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Virtual Field Trip Guides

Terry Acomb, Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati: A Geologist's Lifetime Field List. This website (a modified and extended version of a list from an outstanding article written by Lisa A. Rossbacher, Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia) is a list of essential or desirable locations for geologists or travelers to visit.
See also here. Snapshot taken by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State University: Living on Earth I: Evolution & Extinction, Geology of the National Parks. Powerpoint presentation.
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American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY: Division of Paleontology, Frontdoor. Snapshot taken by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.
Go to: Online Field Notebooks. Listed by principle author and first Year recorded.

Arizona State University:
Virtual Field Trips (VFT): VFT's are topic based interactive and educationally rich experiences captured during real expeditions with scientists doing current research. These resources were developed with support from NASA, NSF, and HHMI.

Gernot Arp, Veit-Enno Hoffmann, Stephan Seppelt and Walter Riegel, Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Abt. Geobiologie, Göttingen, Germany: Exkursion 6: Trias und Jura von Göttingen und Umgebung (in German). PDF file, 74. anniversary meeting, Paläontologische Gesellschaft, 2004. Snapshot taken by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

G.H. Bachmann et al. (2009): Buntsandstein Cyclicity and Conchostracan Biostratigraphy of the Halle (Saale) Area, Central Germany. PDF file (3 MB), field trip guide, 6th International Field Workshop on the Triassic of Germany.

G.H. Bachmann et al. (2005): International Field Workshop on the Triassic of Germany and surrounding countries. PDF file (15 MB), field trip guide.

Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt (LfU), Augsburg and Hof, Germany.
Go to: Geologie. Lots of downloadable stuff, e.g. Sonderband Geotope in Unterfranken (in German). See also:
! Geological maps of Bavaria (in German). Partly downloadable maps and explanations (in PDF). Excellent! See also:
Geotoprecherche Bayern. Interactive map (in German).

R. Below and M. Bundschuh (2009): Befahrung des Tagebaues Garzweiler der RWE - Protokoll. PDF file, in German. See also here.

Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, CA: Master List of Topics, Fossil Localities. Localities by region or by time period. Go to: Triassic Period: Localities.

N. Boonchai et al. (2009): Paleontological parks and museums and prominent fossil sites in Thailand and their importance in the conservation of fossils. In PDF, Carnets de Géologie.
! Note figure 3 and 4: Petrified trunks with root plates.

W. Douglas Boyce, Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey Division, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador: Fossil Protection Links. See also here.
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Produced by MSc Palaeobiology Students, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol: Fossil Lagerstätten. A catalogue of sites of exceptional fossil preservation.
Still available via Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

! M. Buchwitz et al. (2019): 3rd International Conference of Continental Ichnology 2019 Field Trip Guide. In PDF, Hallesches Jahrbuch für Geowissenschaften, Beiheft 46. See also here.

T. Budai (2008): Geological excursions in the Alpine and Germanic Triassic facies areas of Hungary. PDF file (7 MB), field trip guide.

G. Burgmeier and M. Schöttle, Landesanstalt für Umweltschutz Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany: Geotope im Regierungsbezirk Stuttgart. PDF file (in German).

John C. Butler, Department of Geosciences, University of Houston, Texas: Geology Field Trips. A directory of links to virtual geology field trip information.

! J.H. Calder et al. (2005): The Joggins Cliffs of Nova Scotia: Lyell & Co's "Coal Age Galapagos". In PDF, Field Trip B2, Geological Association of Canada Mineralogical Association of Canada - Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists - Canadian Society of Soil Sciences Joint Meeting - Halifax, May 2005. See also here.
Note e.g. figure 5A: 12: Standing lycopsid.

The California Geological Survey (CGS): The California Geotour. This is an index of Web pages of geologic field trip guides and related Web sites that contain geologic information, including photographs, maps, and text and directions for local natural features throughout the California state.

Graeme Caselton: Jurassic Cliffs. Guide to the Jurassic coastline around Lyme Regis/Charmouth, England. This expired link is available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University. CIESIN was established as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to provide information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing world. CIESIN specializes in global and regional network development, science data management, decision support, and training, education and technical consultation services.

CIA (Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs, Washington, D.C.):
! The World Factbook. The World Factbook is a comprehensive view of each country in the world through facts and statistics on such topics as population, economy and government. The book also includes maps and flags for each country.
See also here (by Wikipedia).

