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Why Study Geology?

Earth is our home planet, a bright blue marble spinning through space.  The Earth is certainly beautiful, but why study Geology?

  • Geology studies both modern and ancient environments, deciphering the processes at work on our planet
  • Geology is a means and a method for understanding and discovering the natural resources upon which the modern world is based
  • Geology is a study of history, a long view of history that extends back billions of years
  • Geology helps us identify and mitigate natural hazards such as earthquakes, coastal erosion, flooding, and landslides.
  • Geology is an excellent reason for travel as the Earth itself provides geologists with their primary data