Geology Park This geological park is unique in the California State University system. Except for the grass, all species are living representatives of land-dwelling plants whose ancestors extend back at least 150 million years in the fossil record.
How Volcanoes Work A web site developed as an educational resource that describes the science behind volcanoes and volcanic processes.
Mission Trails Regional Park Seismic Station The MTRP strong motion sensor is located under the display, allowing people to jump, stamp feet, and otherwise create seismic waves that appear almost immediately on a computer monitor.
Notes on Planet Earth Web based blended general geology course, GEOL 100 Planet Earth, used at SDSU and other schools.
Overnight Sciences Excursions A field course taught with UCSD that provides teachers with Earth Sciences content knowledge and curricular development through a minds-on, hands-on approach to teaching and learning.
Pacific Section of SEPM Comprehensive information center for the pacific section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology.
The faculty and students of the Department of Geological Sciences actively supports teachers and science teaching in elementary, middle and high school. Major elements of our outreach program includes:
Presentations at Schools
Presentations may be arranged for a class period or a day with demonstrations and student
Graduate Student Marck Maroun introducing rocks to Mrs. McGrael's 6th grade class at Carlton Oaks School in Santee
Rinaldo Dorman running the deep water wave tank in the RP Oceans Lab for a visiting school group
Visits to SDSU
Group visits to SDSU are welcome to labs with demonstrations and experiments. We have the R/P Ocean lab land cruse that includes making waves in tanks and seeing ofthe effect of the Earth's rotation. Also the Geology Park at SDSU contains a special collection of modern plants with ancestors dating back to the time of dinosaurs.
Teacher's Rock Collection
Teacher's basic rock collections are available for school teachers teaching any aspect of Geology.
The collection consists of hand-sized rocks included
in most text books.
Part of the Teachers Rock Collection
Teacher's tracking a meteorological balloon sounding during an IDEAS field trip
The Department joins Science teacher proficiency projects as IDEAS and Science bridge/NSF-Ideas.
Teachers are welcome to contact us for consulting in the areas of the departments expertise
Dr. Dorman is known to give advice on the big three: Earth, Ocean, Atmosphere
5500 Campanile Dr • 237 Geology Mathematics and Computer Science Building • San Diego • CA 92182-1020 • (619) 594-5586
If you need assistance, contact Geological Sciences at 619-594-5586, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on campus GMCS-237. Our office hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday