Thanks for visiting the North Carolina Geological Survey's Education Resource Hub. This database is curated by the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the NC Geological Survey and contains links to resources that may be of use to anyone with the goal of teaching or learning about geology and earth science.
This database contains some resources developed here at the Geological Survey and other external resources that get our "seal of approval." Resources developed by the Survey will specify NCGS as the "source." Please be aware of when a link will direct you away from our website.
Our Current Resources
- Down the Halls of Geologic Time - a lesson and activity on the geologic timescale
- Mt. Idaho - a lesson and activity on topographic maps
- Geologists Rock - an lesson and activity on the role of geologists in a "real world" scenario
- Geology of a Cell Phone - a lesson and activity ideas about minerals and critical minerals in cell phones
- Interactive Maps and Content
- The Gold Standard - an interactive Storymap lesson all about gold
- North Carolina Gold - an interactive Storymap about gold in North Carolina
- Mineral Mayhem - an interactive Storymap lesson about minerals
- Geologic Maps - an interactive Storymap lesson about geologic maps
- Downtown Raleigh ROCKS - an interactive tour of some of the building stones used in Raleigh, NC
- Lunchtime Discovery Series talks by NCGS Geologists
- North Carolina Geology Rocks! - Senior Geologist Amy Pitts takes you on a geologic history tour of some of North Carolina's most recognizable landforms, from the Outer Banks to the Blue Ridge Mountains and places in between
- There's a Lot to See Here: An Introduction to Western North Carolina Geology - Senior Geologist Bart Cattanach introduces you to the geology of western North Carolina
- Get the Dirt on Forensic Geology at the NC Geological Survey - Dr. Heather Hanna teaches you how the NC Geological Survey has assisted law enforcement in homicide investigations
This Database is Growing
Our Resource Hub is having a growth spurt so we appreciate your patience as we grow the resources we provide. If you have a resource need or would like our education and outreach department to develop a resource for you during our growth period, please contact the Education and Outreach Geologist Amy Pitts.