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Below is a selection of posters, maps, puzzles and presentations to assist Earth sciences teachers and students.

We've also gathered a list of links to educational sites on geoscience.

Geology Desktop Wallpaper

Download pictures of picturesque areas in Alberta for your desktop wallpaper.

Geological Jigsaw Puzzles

Have some fun and solve our online geological jigsaw puzzles.

Geoscape Edmonton Poster

Geoscape poster

Geoscape Edmonton contains colour illustrations, photographs and descriptions of the formation, historical resources, hazards and geology of the North Saskatchewan River valley and the Edmonton region. Written in general terms, Geoscape Edmonton is appropriate for the general public, especially primary and secondary students.

Each of the eight panels can be used as a learning module:

The hard-copy poster is 98 x 68 cm (38" x 27"). Please e-mail if you'd like a copy. View Geoscape Edmonton (3.5 MB PDF).

Alberta Maps

These maps are 86 x 147 cm (34" x 58"). They also look good on tabloid paper.

geology map

Alberta Geology

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Virtual Field Trip: Rock Walk Edmonton

Downtown Edmonton has a fascinating collection of building stones. These building stones are beautiful to look at and represent a useful educational resource: all major rock types and rock-forming minerals are clearly displayed, and some of the rocks contain large fossils. Furthermore, the stone in a number of buildings has an historical and architectural connection.

Take a virtual Rock Walk of downtown Edmonton. This PowerPoint show assists you in learning more about the rocks and minerals in a building through an interactive map of downtown.

If you don't have PowerPoint, you can download the viewer from Microsoft.

Make sure to download the Rock Walk handout (3 MB PDF) created for a 2005 Rock Walk for teachers. The handout contains additional material on igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

Last modified: June 12, 2013