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Geology Fieldnotes: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument preserves huge petrified redwood trees and incredibly detailed fossils of ancient insects and plants. Features include park geology information, photographs of fossils, related links, visitor information, multimedia resources, and resources for teaching geology with National Park examples. The park geology section discusses the park's geologic history and the plants and insects found in the fossil beds. A map of the Monument is also included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Guide for field trip
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader is required to view the field trip guide.
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-000-000-005-139
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Tour of Park Geology: Fossils'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division