Wikipedia Articles of Geology Enhancement Project

Last year the students in the Tectonics course I TAed were assigned the task of repairing geology and tectonics related Wikipedia articles. Students had to select a Wikipedia article with sparse or incorrect information, research the topic, and submit an improved version of the article for review. The TA then reviewed the new article version and only after the students submitted revisions was the article approved for publication on Wikipedia. Here are the issues students tackled last year:

Students are responsible for seeking out and selecting topics to research. We encourage them to focus on process articles, but articles about important locations are also fair game, especially if they exemplify a specific tectonic process. This year we will be sending out the Wikipedia Tectonic Stubs list to the students as a springboard for finding their topic. However, I wanted to reach out to the geo-blago and twitter spheres for topic ideas. 
So I ask you all, what geology and tectonics articles on Wikipedia are in need of attention? Respond in the comments section below, on twitter (@tsherryUSA), or in your own blog post (please send me the link!).

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Comment from Matt Hall of AgileGeoscience:

I finally got around to reading this after a lot of travel. It’s terrific — I’m so glad to read about the exercise and its outcomes, so thanks for reporting.

While I definitely don’t want to discourage people from building up their own ‘to do’ lists in Wikipedia, I did want to point to one other resource for finding articles that need work (you already mentioned the stubs lists at
WikiProjects try to consolidate efforts on certain topics. WikiProject Geology maintains a list ( of high priority articles that need work (it takes a minute to parse the colourful table), and also a To Do list of tasks ( These can be good places to look for inspiration.
Cheers! Matt


Thanks for the links, Matt! I’ve passed them on to our students.