The New York State Geological Survey

The New York State Geological Survey (NYSGS) is a bureau of the State Museum in the State Education Department was originally established by the New York State Legislature in 1836 as the New York State Geological and Natural History Survey. While the name may have changed the mission of the NYSGS continues to be conducting geologic research, evaluating mineral resources and geologic hazards of the State of New York, and making the data and advice derived from that research available to State agencies, the educational community, and the public for the health, safety, and economic welfare of the citizens of the State.

Earth Science Educators will find the links to Education Resources very helpful. From this link you will find links to a variety of materials including a comprehensive Earth Science Reference Guide pertaining to general geology as well as information relative to New York State, a Glossary of Geological Terms, a guide to fossils, multiple New York Maps, and several very useful reference charts. One of the more interesting resources is the virtual core library that provides online access to images of well cores and in some cases thin sections that can help students learn about oil and gas production.

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