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[email protected] Workshops for Science Teachers

April 20, 2022

We are hosting a series of free online (Zoom) workshops to introduce educators to Earth science resources on [email protected] that are focused on the region of the United States where they live.

The next workshop will be on May 5th and will be focused on the Earth science of the south-central United States.


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Earth Science of the Southwestern United States

April 14, 2022

Explore the Earth science of the southwestern United States, including its geologic history, rocks, fossils, topography energy, mineral resources, climate and Earth hazards.


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Simple map showing the four main physiographic regions of the southwestern United States.

Climate Change Mitigation

April 5, 2022

This new chapter of the Digital Encyclopedia of Earth Science discusses climate change mitigation, its connection with climate change adaptation, and a variety of strategies that countries, communities, businesses, organizations, and individuals can employ.

Photograph by Kim Hansen via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0 license)


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Offshore wind farm: a group of wind turbines in the sea off the coast of Denmark

Earth Science of the South-Central United States

March 7, 2022

Explore the Earth science of the South-Central United States, including its geologic history, rocks, fossils, topography energy, mineral resources, climate and Earth hazards.


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Simple map showing the five different regions of the South Central United States.

Earth Science of the Southeastern United States

January 18, 2022

Explore the Earth science of the southeastern United States, including its geologic history, rocks, fossils, topography energy, mineral resources, climate and Earth hazards.


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Simple map of the southeastern United States showing the boundaries of the Inland Basin, Coastal Plain, and Blue Ridge and Piedmont regions.

Introductions to Earth science topics

January 18, 2022

Accessible introductions to major Earth science topics, including minerals, rocks, plate tectonics, fossils, climate, energy, and Earth hazards. More topics coming soon!


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IMLS Support for [email protected]

December 2, 2021

We are very excited to share that Paleontological Research Institution has received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as part of the FY2022 American Rescue Plan Grants Program to support the development of the "Here on Earth" part of [email protected] (ARPML-250637-OMLS-22).

The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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