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Tour of Park Geology: Mountain Building
This site provides links to tours of National Parks, National Monuments, and Recreation Areas associated with major mountain building periods. The parks are divided into groups by mountain building events: Appalachian, Laramide, and others. Where appropriate, links are provided to park geology, maps, photographs, geologic research, related links, visitor information, multi-media, and teacher features (resources for teaching geology with National Park examples). The list includes places such as: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Shenandoah National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, Mt. Rushmore National Monument, Yosemite National Park, and more.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Government
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this web-site, unless otherwise indicated, is considered in the public domain. It may be distributed or copied as is permitted by the law. Not all information on this web-site has been created or is owned by the NPS. If you wish to use any non-NPS material, you must seek permission directly from the owning (or holding) sources.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-231
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Earth's history
        • Structure of the earth system
    • 9-12:
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Origin and evolution of the earth system
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'National Park Service: Tour of Park Geology'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Park Service; Geologic Resources Division