C.J. Cleal et al. (2001):
Geological Conservation Review Series (GCR), Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC): Mesozoic and Tertiary Palaeobotany of Great Britain (2001). PDF files, GCR Volume No. 22.
This expired link is now available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.
In chapter 1 a brief explanation is given of how plant fossils are formed, and how palaeobotanists study and name them.

Lynne M. Clos, Fossil News: Cycads: Living Fossils. See also: Field Adventures in Paleontology: Hunting For Fossil Cycads in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.
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Lynne M. Clos: Field Adventures in Paleontology. A virtual tour of digs in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Click on the green location on the map that you'd like to visit.

Comissão Brasileira de Sítios Geológicos e Paleobiológicos (Brazilian Commission of Geological and Paleobiological Sites).

! Larry E. Davis and Robert L. Eves (2002): The Geology Of The Grand Staircase In Southern Utah: A Road Log and Guide for Public School Teachers. In PDF. Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section Annual Meeting, Cedar City, Utah.
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Timothy M. Demko et al. (2005): Mesozoic Lakes of the Colorado Plateau. Google books, Geological Society of America, Field Guide 6.

Timothy M. Demko et al. (2005): Mesozoic Lakes of the Colorado Plateau. PDF file, Geological Society of America, Field Guide 6. Exemplary for comparison.
The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Deutsche Stratigraphische Kommission:
! International Triassic Field Workshops. An informal forum for earth scientists who are interested in the Triassic system.

DLESE Community Services Center, Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLSE): Integration of research and education, The Montana-Yellowstone Geologic Field Guide Database.

R.M. Dillhoff et al. (2009): Cenozoic paleobotany of the John Day Basin, central Oregon. In PDF, The Geological Society of America, Field Guide 15.
See also here.

Paul Dingwall, Tony Weighell and Tim Badman (2005), Protected Area Programme, IUCN: A Contribution to the Global Theme Study of World Heritage Natural Sites. PDF file.

CyberMines, Dutch Palaeontology Website: Where to dig for fossils in Europe.
Now provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Earth Science Teachers´ Association (ESTA).
The aim of the Association is to advance education by encouraging and supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels, whether as a single subject such as Geology, or as part of Science or Geography or other courses. See for instance:
Resources. A wide range of resources available to help support the teaching of Earth Sciences.

! Diane Erwin, University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley: Paleobotany field trip to the Sierra Nevada.

Norbert und Doris Fischer, Mainz, Germany: Excavation Dictionary. A German-English English-German collection of technical terms in excavation technology and archaeology.

Florissant Fossil Beds, National Monument Colorado. Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. See especially:
! Curriculum Materials. A variety of lesson plans developed to help students gain an understanding of geology and paleontology at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Most of the activities in PDF.

Annabelle Foos and Joseph Hannibal: Geology of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. In PDF.

Lutz Geißler, Freiberg, Germany (provided by Aufschlüsse der Trias im Thüringer Becken. In PDF. A field guide to the Thuringian Triassic (in German). Click: "Thementexte". Lots of articles(in German).

Geobrasil. A new geology magazine. Go to: Virtual Excursions.

The Geological Conservation Review (GCR). GCR is a major initiative to identify and describe the most important Earth science sites in Britain. Go to: The Permo–Triassic world (PDF file). This volume describes sites selected for the Geological Conservation Review that exemplify the Permian and Triassic red-bed sediments of Britain.
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The Geological Society of America:
! Archive of All Online Field Guides. Excellent!

Queensland Divison, Geological Society of Australia: Rocks and Landscape Notes. These PDF files are short leaflets describing the geological origins of some of the more scenic areas of Queensland.

Geologischer Dienst Nordrhein-Westfalen (in German):
Geotope – Fenster der Erdgeschichte.
! Geologischer Dienst NRW (2022): Geologie und Boden in Nordrhein-Westfalen. In PDF.

GeoRef (Geoscience Information Society (GIS) volunteers have added many post-1988 guidebooks to the database): Geologic Guidebooks of North America Database. For free access to the Geologic Guidebooks of North America Database, please follow the link at the bottom of the page. The database consists of references to geologic field trip guidebooks of North America.

Geoscientist Online (The Geological Society of London):
! 100 Great Geosites.

GeoUnion Alfred-Wegener-Stiftung:
! Nationale GeoParks (in German). See especially:
Geoparks weltweit: UNESCO Global Geoparks.

