"Virtual Field Trips" to geological sites

around the Boston area (student guide)

We created this site to help students learn about some of the very cool geology right here in the Boston area.

The Boston area holds a history of hundreds of millions of years of changing continents and climate. That history is recorded in the rocks, quite literally under our feet. Much of that history is hidden under the soil, but there are several places where the story is revealed. Each star below links to a location where you can see outcroppings of exposed rock or other geologic features that help us piece together the story of how the Boston area formed and has changed over the past 600 million years.

To access one of the geologic virtual field trips, click on a location on the map below, or click on the list in the sidebar.