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Educational Resources

 

Earth sciences and society
American Geosciences Institute topical brochures
http://www.agiweb.org/pubs/pubindex.html?Catagory=Environment

 
American Geosciences Institute: Why Geology?
http://www.agiweb.org/education/WhyEarthScience/Why_Earth_Science.pdf

 
International Year of the Planet
http://www.yearofplanetearth.org/

 
Plate Boundaries to Politics: Pursuing Passions in Science (Sharon Mosher, 2001 Geological Society of America Presidential Address)
http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/PresAddress.htm



General Earth sciences
Earth Magazine
http://www.earthmagazine.org/


Geology.com
http://geology.com/news/

 

James T. Fyles Natural Resources Library, Victoria, B.C.

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/nrs_library/index.html


MIT OpenCourseWare in the geosciences
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/earth-atmospheric-and-planetary-sciences/

 
British Geological Survey open geoscience
http://www.bgs.ac.uk/opengeoscience/


Science Daily News

http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/earth_climate/

 

Earth Sciences Tools and Applications

http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/resources/tools-applications/10790

 

 

Geology of British Columbia
Summary of the geology of British Columbia
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/Pages/GeologyofBC.aspx

 

Pioneering geology in the Canadian Cordillera, BCGS Open File 1992-19
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/OpenFiles/1992/1992-19/Pages/default.aspx

 

Geological Survey of Canada Pacific (Vancouver)
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/about/organization/organization-structure/gsc-pacific/7903

 

Geological Survey of Canada Pacific (Sidney)
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/about/organization/organization-structure/geological-survey-of-canada/7334

  

 

Plate tectonics and continental drift
This Dynamic Earth (United States Geological Survey)
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/dynamic.html

 

UCLA Berkeley plate tectonics
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/geology/tectonics.html

 

Christopher Scotese Paleomap project
http://www.scotese.com/earth.htm

 

 

Learning about maps
Topographic maps: the basics (Geological Survey of Canada)
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography-boundary/mapping/topographic-mapping/10807

 

The Atlas of Canada
http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/topo/map

 

Idaho Sate University introduction to topographic maps (Jim Riesterer)
http://geology.isu.edu/geostac/Field_Exercise/topomaps/grid_assign.htm

 

UTM/Latitude and Longitude conversion (Montana State University)
http://www.rcn.montana.edu/resources/tools/coordinates.aspx

 

Introduction to geological maps by United States Geological Survey
http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/gmap/

 

Meeting challenges with geological maps by American Geological Institute
http://www.agiweb.org/pubs/pubdetail.html?item=634601

 

Onegeology.org
http://www.onegeology.org/


 

Rocks and Minerals
British Columbia Geological Survey Information Circular 1987-5 by Eileen Van der Flier-Keller and William J. McMillan
Identification of Common Rocks and Minerals  (PDF, 2.2 Mb)

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/EducationalResources/Documents/IC1987-5-idrocks.pdf

 

British Columbia Geological Survey, Rockhounding Booklet (PDF, 490 Kb)

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/EducationalResources/Documents/booklet.pdf

 

Geology.com rock site
http://geology.com/rocks/

 

United States Geological Survey rocks and minerals site
http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/rxmin/index.html

 

American Gem Society, history of birthstones

https://www.americangemsociety.org/birthstones

 

 

Fossils
The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation
http://www.burgess-shale.bc.ca/

 

Canadian Museum of Nature Dinosaur Sites
http://nature.ca/notebooks/english/dinopg.htm


http://nature.ca/notebooks/english/dinoeggs.htm

 

Royal B,C. Museum dinosaur exhibit
http://dinosaurs.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/

 

Royal Tyrrell Museum, Alberta
http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/

 

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History dinosaur site
http://paleobiology.si.edu/dinosaurs/

 

University of California Museum of Paleontology
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/

 

US National Parks Service Junior Paleontologist Program
http://nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalfossilday/jrpaleo.cfm

 

 

Mining in British Columbia
Exploration and Mining in British Columbia (annual, 1970-present)
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/ExplorationinBC/Pages/default.aspx

 

British Columbia Mines and Mineral Exploration Overview (annual, 1996-present)
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/MineralExplorationReview/Pages/default.aspx

 

Operating mines and mine development projects in British Columbia
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/ExplorationandMines/Pages/default.aspx

 

BC mineral deposit profiles
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/MineralDepositProfiles/Pages/default.aspx

 

BC mineral statistics

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/MineralStatistics/Pages/Default.aspx

 

History Still Standing: A Guide to Historical Sites of the Boundary Country

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/EducationalResources/Documents/Historical_Mine_Sites.pdf

 

 

Natural hazards
General sources
 

National Atlas of Canada Natural Hazards
http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/maps/geology.html#naturalhazards

 

Public Safety Canada
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/mrgnc-mngmnt/ntrl-hzrds/index-eng.aspx

 

Get Prepared Canada
http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx

 