German Commission for UNESCO Bonn, Germany.
The German Commission for UNESCO is an intermediary of foreign cultural and educational policy. Note especially:
Geoparks weltweit (in German).
Geoparks in Deutschland (in German).
! Map of German Geoparks.
Nationale GeoParks (provided by GeoUnion Alfred-Wegener-Stiftung; in German).

David R. Greenwood, Environmental Science Program, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada: Fossil collecting etiquette.
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M. Grey and Z.V. Finkel (2011): The Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage site: a review of recent research. In PDF. Carboniferous forest reconstruction on page 192.

H. Hagdorn et al. (2009): Triassic of Southwest Germany. PDF file (13 MB), field trip guide, 6th International Triassic Field Workshop (Pan-European Correlation of the Triassic).

Colin Harris, UK: Geology Shop. A link directory (introductory website slow loading), comprising over 70 individual web pages. Go to:
Virtual Geology Field Guides to the USA. Over 300 virtual geology field guides and guides to the regional geology of the USA.

Carmen Heunisch et al. (2007): Erdgeschichte von Niedersachsen. Geologie und Landschaftsentwicklung (in German). PDF file, Landesamt für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie, Hannover (LBEG). State Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology. Triassic on page 36!

Martin Hottenrott (2008), Hessian Agency for the Environment and Geology, Wiesbaden, Germany: Geology and Paleobotany of the Tertiary in the Wetterau Depression (Hesse) including aspects of Roman and Medieval history. PDF file, Excursion No. B2, 12th International Palynological Congress IPC-XII 2008, Bonn, Germany.

Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow: Scottish Geology.

! The Interactive Geology Project (by Paul Weimer et al., Energy and Minerals Applied Research Center, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, University of Colorado.
The goal of this website is producing short 3D animations about the geologic evolution of key US national parks. Go to: ! Video Library. Excellent!
See especially (scroll down): "Triassic Thickets: Placerville, Colorado, 225 Million Years Ago."
This scene shows the plants developed on a broad coastal plain in western Colorado near Placerville. Plants depicted: Neocalamites, Sanmiguelia. This version is part of a joint project between the Interactive Geology Project at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. See also here.

! The Interactive Geology Project (by Paul Weimer et al., Energy and Minerals Applied Research Center, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, University of Colorado.
The goal of this website is producing short 3D animations about the geologic evolution of key US national parks. Go to: ! Video Library. Excellent!
See especially (scroll down): "Triassic Thickets: Placerville, Colorado, 225 Million Years Ago."
This scene shows the plants developed on a broad coastal plain in western Colorado near Placerville. Plants depicted: Neocalamites, Sanmiguelia. This version is part of a joint project between the Interactive Geology Project at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. See also here.

The International Commission on Geoheritage (ICG) (a permanent commission of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)):
! The First 100 IUGS Geological Heritage Sites. In PDF, 153 pages. This collaborative achievement is authored by more than 350 experts from more than 40 countries. Breathtaking photographs! Superbly done! Don't miss:
Site 031: The Fossil Cliffs of Joggins (on page 94; PDF page 49).
Site 040: The Early Miocene Petrified Forest of Lesvos (on page 112; PDF page 58).

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), Peterborough, UK. The JNCC is the UK Government's wildlife adviser, undertaking national and international conservation work on behalf of the three country nature conservation agencies English Nature, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Countryside Council for Wales. Go to: Earth Heritage > Geological Conservation Review (GCR) > GCR Database,
! Palaeozoic Palaeobotany,
! Mesozoic Palaeobotany,
! Tertiary Palaeobotany.
The GCR sites represent the British fossil record of vascular land plants. Excellent!
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F. Käsbohrer et al. (2021): Exkursionsführer zur Geologie des Unteren Buntsandsteins (Untertrias) zwischen Harz und Thüringer Wald. PDF file, in German. Hercynia, 54: 1-64.
! Note fig. 2: Extent of the Central European Basin (CEB) and faciesmap of the Lower Buntsandstein including the Harz Mountains (modified after Geluk 2005and Augutsson et al. 2018).
! Note fig. 7: Views of the giant stromatolite in the former quarry near Benzingerode.

