.

Non-USGS site Global Change Master Directory
A comprehensive directory of information about global change, such as global warming.

Non-USGS site Earth from Space: Astronauts' Views of the Home Planet
Search photos taken from space from a database of over 375,000 images.

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