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photo of a park ranger talking to a group of children on the rim of crater lake
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

NPS photo.

Investigating Volcanoes


Geology—Reading the Rocks

Geoheritage Connections

Geologic Heritage encompasses the significant geologic features, landforms, and landscapes characteristic of our Nation which are preserved for the full range of values that society places on them, including scientific, aesthetic, cultural, ecosystem, educational, recreational, tourism, and other values.

Geologic sites in your community or near your school are important because they provide insights into local and regional Earth history and processes. Undesignated geologic heritage sites near where people work, live, and play provide countless opportunities to touch nature and enjoy the outdoors.

Geology in Your Backyard



Geologic Concepts



Geoscience Education Partners

Last updated: October 5, 2022