K.-P. Kelber (2018): The Coburg Sandstone member (Hassberge Formation, Carnian, Triassic) in Frankonia: The Hahn Quarry near Eltmann. PDF file, in: Pre-Symposium excursion: 13th Symposium on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota (MTE 13), July 21-23, 2018, Bonn (unpublished).
! With extensive bibliography.

K.-P. Kelber & E. Nitsch (2005): Paläoflora und Ablagerungsräume im unterfränkischen Keuper (Exkursion H am 1. April 2005).- PDF file (20 MB), in German. Jber. Mitt. oberrhein. geol. Ver., N.F., 87: 217-253; Stuttgart.

Bob Keller, Bob's Rock Shop: Stromatolite Fossils in the Hakatai Shale. A Day Hike from Phantom Ranch - Grand Canyon National Park.

Michael P. Klimetz, Science Department, John Dewey High School, Brooklyn, NY: Web Resource for Students and Teachers. Go to:
Field Trips.

L. Kunzmann et al. (2009): Geologie und Phytostratigraphie im Paläogen und Neogen Mittel- und Ostdeutschlands. PDF file, in German. Exkursionsführer und Veröffentlichungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften 241, 47-115. See also here.

E. Kustatscher et al. (2016): Field trip 2 Late Paleozoic and Mesozoic terrestrial environments in the Dolomites and surrounding areas. Geo.Alp, 13: 71-116.

Landesamt für Geologie, Rohstoffe und Bergbau Baden-Württemberg (LGRB), Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Go to: Aufschlussarchiv. Outcrops, drill holes and quarries in Baden-Württemberg (in German). You can also navigate from here. This expired link is available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Sonjia Leyva, College of Natural & Social Sciences, Department of Geosciences and Environment, California State University, Los Angeles:
The Geophile Pages. These pages are designed to help everyone explore the wonders of geology and oceanography. Go to:
CSULA Beach Trip.
The field trip focus on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, to convey a basic introduction to the Geology of the Southern Calfornia area.

Ch. Lindenbeck, R. Pflug & H. Ulmer, Institute of Geology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau: Nördlinger Ries Field trip, in German.

Jere H. Lipps: Into Focus: Museums and Their Exhibits. Palaeontologia Electronica 10(2), 2007.

! Jere H. Lipps and Bruno R.C. Granier (eds.), 2009 (e-book, hosted by Carnets):
PaleoParks - The protection and conservation of fossil sites worldwide.
This volume reviews the International Paleontological Association's activities and plans, and provides examples of successful protection (six chapters) and of endangered or unprotected possible sites of importance ( four chapters). Invited contributions based on presentations given at the three PaleoParks Workshops at the International Geological Congress in Florence (2004) and Oslo (2008) and the International Paleontological Congress in Beijing (2006).

Richard Lupia, Palaeontologia Electronica: Review of: J.H.A. van Konijnenburg-van Cittert and H.S. Morgans: The Jurassic Flora of Yorkshire. Palaeontological Association, 1999, 134 p.

! J.J. Major et al. (2012): After the disaster: The hydrogeomorphic, ecological, and biological responses to the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, Washington. PDF file. In: O’Connor, J.E., Dorsey, R.J., and Madin, I.P., (eds.): Volcanoes to Vineyards: Geologic Field Trips through the Dynamic Landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Geological Society of America Field Guide 15: 111–134.

Note fig. 7: Typical Wessex Formation Plant debris bed.

S. McLoughlin (2015): The Landsborough Sandstone: the Sunshine Coast´s Jurassic park. In PDF, Australian Age of Dinosaurs Journal.

! Jim Mills, Mills Geological: Museums of Interest. An annotated link list especially of museums with petrified wood collections in the United States.

Mineralienatlas - Fossilienatlas (in German): Thema: links und linklisten zur Paläobotanik, Auflistung von National Parks, Museen & Sammlungen von Jim Mills aus Kalifornien.

Ministerium für Umwelt, Klima und Energiewirtschaft Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart: Geotope in Baden-Württemberg. Go to: Bedeutende Geotope in Baden-Württemberg. In German.

M. Mirzaie Ataabadi (2007): China´s fabulous land of palaeontology. In PDF.

D.W. Mogk and C. Goodwin (2012): Learning in the field: Synthesis of research on thinking and learning in the geosciences. In PDF, Geological Society of America Special Papers, 486: 131-163. See also here.

