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I have done a few Ecs and really enjoyed them and would like to start my own. Unfortunately I don't have a geology background so I am not sure where to start. We have a few nature preserves nearby. Would something on grasslands count as earth science? Is there an expert I can talk to in my area please?

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For wetlands, you may want to take the geological approach of sediment distribution or stream morphology, creation. What are the chances of having a historical site dealing w/the oil & gas industry? Perhaps a geological approach may fit the site?

 

You may also want to contact a local university or college w/a geology or earth science department. Check for a state geology website. They often have educational publications available.

 

Hope this helps...

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Check this out, recently added to our FAQ:

 

Where can I find reliable geoscience information that I can use to develop EarthCaches of my own?

 

1. Don’t just rely on the Internet. Much of the best geoscience information will be found in books and journals, some of which may not be available online. Look at your local public library, university library, book store, etc.

2. Look for the most up to date information sources available. Geoscience is a rapidly changing field, so an old book about the geology of Georgia, published in 1962, may contain obsolete information or factual errors.

3. Mountain Press publishes two series of books that are great for EarthCaching:

Roadside Geology - http://mountain-press.com/series_detail.php?series_key=2

Geology Underfoot - http://mountain-press.com/series_detail.php?series_key=8&series_name=Geology%20Underfoot

4. Many local universities have earth science departments that can be a good information resource. Check their website, look for public visiting hours, a lending library, a museum/exhibit area, or staff who have time to provide assistance.

5. Local science or natural history museums often have exhibits, books, and staff that can provide information about an area’s geology.

6. Most countries and states/provinces have a “Geological Survey”, or a similar agency that is responsible for earth science information and resources. In the United States, the U.S. Geological Survey is the national agency responsible for earth science: www.usgs.gov. The Association of American State Geologists maintains a lists of state-based agencies that deal with earth science: http://www.stategeologists.org/surveys.php

7. The EarthCache program is coordinated by Geocaching.com and the Geological Society of America (GSA). Many nations, states/provinces, and even some smaller regions have their own geological societies, which can serve as a good source of local earth science information. Here is a list of societies affiliated with GSA: http://www.geosociety.org/divisions/. Here’s an example of a state-based society, the West Texas Geological Society: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geologic_map. These are often provided by agencies like the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) or state-based geological surveys.

9. Your local reviewer may be able to point you to resources, but keep in my mind some reviewers cover large areas.

10. Check other caches in the area, and if they provide links or resources, they may be useful to you also.

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Check this out, recently added to our FAQ:

 

Where can I find reliable geoscience information that I can use to develop EarthCaches of my own?

 

1. Don’t just rely on the Internet. Much of the best geoscience information will be found in books and journals, some of which may not be available online. Look at your local public library, university library, book store, etc.

2. Look for the most up to date information sources available. Geoscience is a rapidly changing field, so an old book about the geology of Georgia, published in 1962, may contain obsolete information or factual errors.

3. Mountain Press publishes two series of books that are great for EarthCaching:

Roadside Geology - http://mountain-press.com/series_detail.php?series_key=2

Geology Underfoot - http://mountain-press.com/series_detail.php?series_key=8&series_name=Geology%20Underfoot

4. Many local universities have earth science departments that can be a good information resource. Check their website, look for public visiting hours, a lending library, a museum/exhibit area, or staff who have time to provide assistance.

5. Local science or natural history museums often have exhibits, books, and staff that can provide information about an area’s geology.

6. Most countries and states/provinces have a “Geological Survey”, or a similar agency that is responsible for earth science information and resources. In the United States, the U.S. Geological Survey is the national agency responsible for earth science: www.usgs.gov. The Association of American State Geologists maintains a lists of state-based agencies that deal with earth science: http://www.stategeologists.org/surveys.php

7. The EarthCache program is coordinated by Geocaching.com and the Geological Society of America (GSA). Many nations, states/provinces, and even some smaller regions have their own geological societies, which can serve as a good source of local earth science information. Here is a list of societies affiliated with GSA: http://www.geosociety.org/divisions/. Here’s an example of a state-based society, the West Texas Geological Society: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geologic_map. These are often provided by agencies like the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) or state-based geological surveys.

9. Your local reviewer may be able to point you to resources, but keep in my mind some reviewers cover large areas.

10. Check other caches in the area, and if they provide links or resources, they may be useful to you also.

 

Glad to see this added to the FAQ... Thanks

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