What do Geologists Do?

In the great outdoor laboratory that most of us know as The Planet Earth people are working all the time to determine how mountains and canyons were formed, lakes are made and why volcanoes erupt the way they do.

Grand Canyon Shaped Over Time: Ranger Minute (Geology)

 They are studying geology. They also examine small and not so small changes that might help to predict the future.  Geologists  also study the Earth's resources, like minerals, gems, oil and coal, to help figure out where they are and how we can use them. 

25 Strangest Geological Formations On Earth

The National Geographic Society calls on all of us to recognize the importance of Geo-literacy.

Maybe you're a rockhound, and love collecting cool pebbles. Or maybe you're interested in how prehistoric life is recorded in fossils

In addition to great books about geology the Multnomah County Library has a couple of electronic encyclopedias that can answer many of your questions about the Earth Sciences. You will need to use your library card number and password to login to the Oregon Career Information Service, for detailed information about the occupation, or Kids Infobits.

illustration of a geologist

If you love rocks, fossil hunting or trying to read the Earth's history from it's landforms,  you might want to be a Geologist.

 

 

 

 

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