We do not teach enough geology. We do not graduate enough geology majors, and, worst of all, we are not doing enough to educate the public about the geosciences. Colleges and middle schools, for the most part, are doing a fine job of teaching the Earth sciences. But, most high school curricula do not include a substantial geology component. The resulting gap not only has lowered the level of geology literacy in our citizens but also has resulted in too few college students choosing to study geology.

First, let us take a look at the number of recent geology majors....

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