! G.E. Mustoe (2001): Washington´s Fossil Forests. Washington Geology, 29: 10-20. Further paleontological articles from Washington Geology Magazine here.
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! The National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior (the Museum Management Program (MMP), part of the National Center for Cultural Resources Stewardship).

S.J. Nelson (1965): Field Methods in Palaeontology. In PDF, Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, 13. See also here.

North Coast Fossil Club, Cleveland, Ohio:
North Coast Fossil Club Safety Rules, and
Field Trip Safety (by Glen J. Kuban).
This expired link is still available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

P.E. Olsen et al. (2003): Causes and consequences of the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction as seen from the Hartford basin. PDF file, in: Brady, J. B. and Cheney, J.T. (eds.) Guidebook for Field Trips in the Five College Region, 95th New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, Department of Geology, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, p. B5-1--B5-41.

! P.E. Olsen et al. (1992): Stratigraphy and Paleoecology of the Deerfield rift basin (Triassic-Jurassic, Newark Supergroup), Massachusetts. In PDF, 31,5 MB! p. 488-535, in: Robinson, P. and Brady, J. B. (eds.) Guidebook for Field Trips in the Connecticut Valley Region of Massachusetts and Adjacent States (vol. 2), New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference 84th Annual Meeting, Contribution no. 66, Department of Geology and Geography, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

P.E. Olsen et al. (1991): Rift basins of early Mesozoic age. PDF file, p. 142-170, from Horton, W., (ed.): Geology of the Carolinas. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville.

Paleontological Research Institution: Teacher-Friendly Guides to Earth science. There are seven guides that cover the United States, each available in some combination of websites, downloadable pdfs, and/or print copies. Excellent!

The Paleontology Portal (produced by the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), the Paleontological Society, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP), and the United States Geological Survey (USGS); the site was funded by the National Science Foundation): This site is a resource for anyone interested in paleontology, from the professional in the lab to the interested amateur scouting for fossils to the student in any classroom. Go to: Famous Flora & Fauna. Fossil finds in North America. See also: Exploring Time and Space. Palaeontology in the United States by state and time period.

! William Parker (2005): Petrified Forest National Park: a Roadlog. PDF file, Guidebook to the Triassic Formations of the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona: Geology, Paleontology, and History. Sterling J. Nesbitt, William G. Parker, and Randall B. Irmis (eds.) Mesa Southwest Museum, Bulletin No. 9.

ParkNet, US Department of the Interior: Teacher Resources. This page provides educational resources and links for teaching geology with U.S. National Park examples. Including access to images databases, GIS datasets, maps, lesson plans, a glossary, and reports.

PBS, Alexandria, Virginia (a private, non-profit media enterprise): Geology of the Grand Canyon: Scroll Down Through History.

Peggy Barriskill Perazzo and George P. (Pat) Perazzo, California: Stone Quarries and Beyond. This site is set up basically as general links and information on USA stone quarries, stone workers and dealers, and the finished products listed by state/country and locale. In addition to listings of quarries and quarry information for each state/country, separate subjects within the state/country sections are also included, such as geology, research resources, and each state's stone industry, if there is (or was) one.

Mike Perona, The Fossil Hunter: Fossil Collecting sites in North America (broken link); Now via wayback archive.

Kathleen B. Pigg, Department of Plant Biology, Arizona State University: Plant Fossils and Evolution. Go to: Localities organized by age of sediments (now linked via wayback archive). Images of fossil plants, sorted by age.

W.E. Piller et al. (2000): Palaeontological highlights of Austria. PDF file, Mitt. Österr. Geol. Ges., 92.

Lisa M. Pinsker, Geotimes June 2003: European Geoconservation. Now 12 parks strong, the European Geoparks Network spans Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Greece and Germany, with scenes ranging from petrified forest to coastal cliff.

Gary Price, George Washington University, Washington DC and Ashburn VA: Fast Facts. Almanacs/Factbooks/Statistical Reports & Related Reference Tools.

David Rawlings, The Fossil Hunter's Guide to Victorian Fossil Localities. A field trip index and other useful information, sorted by countries. u!

Curtis J. Richardson, Duke University Wetland Center, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Durham, NC: A field trip to south Florida and the Everglades region. Taken from a research project by Spencer Crowley, under the direction of Curtis J. Richardson. Photographs courtesy of Curtis J. Richardson, SFWMD, and FL DEP. Larsen and Associates provided some graphics and photos.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado: Geology Fieldnotes. Presentation on the geology of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

! Guido Roghi et al. (2014): Field trip to Permo-Triassic Palaeobotanical and Palynological sites of the Southern Alps. In PDF, Geo.Alp, 11: 29-84.

