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Kentucky Earth Science Information Sources

Map for Kentucky Earth Science Information Sources

The following is a list of earth science information sources in (or near) Kentucky. The list has four parts. Public agencies-Universities and research centers is a list of earth science departments at Universities around the state. These departments are experts on the local geology in their area. Each agency has individuals who have experience working with teachers and students, and who will be useful resources for earth-science questions in the classroom or for general interest. Public parks is a partial list of city, state, and national parks in Kentucky that have a geology theme, and are frequently visited for earth-science-oriented school field trips. For many of these parks, links are available to further geologic information (field trip guidebooks, fact sheets, etc.). Museums is a list of museums in Kentucky with earth science-related exhibits. Organizations and clubs is a list of amateur groups which focus on fossil collecting, rock and mineral collecting, lapidary, or caving. These clubs and organizations offer a variety of educational opportunities for families and students during the year.

Public Agencies-Universities and Research Centers

Public Agencies-Universities and Research Centers

Kentucky Geological Survey
228 Mining and Mineral Resources Building,
University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40506-0107 U.S.A.
Phone: (859)-323-0542
E-mail: Dr. Stephen Greb, Richard Smath
Website: http://www.uky.edu/KGS/
Services: KGS is a research branch of the University of Kentucky. Its mission is to increase knowledge and understanding of the mineral, energy, and water resources, geologic hazards, and geology of Kentucky for the benefit of the Commonwealth and Nation. KGS staff answer questions about Kentucky geology, especially concerning energy, mineral, and water resources. Data, publications, educational resources, on a wide array of topics related to Kentucky geology are available on the KGS website.

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky
101 Slone Research Building Lexington, KY 40506-0053 U.S.A.
Phone: (859) 257-3758
E-mail: Dr. Frank Ettensohn or Dr. David P. Moecher
Website: http://ees.as.uky.edu/
Services: The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in geology and environmental science. Answer questions about Kentucky geology, schedule visits to Department's museum. Visit their web sitefor information about the department, and for earth science information.

Department of Geography and Geosciences, University of Louisville
Department of Geography and Geosciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292 U.S.A.
Phone: (502) 852-6844
E-mail: see website for contact information
Website: http://louisville.edu/geography
Services: The department offers degrees in applied geography. Answer questions about Kentucky geography and geology. Visit their web site for information about the department.

Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Kentucky University
103 Roark Building, 521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, KY 40475-3129 U.S.A.
Phone: (859) 622-1273
E-mail: Dr. Melissa Dieckmann
Website: http://www.geoscience.eku.edu/
Services: The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in geology and geography. Answer questions about Kentucky geology. Visit their web site for information about the department.

Department of Physical Sciences, Geology Program, Morehead State University
123 Lappin Hall Morehead, KY 40351
Phone:  606-783-2221
Email: Dr. Charles Mason
Website: http://www2.moreheadstate.edu/ess/
Services: Department offers undergraduate degrees in science with concentration in earth science. Answer questions about Kentucky geology. Visit their web site for information about the department.

Department of Geosciences, Murray State University
334 Blackburn Hall, Murray State University, Murray KY 42071 U.S.A.
Phone: (270) 809-2847
E-mail: See website for contact information
Website: http://www.murraystate.edu/Academics/CollegesDepartments/CollegeOfScienceEngineeringandTechnology/CollegeOfSciencePrograms/geosciences.aspx
Services: Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in geosciences. Answer questions about Kentucky geology. Visit the department web site or the Remote Sensing Center web site for more information.

Department of Physics and Geology, Northern Kentucky University
Natural Science Center, 204H, Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099
Email: see website for contact information
Phone: (859) 572-5309
Website: http://geology.nku.edu/index.php
Services: Department offers undergraduate degrees in geology. Answer questions about Kentucky geology. Visit the department web site for more information.

Department of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University
No. 1 Big Red Way Bowling Green, KY 42101 U.S.A.
Phone: (502) 745-4555
Website: http://www.wku.edu/geoweb/
E-mail: Dr. Kenneth Kuehn
Services: Department offers undergraduate degrees in geology and geography. Answer questions about Kentucky geology. Visit their web site for information about the department.

Museums

Museumss

American Cave Museum-Hidden River Cave
Horse Cave, Kentucky (2 miles east of Interstate 65, off exit 58)
119 E. Main St.
Horse Cave, Kentucky 42749
Email: see website for contact information
Phone: (270) 786-1466 
Website: www.cavern.org
Services: The museum introduces visitors to the fascinating underground world of natural caverns. Trails lead to a sinkhole and visitors can walk the stairs down into Hidden River Cave. Conservation and cave preservation are highlighted.

