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Interested in learning about the Earth and exploring local geology? Check out this flyer for info on GEO 101: Physical Geology!"!

"Geology is interesting as a pure science, and I believe that everyone can gain pleasure from learning about it. But there's more to geology than that, because rocks really are money. What I mean is that civilization rests on rocks:

  • From iron to groundwater, from cut stone to road metal, society relies on a good supply of Earth products.
  • The bigger the structure—bridge, landfill, power plant—the more we need to know about the ground to build it on.
  • Everything we eat and drink and much of what we wear comes from soil, a thin biogeochemical layer of incredible complexity.
  • Protection against geologic hazards, ranging from landslides to earthquakes, acid rain, volcanism, tsunamis and climate change, depends on our understanding of them."

Andrew Alden



Location & Contacts

Brighton Campus

Building 8, Room 212
Hours: M-F 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Phone: (585) 292-2015