Welcome to Vagabond Geology! We believe strongly that geology has influenced most of human history, continues to influence our world and most importantly, impacts you directly! The effects of geology are all around you if you know what to look for. Ever paddle down a river...thank geology; ever ski a mountain...thank geology; ever fish in a lake...thank geology. Geology creates soils, different plants grow in different soils, different animals feed on different plants...hence, animals you find in the wild are there because of the geology! Geology creates mountains and valleys, mountains and valleys affect climate therefore geology affects climate. Geology creates the minerals we need to live on, it stores the fresh water we depend on, it created the fossil fuels we rely on, it brings to the surface critical rocks we build with and precious stones we love with. Impact of geology in our lives is everywhere! ...Understand geology and you'll understand your world!
Recent Updates Jan 2023-Added SrU's Yr 2 & UT's Yr 1 of the National Treasures Trilogy Mar 2022-Added first year, The Colorado Plateau, of a new trilogy - National Treasures in Our Natural Wonders that included archeological & National Parks of the Plateau Mar 2020-Added "Supplemental Info on the Vagabonds" under Other Topics of Interest/Who are the Vagabonds Feb 2020- Added an analysis of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's "Estimated U.S. Energy Consumption" (US Energy Sources & Uses) charts from 2010. 68% of all US energy generated is "wasted"! Jan 2020- Added Trilogy - Year 3 -"Oregon/Mormon/California Trails" for UT presentations - Added Migration Encore - The Acadians for Sr. U presentations Oct 2019 - Added beginning & ending photos for the Santa Fe Trail field trip Mar 2019 - Added Global Warming video by John Coleman, co-founder of the Weather Channel (under Earth Science Topics) Mar 2019 - Added 9 trail diary links as Supplemental Reading material for Year 3 of the westward expansion series of talks we did Jan 2019 - Added Trilogy - Year 2 - "Trail of Tears/Santa Fe Trail" for UT talks - Added Trilogy - Year 3 - "Oregon/Mormon/California Trails" for Sr U Talks
Sept 2016 - Added "Who are the Vagabonds" under "Other Topics of Interest" in the main menu