Berea College Geology Museum
Berea College, Berea, KY 40404
Email: see website for contact information
Phone: (859)-985-3351
Website: https://www.berea.edu/geologymuseum/
Services: Museum has a large collection of minerals, rocks, gemstones, and fossils from around the world. See website for special exhibits and more information.Educator's resources are available. See their web site, to learn more about the museum and cave.

Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and Science
Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45203-1130
Email: see website for contact information
Phone: (800) 733-2077
Website: http://www.cincymuseum.org/
Services: This is the largest natural history museum in the region. Many exhibits, and activities. See their website for more information.

Clement Mineral Museum
205 N. Walker Street, Marion, KY 42064
Email: see website for contact information
Phone: (877) 965-4263
Website: http://www.clementmineralmuseum.org/index.htm
Services: This museum has a wonderful collection of fluorite and minerals mined from the area. Sponsors digs and mineral shows at different times of the year. See their website for more information.

Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center
Address: 201 West Riverside Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129
Email: see website for contact information
Phone: (812) 280-9970
Website: http://www.fallsoftheohio.org/
Services: The interpretive center has exhibits on the geology, paleontology, and natural history of the area, including a diorama of the Silurian and Devonian seafloor at the falls when the area was a shallow sea, and a diorama of a Devonian coastal swamp.  A mastodon skeleton greets visitors to the center. At low water, you can hike extensive fossil beds in the bedrock along the shore. A fossil festival is held each fall.

Headly-Whitney Museum
4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40510
Email: see website for contact information
Phone: 859-255-6653
Website: http://headley-whitney.org/
Services: Art museum with wonderful jewelry and mineral displays. See website for special exhibits and more information.

Kentucky Coal Museum
231 Main St., Benham, KY 40807
Email: see website for contact information
Phone: (606) 848-1530
Website: http://www.benhamky.org/Museum/
Services: Museum has exhibits on coal mining and the history of mining in the area and offers underground mine tours at Portal 31 in nearby Lynch, Kentucky

Louisville Science Center
727 W. Main St. Louisville, KY 40202
Email: see website for contact information
Phone: (800) 591-2203
Website: http://www.louisvillescience.org/
Services: The museum offers many exhibits about science, a Kids Zone with hands-on activities for young children, and also houses an IMAX theater. Educator's resources are available. See their web site for more information.

Owensboro Museum of Science and History
122 East 2nd Street , Owensboro, KY 42303-4108
Email: see website for contact information
Phone: (270) 687-2732
Website: http://owensboromuseum.org/
Services: Museum has exhibits on the natural history of the area. See their website for more information.

Public Parks in Kentucky Where You Can See Geology

Public Parks in Kentucky

Big Bone Lick State Park

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Location: Northern Kentucky. The park is approximately 6 miles west of I-75 on Ky. 338, 22 miles southwest of Covington.
Address: 3380 Beaver Rd., Union, KY 41091
County: Boone
Highlights: Fossils of ice-age mammals from this site provide d some of the first evidence for extinction. Fossils were studied by Georges Cuvier, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, among others. Specimens from Big Bone Lick are in collections at some of the world’s most famous natural history museums. The park has a small museum with ice-age fossil remains of mammoths, mastodons, bison, and other creatures that lived in the area, as well as a short film on the natural history of the region. Visitors can walk around a recreated scene from the ice age outside of the interpretive center.
Link to Did You Know...?
Link to pdf of McGrain’s (1985) Geologic Story of Kentucky, including a section about Big Bone Lick
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/big-bone-lick/default.aspx

 

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Location: Southeastern Kentucky. The park straddles the Kentucky-Tennessee border southwest of Whitley City, off of U.S. 27. The northern park entrance is accessible through Stearns and Whitley City.
County: Whitley (and neighboring parts of Tennessee)
Highlights: The historical coal-mining community of Blue Heron is preserved in the Kentucky side of the park. Blue Heron can be accessed by car or you can ride in a scenic railroad a short distance from Stearns. Also in the Kentucky portion of the park are Yahoo Falls and Yahoo Arch (a natural arch), which are accessible by short trails. Scenic trails in and along the South Fork, at Yahoo Falls, and Yahoo Arch, contain Pennsylvanian-age sandstones, shales, and coals, and Mississippian-age limestones.
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://www.nps.gov/biso/index.htm

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

Location: Northern Kentucky, approximately 10 miles northeast of Carlisle, on U.S. 68.
Address: 10299 Maysville Rd., Carlisle, KY 40311.
County: Robertson
Highlights: Although the park’s main focus is the Revolutionary War battle that occurred here, it’s pioneer museum includes displays on the natural history of the salt licks that drew animals and humans to this site. Ice-age fossil remains of mammoths, mastodons, musk ox, bison, and other creatures that lived in the area, as well as local Ordovician fossils, are also on display.
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/blue_licks/default.aspx

