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The National Park Service: Park Geology
A National Park Service (NPS) site primarily composed of three main sections corresponding to the following program areas within the Geologic Resources Division (GRD): Disturbed Lands Restoration and Abandoned Mineral Lands (AML), Mineral Management Programs, and Geology and Soils Programs. Of these, the first two consist principally of textual resources pertaining to Park System procedures, policies, and regulations - as well as reports on example restoration projects with a focus on stream corridor restoration, bioengineering, riparian management, and revegetation. Perhaps of most interest to educators will be the third main program area, the Geology and Soils Programs section. Here are included textual resources pertaining to NPS-GRD programs on cave and karst formations, coastal and shoreline geology, paleontology, soils (e.g., soil biology and soil surveying), geological indicators (geoindicators), and stratigraphy. Lastly, a searchable photographic collection and geologic glossary are available.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Guide for field trip
    • Guide for instructor
    • Lesson plan
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Portal:
    • Government
Subject:
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Paleontology
  • Policy issues
  • Soil science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-806
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'National Park Service: Tour of Park Geology'
This resource is part of 'National Park Service - Nature Net'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Park Service - Geologic Resources Division