R. Rößler et al. (2015): Der Versteinerte Wald Chemnitz - Momentaufnahme eines vulkanisch konservierten Ökosystems aus dem Perm (Exkursion L am 11. April 2015). PDF file, in German. The petrified forest of Chemnitz - A snapshot of an early Permian ecosystem preserved by volcanism. Jber. Mitt. oberrhein. geol. Ver., N.F. 97.

R. Rößler et al. 2012:
! Start on PDF page 213: Field trip 2: Petrified Forest of Chemnitz – A Snapshot of an Early Permian Ecosystem Preserved by Explosive Volcanism. In PDF, Centenary Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Terra Nostra.
Note fig. 4 (on PDF page 218): The interpretative drawing of the excavation Chemnitz-Hilbersdorf.

Paul Rowley, MUCEP, Macquarie University Centre for Ecostratigraphy and Palaeobiology, Sydney, NSW, Australia: Safety Techniques for Palaeontological Procedures.
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! Vincent Santucci and Lindsay McClelland (eds.): National Park Service, Paleontological Research. Reports documenting the multi-park-based Morrison Ecosystem Project, the fossil bee´s nest at Petrified Forest National Park, and fossil mollusks from Alcatraz Island at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This volume contains the first reports on paleontological inventories for Bryce Canyon National Park, Denali National Park, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Mammoth Cave National Park, and Ozark National Scenic Riverway and the unfortunate story regarding the abolished Fossil Cycad National Monument.
Also availabe in PDF.

! Sächsische Landesamt für Umwelt und Geologie (2006): Das Döhlener Becken bei Dresden - Geologie und Bergbau. PDF file, in German. Bergbau in Sachsen, vol. 12. See especially PDF page 30: Makroflora und zugehörige "in situ"-Sporen (by M. Barthel).

J.W. Schneider et al. (2014): Excursion Guide: CPC-2014 Field Meeting on Carboniferous and Permian Nonmarine – Marine Correlation July 21st – 27th, Freiberg, Germany. In PDF, TU Freiberg, Institut für Geologie, Wissenschaftliche Mitteilungen, 46.
Don´t miss chapter 4.1: The Germanic Triassic (PDF page 80).

J.W. Schneider et al. (2014): Part II. The Carboniferous-Permian basins in Saxony, Thuringia, and Saxony-Anhalt of East Germany. In PDF. See also here.

J. Schneider et al. (2008): Excursion No. A5 The Late Carboniferous and Early Permian Rotliegend in Saxony and Thuringia. In PDF, 12th International Palynological Congress IPC-XII 2008 8th International Organisation of Palaeobotany Conference IOPC-VIII 2008 August 30 - September 5, 2008, Bonn, Germany.

J. Szulc and A. Becker (2007): International Workshop on the Triassic of southern Poland. PDF file (8 MB), field trip guide.

Roy Shepherd and Luci Algar, discovering UK Fossil Locations.

! Subkommission für Perm-Trias-Stratigraphie in der Deutschen Stratigraphischen Kommission (DSK, in German): International Triassic Field Workshops. Downloadable excursion guides (PDF files).

Roger Suthren, Oxford Brookes University, U.K.: Go to: Virtual field trips. Virtual field trips (UK, USA, France), constructed by geology students at Oxford Brookes University. See also: Regional Geology. Languedoc links (southern France), Mont Lozère, volcanoes of the Massif Central, volcanoes of the Eifel region (Germany), and earthquakes and volcanoes of Italy and Greece.

TRAMLINE INC.: Field Trip List. Developed to teach kids about nature. Worth to check out: Teacher´s Resources. Each of the field trips covers a single topic such as salt marshes or volcanoes.

D. Uhl and S. Voigt (2014): Ausgewählte Aspekte der Paläontologie des Rotliegenden (Oberkarbon – Unterperm) im Saar-Nahe-Becken (SW-Deutschland) (Exkursion F am 24. April 2014). (Selected aspects of the palaeontology of the Rotliegend (Upper Carboniferous – Lower Permian) in the Saar-Nahe basin (SW-Germany)).
In PDF, Jber. Mitt. oberrhein. geol. Ver., N.F. 96, 105–128.