Breaks Interstate Park

Breaks Interstate Park

Location: Eastern Kentucky. The park is located on Ky. 80, approximately 7 miles east of Elkhorn City. The park straddles the Kentucky–Virginia state line. The park’s lodge is on the Virginia side of the park.
Address: P.O. Box 100, 627 Commission Circle, Breaks, VA 24607.
County:  Pike (and adjacent parts of Dickenson and Buchanan Counties, Virginia)
Highlights: The Breaks is one of the deepest gorges in the eastern United States. The park is located on the northern edge of the Pine Mountain Thrust Block. From numerous overlooks you can view the long crest of Pine Mountain southward from the park. Pine Mountain sits on a block of the earth’s crust that was pushed up and over underlying crust approximately 4 miles in the Breaks area. The gorge owes much of its rugged scenery to this ancient tectonic history. A large tear fault called the Russell Fork Fault occurs just southwest of the park. Scenic trails along the cliff line provide views of Russell Fork and exceptional exposures of Pennsylvanian-age, conglomeratic sandstones. The park has many good examples of fracture influences on weathering and erosion.
Link to Did You Know...?
Link to pdf of McGrain’s (1985) Geologic Story of Kentucky, which includes a section about the Breaks
Link to pdf of Greb and others (2006) geologic field guide for the Breaks area
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://www.breakspark.com/

Carter Caves State Resort Park

Location: Northeastern Kentucky. The park is approximately 5 miles from the Olive Hill exit (exit 161) at I-64, off of Ky. 182.
Address: 344 Caveland Dr., Olive Hill, KY 41164-9032
County: Carter
Highlights: Several small caves are on the park property and are part of Bat Cave and Cascade Caverns State Nature Preserves. The nature center provides information about caves, and multiple cave tours are offered daily. Scenic trails in the park pass rock outcroppings along Tygarts Creek, and several small natural arches. Pennsylvanian-age sandstones and Mississippian-age sandstones and limestones are well exposed along several trails.
Link to pdf of McGrain’s (1985) Geologic Story of Kentucky, which includes a section on Carter Caves
Link to pdf of a geologic field guide in the park area
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/default.aspx

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Location: Southeastern Kentucky. The park is located approximately 16 miles west of I-75 (exit 25) via U.S. 25 and Ky. 90.
Address:  7351 Ky. 90, Corbin, KY 40701
County: McCreary and Whitley Counties
Highlights: Cumberland Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the eastern United States. Scenic trails above and below the falls provide exceptional exposures of Pennsylvanian-age conglomeratic sandstones in cliffs along the Cumberland River. A thin coal bed is exposed along one trail and near the entrance to the parking lot for the falls. On evenings when the full moon is visible, a “moonbow” can sometimes be seen in the mist from the falls when the moonlight is at the right angle in the sky.
Link to a virtual geologic field trip
Link to pdf of McGrain’s (1985) Geologic Story of Kentucky, which includes a section about the falls
Link to pdf of McGrain’s (1955) Geology of Cumberland Falls State Park
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/cumberland-falls/default.aspx

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Location: Southeastern Kentucky. The park is just north of U.S. 25E, near the city of Middlesboro and neighboring parts of Virginia and Tennessee.
Address: 91 Bartlett Park Rd., Middlesboro, KY 40965
County: Bell (and neighboring Virginia and Tennessee)
Highlights: Cumberland Gap is a natural break in the Appalachian Mountains, which was the gateway west for early pioneers and settlers in the region. The gap was created by weathering and erosion along the Rocky Face Fault. The park is located on the Pine Mountain Thrust Block. A nature center at the park has information about regional geology. Scenic trails offer overlooks of Middlesboro, as well as rocky cliffs and small waterfalls. From the gap, the circular shape of the Middlesboro Basin can be seen. This basin was formed through erosion of broken rock strata that once lay beneath an ancient meteor impact site. Tours of Gap Cave are also offered at different times of the year in the Virginia portion of the park.
Link to pdf of Crawford and Hunsberger’s (2011) Geology of Cumberland Gap National Historic Park poster
Link to Did You Know...?