Emergency Management B.C.
http://www.pep.bc.ca/hazard_preparedness/hazard_preparedness.html

 

Pacific Disaster Center
http://www.pdc.org/iweb/pdchome.html

 

NASA Earth Observatory, Natural Hazards
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Geophysical Data Center (NOAA)
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/hazards.shtml

 

United States Geological Survey
http://www.usgs.gov/hazards/

 

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
http://www.gdacs.org/

 

Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute (University of South Carolina)
http://webra.cas.sc.edu/hvri/

 

Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels)
http://www.cred.be/

 

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN)

http://www.unisdr.org/

 

 

Earthquakes
Earthquakes Canada (Geological Survey of Canada)
http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/index-eng.php

 

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills
http://www.shakeout.org/

 

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut
http://www.shakeoutbc.ca/

 

Earthquakes in British Columbia
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/SurficialGeology/Earthquakes/Pages/default.aspx

 

Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgrouop (CREW)
http://www.crew.org/

 

Cascadia subduction zone earthquakes: a magnitude 9.0 earthquake scenario. Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (Crew)

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/InformationCirculars/Pages/IC2013-03.aspx

 

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.php

 

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
http://www.pnsn.org/

 

Association of Bay Area Governments guide to housing vulnerable to earthquakes
http://quake.abag.ca.gov/housing/

 

Western States Seismic Policy Council

http://www.wsspc.org 

 

 

Tsunami
Geological Survey of Canada
http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/info-gen/tsunami-eng.php

 

Tsunami research in Canada (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/science/oceans/tsunamis/index-eng.html

 

Tsunami preparedness, Emergency Management BC
http://www.pep.bc.ca/hazard_preparedness/tsunami_preparedness.html

 

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
http://ptwc.weather.gov/

 

West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/

 

International Tsunami Information Center (UNESCO)
http://itic.ioc-unesco.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=2000&Itemid=2000&lang=en

 

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
http://www.whoi.edu/home/interactive/tsunami/

 

PBS Nova The Wave That Shook The World
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tsunami/

 

NOAA Tsunami Basics video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUN_UTY0GNo

 

NOAA Center for Tsunami Research
http://nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/

 

NOAA National Geophysical Data Center
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tsunami/

 

NOAA Tsunami Know What To Do (video for children)
http://www.tsunamiready.noaa.gov/

 

University of Washington
http://www.ess.washington.edu/tsunami/index.html

 

USGS Tsunamis and Earthquakes
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/tsunami/

 

 

Volcanoes

How Volcanoes Work (Vic Camp, San Diego State University)
http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/

 

Volcano Hazards (United States Geological Survey)
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hazards/index.php

 

NASA Earth Observing System
http://eos.higp.hawaii.edu/

 

USGS Volcano Observatories (USGS)
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vhp/observatories.php

 

USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vhp/observatories.php

 

Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program
http://www.volcano.si.edu/index.cfm

 

Oregon State University Volcano World
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/

 

 

Landslides

Landslides in British Columbia
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/SurficialGeology/Landslides/Pages/default.aspx

 

USGS Landslides Hazards Program
http://landslides.usgs.gov/

 

 

Avalanches
The Canadian Avalanche Centre
http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/

 

British Columbia Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Avalanche and Weather Programs
http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/avalanche_weather/index.html

 

American Avalanche Association
http://www.avalanche.org/

 

US Forest Service Avalanche Center
http://www.fsavalanche.org/

 

 

Floods and water management
Emergency Management BC flooding information
http://www.pep.bc.ca/floods/index.html

 

British Columbia real time hydrographic data (Environment Canada)
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/text_search/search_e.html?search_by=p&region=BC

 

Drought response planning in British Columbia (British Columbia Government Living Water Smart)
http://www.livingwatersmart.ca/drought/response.html

 

Water Survey of Canada (Environment Canada)
http://www.ec.gc.ca/rhc-wsc/default.asp?lang=En&n=4EED50F1-1

  

United States Geological Survey Water Science Glossary of Terms
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/dictionary.html

 

 

 

British Columbia field trip guidebooks, geoscience highway maps, Geoscapes
Southern British Columbia: geological landscapes highway map. by R.J.W. Turner, R.G. Anderson, R. Franklin, M. Ceh, N. Hastings, and C.L. Wagner 2012. Geological Survey of Canada Popular Geoscience 98E and British Columbia Geological Survey GeoFile 2012-09.

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/2012-09.aspx

 

Northern British Columbia: geological landscapes highway map by R.J.W. Turner, R. Franklin, M. Ceh, C. Evenchick, N. Hastings, N. Massey, and P. Wodjak. Geological Survey of Canada, Popular Geoscience 94E; British Columbia Geological Survey, Geofile 2007-1.

