UMass Sesquicentennial

Educational Resources

A postcard showing the major bedrock types in Massachusetts

This program presents four thematic maps of Massachusetts, in five overlapping segments, including the State Geologic Map. It also contains maps of four more limited areas that include six...

This is your direct link to water-resource information on Massachusetts's rivers and streams, ground water, water quality, and biology. Provides links to real time and historic streamflow,...

The USGS has a distributed water database that is locally managed. Surface water, groundwater, and water quality data are compiled from these local, distributed databases into a national...

Standards for K-12 Earth Science Curricula and resources for Earth Science teachers.

Curricula content and resources for K-16 Earth Science teachers.

The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is a distributed community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and...

Specific to Maine, but has great resources for any Earth Science teacher in New England

AGI Education offers an exciting array of cutting-edge products and services for K-12 educators: including NSF-funded curricula, high-definition videos, classroom activities, teacher professional...

The Virtual Courseware Project produces interactive, online simulations for the life science laboratory or for earth science field studies. The activities are designed to enhance an existing...

Book originally published by the Paleontological Society. Includes a collection of classroom activities keyed to national science content standards (courtesy of the University of California at...

This website is filled with activities and examples of what to look for to turn your schoolyard into a rich geologic experience.

Innovative, Earth-related teaching ideas - A new earth-science related classroom activity is posted every week.

Voted one of the best best government websites of 2008: http://www.gcn.com/print/27_21/46992-1.html

Highlights USGS geologic information helpful for the public, educators, students, scientists, businesses, and government agencies

Unites the geology and topography of the United States. Includes descriptions of major geologic and topographic features and an explanation of the geologic time periods

Guidebooks form the New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference NEIGC conference publications are and will continue to be the best resource for New England geology.

A low-cost autumn weekend of fieldtrips highlighting the geology of a different part of New England every year

Opportunity for Earth Science Teachers to work alongside geologists doing ocean drilling

Position statements from the Geological Society of America on a Variety of issues. These represent the general consensus of the geologic community on these issues.

Position statements from the Geological Society of America on a Variety of issues. These represent the general consensus of the State Geologic Surveys, and the general geologic community, on these...

With animations and a bit of humor, geologist-educator Richard Little takes you through the amazing events of the last 500 million years in the Connecticut River Valley region, and shows you why...

Prof. Richard Little hosts this 45-minute program, filled with air views, diagrams, animations, spectacular glacial locations from Canada to Alaska, some humor, and interviews with important...

A compilation of fossil and mineral collecting localities, with maps, in western Massachusetts by Alan R. Plante.

A PDF of popular Massachusets Mineral and fossil localities compiled by Peter Gleba in 1978, revised in 2008.

Roadside Geology of Massachusetts explores the geologic history behind the rocks and landforms visible from the state's highways, including tours of Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Boston...

In vivid, non-technical prose, Written in Stone traces the geological changes in the American northeast since the continent perched on the equator and dinosaurs were young. Grand events unfold as...

Written by local geology expert Richard Little, this book is a great resource for the geologic layperson interested in the geologist history of the Connecticut Valley: from its formation during...

MRDS is a collection of reports describing metallic and nonmetallic mineral resources throughout the world. Included are deposit name, location, commodity, deposit description, geologic...

"Mindat is the largest mineral database and mineralogy reference website on the internet. This site contains worldwide data on minerals, mineral collecting, mineral localities and other...

A thorough and searchable database to all geologic fieldtrip guidebooks published for field trips in the united states. A great resource!

Educational resources and links for teaching geology with examples from the National Parks

Provides information on the geology of national parks and related resources.

After introductory chapters on Berkshire geology, Author Ed Kirby takes you to some of the most scenic and interesting sites throughout the Berkshires of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York....

The UNH Library has digitized guidebooks form the New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference (NEIGC). These publications are one of the best resources for learning about New England...

An exploration into the geology, land use and engineering of the Boston area by teachers at the Brookline Public Schools

A blog and roving roadshow of rocks, tracks, and fossils. They host frequent public events throughout western Massachusetts highlighting the geology and history of geologic study of the...

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