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N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Energy Mineral and Land Resources - Geoscience Education

Energy Mineral and Land Resources

Geoscience Education

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Education Resources

  • U.S. Geological Survey offers an online collection of resources to support teaching, learning, education (K-12) and university-level inquiry and research. Discover a wealth of curricular ideas, scientific data, maps, books, lessons, and other resources to support earth science, biology, geography, and hydrology. This four-page informational brochure contains selected online resources to support teaching, learning, education (K-12) and university-level inquiry and research. For more information, contact the USGS Science Information and Library Services at 1-888-ASK-USGS.  

  • The Generalized Geologic Map of North Carolina (11"x17", 1991) is a two-sided download. The front shows the color-coded geology complete with a legend of basic geologic rock types. The back provides an overview of the physiographic provinces, general geology and the geologic time scale as it relates to North Carolina. This map is based on the 1985 Geologic Map of North Carolina (1:500,000-scale; 42x68 inch).

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NCGS Geologic Note 6
: Educational resources for teachers, including maps, posters, teacher packets, hands-on activities and earth science material.

Contact Us

Send questions about earth science education to Randy Bechtel, education outreach geologist with the N.C. Geological Survey. We encourage students to send in questions but we will not write reports or answer test questions. This is not a substitute for studying or library research. We have some example questions and answers on our Frequently Asked Questions list FAQ.

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