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More than 350 Fifth Grade Students learn about DNR

Learning about geology, protecting our drinking water, mineral resources, environmental geology, land surveying, dam safety, illegal dumping, and more!

Rolla School DazeAs usual, we had a wonderful time when more than 350 Rolla 5th grade students visited our campus near the end of the school year.  Students learned about careers in geology, land surveying and other areas of expertise with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.  We have partnered with the Rolla Middle School for a number of years to help educate Rolla 5th grade students about careers, environmental stewardship and wise use of our natural resources.  Check out photos from the day.  Thanks to Jeannie Strain at Rolla Middle School for helping coordinate the effort each year and to Shannon Beck (Rolla Daily News reporter) for taking photos and publishing several in the newspaper and online

We invite you to visit our Ed Clark Museum of Missouri GeologyWe are open for self-guided tours weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We are located at 111 Fairgrounds Road in Rolla, Missouri.  Admission is free.  –Joe



Miss celebrating with us? Watch a video of our Earth Day celebration!

Hundreds celebrated with us April 20, 2012

Ask A Geologis Booth

If you missed participating during our Earth Day celebration at the Capitol, you can watch a video of our live broadcast.  The department sponsors and hosts the event at the Capitol each year to promote good stewardship of our planet and educate the public about the role we all play.

Earth Day Fun -- Dinosaur Stamping!We were there with rocks, minerals, fossils, dinosaur stamps, educational trading cards about Missouri’s vast natural resources and much more.  Other activities included information booths, displays and games about the environment and our natural resources.  If you find yourself near Rolla, be sure to stop by our Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology to see our amazing collection of minerals, rocks and fossils.

Bean Bag Toss for Educational Trading CardsWe are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for self-guided tours. We are located at 111 Fairgrounds Road in Rolla, Missouri. Admission is free. –Joe

Don’t have time to read? Listen to audio versions of articles in our magazine

Mp3 files are available for the last two issues of our magazine

Last fall, we began offering audio versions of articles that appear in our magazine.  For example, our Rock Matters Mp3 file about meteorites can be found here.  See this link for the e-print version.  Visit the magazine’s main page for links to all e-print and mp3 versions–Joe


Missouri River — Lewis and Clark Expedition Trading Cards

The Missouri River -- Lewis and Clark Expedition Educational Trading CardsHuge price reduction from $8 to only $2 per set

This colorful set of 80 cards highlights the Missouri River’s outstanding natural resources as it follows the path taken by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s Corps of Discovery Expedition two hundred years ago.

Read about Missouri state parks, conservation areas, sites of interest and scenic river towns. See riverside statues and monuments honoring Lewis and Clark’s journey, murals within the Capitol building, portraits of the explorers, along with numerous breath taking river scenes.

Additional trading card sets highlighting Missouri’s natural resources are also available.

We offer online ordering, or you may call 573-368-2125 or drop by our Rolla office at 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla, MO 65401.  For directions, please see this map.  –Joe

Mark your calendar for 10 a.m. Friday, April 20

Earth Day at the Capitol

Logon and watch a live video broadcast from the department’s Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to noon April 20, 2012.   We will be there with rocks, minerals, fossil and educational trading cards about Missouri’s vast natural resources.

The department sponsors and hosts the event at the Capitol each year.  Activities include information booths, games and displays about the environment.  Many other state and federal agencies join the department and bring additional environmental displays and exhibits to the event.

The 18th annual Earth Day celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Friday, April 20, 2012, in Jefferson City on the south lawn of the Missouri State Capitol.  Learn more about Earth Day at the Capitol.


We Would Love to Hear from You!

Missouri Resources Magazine

Take our online survey and help us make Missouri Resources Magazine better.  Our magazine is published three times a year.  Check us out here.  Visit this site to take the survey.  Become a subscriber.  Read the latest issue online.  –Joe

Educational Trading Cards — New low price!

New Low Price of $2 per set (tax and shipping extra)

These educational card sets cover natural resources topics about caves, Ice Age animals, rivers, springs, dams, rocks, minerals, wells, former state geologists and much more.  Cards are suitable for children and adults of all ages.  Sets are packaged in 60 and 80 card collections — all are different!

You can also play games with these educational cards and they are fun to take on road trips!  Visit the Missouri Geology Store to order.  –Joe



Take a Peek into our Geology Museum

Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology

Students from Belle, Missouri enjoy getting their hands on an impressive calcite specimin.

If you live in Central Missouri, a round-trip to our museum is easily accomplished in less than a day — in many cases, just half a day.  This week is a great time to visit, because it is Earth Science Week (Oct. 9-15).  We are marking National Fossil Day during the week with special exhibits.  Visitors to our museum will receive a Crinoid fossil stem.  The Crinoid is the official state fossil.  We are open for self-guided tours Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is Free.  We are located in Rolla, Missouri at 111 Fairgrounds Road.  Pack a lunch and enjoy it in nearby Buehler Park before or after your visit to our museum.  You may know that the park was named for former state geologist, Henry Buehler.  –Joe



Fossils on Display — Crinoids, Trilobites and a Shark Fin Spine

Come one, come all!

Trilobite fossil

Tomorrow is the last day to be one of many to participate with us during Earth Science Week.  Come see the exhibits waiting for you at the Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology.  We are open for self-guided tours today and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is Free.  We are located in Rolla, Missouri at 111 Fairgrounds Road.  Learn more about Earth Science Week.  –Joe


Earth Science Week is Underway!

Visit our museum, enter a contest, learn about our ever-changing Earth

Division of Geology and Land Survey

Earth Science Week has arrived.  We are partnering with the American Geological Institute and others to remind people that Earth science is all around us.  Several contests sponsored by AGI are underway during Earth Science Week (Oct. 9-15, 2011) and are open to U.S. residents of any age. Contests include photography, essay and visual arts. Entries are being taken from across the nation. Prizes include $300 and a copy of the AGI’s Faces of Earth DVD. Winners and finalists will also see their names on the Earth Science Week website.

Don’t miss National Fossil Day on Wednesday, Oct. 12. We will have special exhibits in our museum and visitors to the museum will receive a small Crinoid stem fossil to add to their personal collections. The Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology is located in our Geology and Land Survey building, 111 Fairgrounds RoadRolla. We will be open Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for self-guided tours. Admission is Free. Learn more–Joe