Link to pdf of McGrain’s (1985) Geologic Story of Kentucky, which includes a section about the gap
Link to pdf of a geologic field guide for Middlesboro
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://www.nps.gov/cuga/index.htm

Falls of the Ohio State Park

Falls of the Ohio State Park

Location: Central Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Louisville. The park is accessible from the Indiana side of the river, a few miles west of I-65 from the first exit north of the Ohio River. The interpretive center and state park are in Indiana, but since the Kentucky state line is the northern edge of the Ohio River, parts of the fossil beds at low water are in Kentucky.
Address: 201 West Riverside Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129
County: Jefferson (and neighboring parts of Clark County, Indiana)
Highlights: Falls of the Ohio is an Indiana state park and National Wildlife Conservation Area. It is one of the most famous fossil sites in North America. Thousands of fossils of marine organisms from the Devonian Period are exposed in bedrock along the river at low water levels during the summer. A wonderful interpretive center has exhibits on the geology, paleontology, and natural history of the area, including a diorama of the Silurian and Devonian seafloor at the falls when the area was a shallow sea, and a diorama of a Devonian coastal swamp. A mastodon skeleton greets visitors to the center. A fossil festival is held each fall.
Link to pdf of Greb and other’s (1995) Fossil beds of the Falls of the Ohio
Link to pdf of McGrain’s (1985) Geologic Story of Kentucky, which includes a section about the falls
Link to pdf of a geologic field guide of the falls area by Hendricks and others (2005)
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site)http://www.fallsoftheohio.org/

Kingdom Come State Park

Location: Southeastern Kentucky. The state park is located off of U.S. 119, just outside of Cumberland.
Address: 502 Park Rd., Cumberland, KY 40823
County: Harlan
Highlights: The park straddles the crest of Pine Mountain at an elevation of 2,700 ft above sea level. Pine Mountain is a part of the earth’s crust which has been thrust up and over another block of the earth’s crust. Scenic trails provide overlooks of the valleys more than 1,000 ft below, and are lined by Pennsylvanian-age conglomeratic sandstones.
Link to pdf of McGrain's (1985) Geologic Story of Kentucky, which includes a section about Pine Mountain
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/kingdom-come/default.aspx
Tourism web site with images and trails http://www.kingdomcome.org/kcsp/trails.html

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

Location: South-central Kentucky. The park is a few miles south of Jamestown, off of U.S. 27.
Address: 5465 State Park Rd., Jamestown, KY 42629
County: Russell (the lake extends into Clinton and Wayne Counties as well)
Highlights: Although there are few geological sites in the park itself, the lake extends well beyond the park boundaries and outcrops are common. The Mississippian-age Fort Payne Formation along the lake contains famous reef-like mounds. More important to the nongeologist are geodes and fossils (especially crinoid columnals, or so called “beads”), which are common along the lakeshore.
Link to virtual field trips and geologic field guides for the lake area <under construction>
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/lake-cumberland/default.aspx

Mammoth Cave National Park

Location: Central Kentucky. The park is located near Cave City, just west of I-65, approximately 35 miles north of Bowling Green and 37 miles south of Elizabethtown.
Address: 1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy., Mammoth Cave, KY 42259
County: Edmonson
Highlights: Mammoth Cave is the world’s largest cave, with nearly 390 miles of passages. It is twice as long as the second-longest cave. Mammoth Cave is a National Park, a World Heritage Site, and a Biosphere Reserve. The park offers many different types of cave tours. The nature center has exhibits and information about caves and the history of the park. Scenic walking trails are also available to examine the karst landscape on the surface, above and around the cave.
Link to Did You Know...?
Link to pdf of Geology of Mammoth Cave (1962)
Link to pdf of a geologic field guide for the cave area by May and others (2005)
Link to pdf of a geologic field guide for the cave area by Kuehn and others (1994)
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://www.nps.gov/maca/index.htm

McConnell Springs

McConnell Springs

Location: Central Kentucky. The park is located in Lexington, off of Old Frankfort Pike.
Address: 416 Rebmann Ln., Lexington, KY 40504
County: Fayette
Highlights: The park has a short trail that highlights the karst geology of central Kentucky. Signs and trail guides explain various karst features and the importance of the spring to the early history of the city. Along the trail, water rises to the surface in spring, sinks below the surface, comes back to the surface, and then, after flowing through a small creek, disappears back into the ground.
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://www.mcconnellsprings.org/

Natural Arch Scenic Area, Daniel Boone National Forest

Natural Arch Scenic Area, Daniel Boone National Forest

Location: Eastern Kentucky. The trailhead to the arch is on Ky. 927, a short distance west of U.S. 27, south of Parkers Lake, approximately 20 miles south of Somerset.
County: McCreary
Highlights: Natural Arch, locally referred to as McCreary Arch, is a large natural arch. It is the second-longest arch in the state. The arch is approximately 1 mile from the parking lot and is accessible by trail. Outcrops of Pennsylvanian-age conglomeratic sandstones are well exposed along the trail.
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://www.fs.U.S.da.gov/recarea/dbnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=39726

