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Geology and the other branches of the earth sciences are essential in achieving environmental protection goals. Daily decisions and long-term strategies that protect our environment depend on our scientists who collect geologic samples in the field, perform sample description and data entry in the office, and conduct sample analyses in the lab.  The results are provided through publications, maps and digital data layers that increase our understanding of Florida’s natural systems and processes.

Because geology plays such a critical role in our society, the State Geologist of Florida is legislatively authorized to designate locations with geologic features that have significant educational value to the public, promote further scientific study and understanding of Florida’s geology, play historical roles in human culture, and highlight the importance of conservation efforts. The State Geologist has designated six State Geological Sites.

FL Geological Survey

The Florida Geological Survey was established in 1907 to collect, interpret, maintain and distribute statewide geologic information.
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Designated Sites

Learn more about designated state geological sites and designation criteria.
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Educator Resources

The FGS provides publications and educational outreach to K-12 students and teachers.
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Florida Geologic History

Did you know? The basement rocks of Florida were once part of other continents.
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Geology in State Parks

Explore the many state parks that preserve examples of Florida's characteristic, and sometimes rare, geologic features and resources.
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Geosites Tour

Find a site near you. Map tour highlights geological sites throughout the state.
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The American Geosciences Institute organizes this national and international event to help the public better understand the earth sciences.

The American Geosciences Institute organizes this national and international event to help the public better understand the earth sciences.
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FGS hosts an Open House during Earth Science Week and ceremonies for Designated State Geological Sites.

FGS hosts an Open House during Earth Science Week and ceremonies for Designated State Geological Sites.
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American Geoscience Institute holds art contests to celebrate Earth Science Week annually.

American Geoscience Institute holds art contests to celebrate Earth Science Week annually.
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