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Introduction to Earth Hazards

December 10, 2021

Introduction to major types of Earth hazards, including natural disasters like earthquakes, tornados, and floods.

Photograph showing damage resulting from the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

Introduction to Climate

December 7, 2021

Introduction to climate, including what climate is, past climate, present climate of the United States, and future climate.

Photograph of a lake in northern Wisconsin.

Introduction to Rocks

December 2, 2021

Introduction to the different types of rocks, their classification, and the rock cycle.

Photograph of rocks in Hawaii, including pieces of black basalt and white limestone made by corals.

IMLS Support for [email protected]

December 2, 2021

We are very excited to share that Paleontological Research Institution has received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as part of the FY2022 American Rescue Plan Grants Program to support the development of the "Here on Earth" part of [email protected] (ARPML-250637-OMLS-22).

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