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The Public Information Geologist at The University of Texas at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG) answers hundreds of questions from the public every year. A common request is for information about their local geology and resources for student projects, youth group field trips, and family outings.

The Geologic Wonders of Texas web module was created as an online resource for students and families to learn about the earth across the State of Texas. Descriptions include significant geological features such as rocks and fossils, geologic age, additional resources, answers to frequently asked questions, and lesson plans.

UTOPIA staff were generous in their time and resources, which greatly contributed to the enjoyment of the project. The web module was produced by BEG staff and include:

  • Dr. Susan D. Hovorka, author, Dinosaur Footprints
  • Dr. Jay A. Raney, author, Franklin Mountains
  • Sigrid J. Clift, coauthor, Central Texas
  • Dr. Robert G. Loucks, coauthor, Central Texas
  • Dr. James C. Gibeaut, author, Galveston Island
  • Paula B. Beard, module designer and technical expert
  • Sylvia J. Jennette, project coordinator
  • Interactive model of Austin created by John A. Andrews
  • Flyover of Austin created by David Jordan