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Location: Eastern Kentucky. The park entrance is off of Ky. 11, approximately 2 miles southeast of Slade and the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway.
Address: 2135 Natural Bridge Rd., Slade KY 40376
County: Powell
Highlights: Natural Bridge is the longest natural arch in the state. A trail from the lodge leads up to the bridge, or you can take a ski lift to the top. Trails to the bridge are lined with rocky cliffs, rock shelters, balancing rocks, and overlooks. There are good exposures of Mississippian-age limestones and Pennsylvanian-age conglomeratic sandstones along the trails. Many good examples of fracture influences on weathering and erosion can also be seen along trails.
Link to a virtual geology trip to Natural Bridge
Link to pdf of McGrain’s (1985) Geologic Story of Kentucky, which includes a section about the bridge
Link to pdf of a geologic field guide in the park area by Ettensohn and others (2010)
Link to pdf of a geologic field guide in the park area by Greb and others (2005)
Link to pdf of McFarlan’s (1954) Geology of the Natural Bridge state park area
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/natural-bridge/default.aspx

Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Location: Southeastern Kentucky. The state park is located off of U.S. 25E, south of Pineville and north of Middlesboro.
Address: 1050 State Park Rd., Pineville, KY 40977
County: Bell
Highlights: Pine Mountain is a part of the earth’s crust which has been thrust up and over another block of the earth’s crust. At the park, the block has moved approximately 10 miles from its original position. Beds tilted by movement along the thrust fault can be observed along U.S.25E beneath the park in Pineville. Scenic trails are lined by rocky cliffs of Pennsylvanian-age conglomeratic sandstones.
Link to Did You Know...?
Link to pdf of McGrain’s (1985) Geologic Story of Kentucky, which includes a section about Pine Mountain
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/pine-mountain/default.aspx

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Location: Central Kentucky. The park is located approximately 8 miles southeast of Lexington, off of Jacks Creek Pike.
Address:  5888 Jacks Creek Pike, Lexington, KY 40515
County: Fayette
Highlights: Views of the Kentucky River Palisades and a small stream that cuts a narrow gorge down to the Kentucky River. Outcrops along the creeks consist of Ordovician-age limestones. Very good examples of fracture controls on erosion are visible along the creeks. The Nature Center has exhibits, which include a display of characteristic fossils from the region.
Link to pdf of a geologic field guide
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=276

Red River Gorge, Daniel Boone National Forest

Red River Gorge, Daniel Boone National Forest

Location: Eastern Kentucky. The gorge area is located north of the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway, near Slade (exit 33). Many trailheads are located along Ky. 77 and Ky. 715, which wind along the Red River for parts of their lengths.
County: Powell
Highlights: The gorge is a National Natural Landmark, a dedicated Geological Area, and part of Daniel Boone National Forest. The Gladie Cultural-Environmental Learning Center has exhibits and information about local geology and natural history. The gorge area contains many natural arches, rock shelters, cliff lines, and waterfalls, mostly developed in Pennsylvanian-age conglomeratic sandstones. Some of the most visited locations are Nada Tunnel, Chimney Rock, Tower Rock, and Sky Bridge.
Link to pdf of a geologic field guide in the gorge area by Greb and others (2005)
Link to pdf of McFarlan’s (1954) Geology of the Natural Bridge state park area (which includes part of the Red River Gorge
Link to location and geologic map at the Kentucky Geological Survey map server
Official Web site (leave KGS Web site) http://www.fs.U.S.da.gov/recarea/dbnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=39458

Organizations and Clubs

These organizations and clubs have earth-science meetings and sponsor field trips. Most are actively involved in earth-science education. Go to their websites for more information:

Cincinnati Dry Dredgers
201 Braunstein Hall, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Services: See their website for more information. http://drydredgers.org/

Cincinnati Mineral Society
Sharon Centre Auditorium, Sharon Woods Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Services: See their website for more information. http://www.mineralsociety.org/

KYANA Geological Society
3745 Illinois Ave, Louisville Nature Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Services: See their website for more information. http://www.kyanageo.org/index.htm.

Kentucky Paleontological Society
Mines and Minerals Resource Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
Services: See their website for more information. http://www.uky.edu/OtherOrgs/KPS/

Rockhounds of Central Kentucky
Meadowthorpe Community Center, 333 Larch Lane, Lexington, Kentucky.
Services: See their website for more information. http://lexrockclub.tripod.com/rock1.htm