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/2007-1.aspx

 

Geology of Strathcona Park (Victoria) BCGS Information Circular 1995-07
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/InformationCirculars/IC1995-07/Pages/default.aspx

 

Dimension stone in Victoria BC - a city guide and walking tour. BCGS Information Circular 1994-15, by Z.D. Hora and L.B. Miller (pdf, 375 Kb)
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/InformationCirculars/Pages/Ic1994-15.aspx

 

Geoscape: Fort Fraser
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/products-services/mapping-product/geoscape/fort-fraser/6441

 

Geoscape: Nanaimo
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/products-services/mapping-product/geoscape/nanaimo/6502

 

Geoscape: Vancouver
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/products-services/mapping-product/geoscape/vancouver/6433

 

Geoscape: Victoria
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/products-services/mapping-product/geoscape/victoria/6391

 

GeoTour Guide for Kamloops, British Columbia by R.J.W. Turner, R.G. Anderson, R. Franklin, M. Cathro, B. Madu, C.Huscroft, E.Frey, and K. Favrholdt. BCGS GeoFile 2008-6 and Geological Survey of Canada Open File 5810
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/2008-6.aspx

 

GeoTour Guide for the West Kootenay, British Columbia Geology, landscapes, mines, ghost towns, caves, and hot springs by R.J.W. Turner, R.G. Anderson, R. Franklin, L. Anderton, and F. Fowler. BCGS GeoFile 2009-6, and Geological Survey of Canada Open File 6135
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/GeoFiles/Pages/2009-6.aspx

 

Sea to Sky geological tour (Geological Survey of Canada)
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/org/vancouver/geotour/7811

 

Waterscape Gulf Islands
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/products-services/mapping-product/geoscape/waterscape/gulf-islands/6487

 

Waterscape Bowen Island

http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/products-services/mapping-product/geoscape/waterscape/bowen-island/6044

 

Waterscape Okanagan Basin
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/products-services/mapping-product/geoscape/waterscape/okanagan-basin/6012

 

Geological Images
Aerial Landscapes of Canada
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/products-services/mapping-product/aerial-landscapes/6264

 

Geoscape Canada
http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/products-services/mapping-product/geoscape/6032

 

NASA Earth Observatory
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/

 

NASA Visible Earth
http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/

 

Earth Science World Image Bank (American Geological Institute)
http://www.earthscienceworld.org/imagebank/

 

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Slide Vault
http://www.aapg.org/slide_resources/index.cfm

 

Virtual Field Trips (The University of Texas at Austin)
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/geo/onlineguides.html

 

Activities
Find the tectonic fault: PBS Nova
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/seismic-fault.html

 

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction “Stop Disaster!” videogames
http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/en/home.html

 

GeoLogos : word puzzles with geological and mineral themes, BCGS Information Circular 2002- 2 by Nick Massey and Dorthe Jakobsen
http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/PublicationsCatalogue/InformationCirculars/Pages/IC2002-02.aspx

 

Earth Learning Ideas (International Year of the Planet)
http://earthlearningidea.blogspot.ca/

http://www.earthlearningidea.com/English/contents_alphabet.html

 

Oregon State University Volcano games
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/volcano-games

 

National Geographic geology quiz
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/puzzlesquizzes/quizyournoodle-geology/

 

Geoscience agencies and groups
British Columbia

http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/Pages/GeoscienceAgencies.aspx

 

Committee of Provincial and Territorial Geologists

http://www.ngsccanada.com

 

Download "Mineral programs of Canadian provincial and territorial geological surveys" (PDF, 9 MB)

 

Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences
http://geoscience.ca/


 

Geological Association of Canada Pacific Section

http://www.gac-pac.ca

General interest books about British Columbia geology
Cannings, S., Nelson, J, and Cannings, R., 2011. Geology of British Columbia, A Journey through Time (new edition). Greystone Books, Vancouver, 154p.

 

Clague, John J., Turner, R., and Clague, J.J., 2003. Vancouver, city on the edge: living with a dynamic geological landscape. Gordon Soules Book Publishers, Vancouver, 191p.

 

Hudson, R., 2006. A field guide to gold, gemstone and mineral sites of British Columbia vol. 2 (revised edition). Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, British Columbia, 368 p.

 

Hudson, R., 2008. A field guide to gold, gemstone and minerals of British Columbia. Volume 1, Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, British Columbia, 214p.

 

Ludvigsen, R., and Beard, G., 1998. West Coast fossils: A guide to the ancient life of Vancouver Island. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, British Columbia, 216p.

 

Matthews, B., and Monger, J., 2005. Roadside geology of southern British Columbia. Mountain Press Publishing, Missoula, 403p.

 

Van der Flier-Keller, Eileen, 2006. A field guide to the identification of pebbles, Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, British Columbia.
 
Van der Flier-Keller, Eileen, 1998. South Vancouver Island Earth science fun guide. Bare Bones Publishing, Calgary, 135p.

 

Yorath, C.J. 2005. The Geology of Southern Vancouver Island (revised edition) Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, British Columbia, 205p.