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National Park Service - Park Geology
This site provides information on the geology in and around the national parks. Sections of the web site are devoted to programs about disturbed lands restoration, mineral and resource management, and geology and soils. A collection of educational activities and teacher resources encourage teaching science using the national parks as examples. The web site also includes a park geology tour that allows users to select types of features they want to view, with links to photographs, maps and geology field notes from several parks.
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
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Paleontology
  • Policy issues
  • Soil science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website, unless otherwise indicated , is considered in the public domain. It may may be distributed or copied as is permitted by the law. Not all information on this website 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. NPS shall have the unlimited right to use for any purpose, free of any change, all information submitted to NPS via this site except those submissions made under separate legal contract. NPS shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided to NPS through this site.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-270
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'National Park Service - Nature Net'
This resource is referenced by 'National Park Service: Tour of Park Geology'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Park Service, Geologic Resources Division