RFG 2018 Conference

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EARTH: Urban Geology - An Emerging Discipline in an Increasingly Urbanized World

More than half of the total human population on Earth lives in urban areas, where, like rural areas, geology affects us every day. Yet when we think about "geology," most of us think of the hinterlands. That needs to change, argue the authors of a new feature in EARTH Magazine discussing what the role of urban geology is, what it can be and the potential role geoscience organizations can play in curating the geologic data revealed during construction, excavations and surveys.

Understanding Your Environment: Bedrock Geology Activity 6 - Reading the Geologic History of Your Community

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students understand the basic principles used to determine the relative ages of rock units, understand the nature and significance of unconformities and their role in deciphering geologic history, interpret the geologic history of an area using the basic principles.

Understanding Your Environment: Bedrock Geology Activity 2 - Igneous Rocks and the Geologic History of Your Community

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students identify several igneous rocks using a rock chart, describe how the two main types of igneous rocks form, understand that igneous rocks are classified based on how they form, use a geologic map and legend to search for evidence of past igneous rock formations, understand that classification helps scientists organize the natural world into smaller workable components.

Understanding Your Environment: Bedrock Geology Activity 1 - Sedimentary Rocks and the Geologic History of Your Community

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students identify and classify several sedimentary rocks, describe how the three main types of sedimentary rocks form, understand that sedimentary rocks are divided into groups based on how they form, infer the environment in which sediment was deposited when you are given a sedimentary rock, understand that classification helps scientists organize the natural world into smaller workable components.

Understanding Your Environment: Bedrock Geology Activity 3 - Metamorphic Rocks and Your Community

Here you will find resources to help educators and their students to identify and classify several metamorphic rocks using a rock chart, describe two agents of metamorphism, use a geologic map to search for evidence of past metamorphism in a community, understand that properties of materials can change over time.

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