Earth Science Week Update Special Alert!

American Geosciences Institute - October 2018

Celebrate Earth Science Week with the Geology of National Parks

Just in time for Earth Science Week (October 14-20), the National Park Service welcomes you to explore the world's most magnificent rock collection at the national parks.

Geology is a spectacular science that helps you better understand park scenery while learning about millions of years of history. Visit the NPS' America's Geologic Legacy page, where you'll find information about park landforms, rocks and minerals, and other geologic wonders our national parks have to offer.

The NPS has also posted the largest collection of national park geoscience information every compiled, the Geodiversity Atlas. This resource, a virtual geology textbook with more than 260 chapters, is especially useful for students taking introductory geology courses, or courses about the geology of national parks. The Atlas pages include detailed geologic reports and GIS geologic mapping data, where available. Information for the Atlas was gathered through the NPS Geologic Resources Inventory Program working in partnership with the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program and the American Association of State Geologists.

Enjoy a grand tour of geology at the national parks in person, or start your journey online with America's Geologic Legacy.


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