There are hundreds of great resources about the geological sciences on the web. Here are a few to help get you started:

General Geology and Education Links

Geology Blogs! (the geoblogosphere has grown by leaps and bounds this are just a few)

Virtual Field Trips and the Geologist's Lifetime List

The internet is an incredible resource for traveling to places you may never have a chance to see in person. But if you are making your plans to see the world, don't neglect the items on the geologist' lifetime list...

U.S. Geological Survey

The U.S. Geological Survey is a rich resource for many topics in geology. Here are a few examples:

  • Recent Earthquakes in California and Nevada. Be the first to know! Contains links to Long Valley Caldera activity, San Francisco Bay, and the Los Angeles Basin.
  • The Cascades Volcano Observatory. Current information about volcanoes in California, Oregon and Washington. Extensive links to related sites.
  • The Hawaii Volcano Observatory: Current information about the active volcanoes of the Hawaiian Islands. Kilauea Volcano has been erupting now for 20 years, the longest known continuous eruption in at least 600 years.
  • The U.S. Geologic SurveyHome Page. A good place to start any research concerning the earth sciences, including geology, mapping, biology, and water resources.
  • The Water Resources Page. Get current information on streamflow and flooding anywhere in the United States.
  • Dynamic Earth, a USGS resource on plate tectonics

Evolution and Creation Science

Certain Christian fundamentalist organizations are presenting a system of beliefs called creation science which they feel should be taught along with evolution and geology in public schools. They have been very influential in local school boards in advancing their agenda. Are you getting the whole story on the debate over teaching evolution in schools? Is there a true conflict between religion and the science? Do you have to 'check your beliefs' at the door to practice a career in geology and earth science? A great deal of misinformation is circulating the web. Get the straight story by checking these links for more information:


State Geological Surveys and Professional Organizations

Want to find information on the geology of the 50 states and Puerto Rico? Check these links!

Interesting Sites

  • 360 degree views of a number of interesting places, including Mt. Everest, Fujiyama, and Petra
  • Need a USGS geologic map of the Sierra Nevada, and can't find it? Check out the Sierra Nevada Batholith Geologic Map Mosaic Project at , where you'll find them all nicely scanned and available for all kinds of uses.




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