UNESCO Global Geoparks.
UNESCO Global Geoparks are single, unified geographical areas where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development. Worth checking out:
! List of UNESCO Global Geoparks (UGGp).

Division of Earth Sciences, UNESCO, Paris: International Network of Geoparks. In response to the perceived need for an international initiative for the recognition of sites and terrains specifically of earth science interest, UNESCO launched the International Network of Geoparks programme. This programme has the dual objective of enhancing the value of sites which act as key witnesses to the Earth's history whilst creating employment and promoting regional economic development. See also: World Heritage List. It focuses on the protection of cultural and natural sites of outstanding universal value. Go to: UNESCO World Heritage List. The following properties have been approved by the World Heritage Committee to be included on UNESCO´s World Heritage List.

Global UNESCO Network of Geoparks: European Geoparks. 25 European zones working together to conserve and valorise their geological heritage. Navigate from here.

United Nations Publications: InfoNation. InfoNation is an easy-to-use database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations. Switch to Country at a glance.

! U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior, Menlo Park, CA: Geology of National Parks: 3-D Tours Featuring Park Geology . You will need 3-D glasses to view the series of anaglyphic images. To see the same tour series in standard digital photography, click here.

Rob Viens, University of Washington, Robert E. Nelson and Justin Gallagher, Colby College; Geologylink (sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Company): Virtual Field Trips. Take a virtual field trip or link to local geologic surveys and information from around the world. See the new and revised field trip pages for North America.

Mike Viney: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. In PDF.

I.P. Walaszczyk and J. Todes (2022; eds.): Cretaceous of Poland and of adjacent areas: Field Trip Guides. In PDF, Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw.

! The Walter University Library, University of Texas, Austin: Virtual Field Trip Guides: United States and Canada. Excellent!

Jeff Warner, Fullerton College, Fullerton, California: Domed Cyanobacterial Cabbage-Head Stromatolites. Hoyt Limestone, Late Cambrian; Lester Park, New York.
Website outdated. The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

J. Weber (2016): America´s Lost National Park Units: A Closer Look. In PDF, The George Wright Forum, 33: 59-69.
South Dakota´s Fossil Cycad NM among other delisted national park units. See also here (Wikipedia).

Roger Weller, Cochise College, Douglas, Arizona: Geology Resources. Go to: USA Geology Links by State. An impressive collection of geology links (over 3600) sorted by state.

! Ian West, Southampton University: The Fossil Forest - East of Lulworth Cove, Dorset.

Ian West, School of Ocean and Earth Science , Southampton Oceanography Centre, Southampton University: Geology of the South Coast of England. This set of field geology guides contains more than 50 subpages dedicated to individual field trips, 15 subpages of bibliographic entries keyed to the field trips, 6 subpages listing vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant fossils of the region, and a subpage with complete geological maps (old) of England, Scotland, Cornwall, and Wales.

Ian West, Geology Department, Southampton University, Virtual Field Trips and Field Trip Guides: Field Trip to Bridport Sands and Lyme Regis, Dorset (Jurassic), Lulworth Cove, Dorset (Jurassic/Cretaceous), and
The Fossil Forest, west of Lulworth Cove, Dorset, southern England. This is a classic geological locality with the remains and moulds of late Jurassic or early Cretaceous coniferous trees rooted in a palaeosol (ancient soil), the Great Dirt Bed. Above the trees is stromatolitic limestone and over this the unusual Broken Beds, a limestone breccia that was originally evaporitic.

! Ian West, Southampton University: The Fossil Forest - East of Lulworth Cove, Dorset.

W.A.P. Wimbledon et al. (2000): Geosites, a IUGS initiative: science supported by conservation. PDF file, pp. 69-94. In: D. Barettino, W.A.P. Wimbledon and E. Gallego (eds.): Geological Heritage: its conservation and management. Madrid. Including a list of geosites in the UK (Appendix 1, PDF page 13).
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See also here.

YAHOO: Science > Earth Sciences > Geology and Geophysics > Geologic Field Trips and Road Logs. This expired link is available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT: Image Gallery. This gallery presents images of fossils from the research collections in the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology. You may also navigate from a list of Lagerstätten (Mistaken Point, Elmo, Burgess Shale, Florissant, Solnhofen, Mazon Creek, etc).
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