Maryland Geological Survey Educational Resources
Earth Science Week - October 9-15, 2022
The American Geosciences Institute organizes Earth Science week to promote a better understanding of Earth sciences. This year’s theme is “Earth Science for a Sustainable World.” There are a variety of contests and resources available online. For more information see: https://www.earthsciweek.org/about-esw
Facts and Figures - Maryland Geography
Earthquakes and Geohazards
Fossils and Dinosaurs
- Fossil Distribution in Maryland Counties
- Characteristic Maryland Fossils
- Maryland's State fossil shell
- Dinosaur Fossils in Maryland
- Maryland's State dinosaur
- Calvert Cliffs Fact Sheet
- Fossil Collecting at Calvert Cliffs
- Miocene Shark Teeth
- Miocene Fossil Teeth
- Maryland's ancient sea creatures; Coloring and Activities Book
- Shoreline Change Map Data for Tidewater Maryland
- High-Resolution Shoreline Map Data for Tidewater Maryland
- Sediment Processes in the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed
- Baystat: Tracking the Chesapeake Bay's Health
- Eyes on the Bay: Live monitoring data from around the Chesapeake Bay
- MGS Coastal Geology Program
Mineral and Energy Resources
Caves and Karst Terrain
DNR Wildlife Trunks
Wildlife Education Trunks will be available for checkout at the Maryland Geological Survey (MGS) in Baltimore City resuming October 3, 2022. The trunks available at MGS include:
- White-tailed deer
- Black bear
- Furbearer (14 species of mammals from foxes to raccoons)
- Wild turkey
- Growing Up WILD- early childhood kits
- Project EduBat Trunk - learn about bats
Trunks can be loaned for up to 2 weeks at a time, pending availability. Trunk pickups and returns are scheduled between 1 PM and 5:30 PM Monday through Friday (no holidays) and are by appointment only.
Persons reserving the trunk will be responsible for picking up and returning the trunk to MGS. Proof of ID is required upon picking up the trunk.
To reserve a trunk from the MGS location, please contact:
Dale Shelton via email: email@example.com
For directions/maps to MGS click here.
For information on the trunk contents as well as additional trunk locations, please check this DNR webpage.
The MGS Library is open by appointment only from 12pm (noon) until 4:30pm Monday – Friday. To ensure that a Survey employee is available to assist you, please contact Dale Shelton (410-554-5505 or firstname.lastname@example.org) at least two days before your intended visit to schedule an appointment. In order for us to better serve you, let us know in advance about your interests.