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Earth Science Week 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016 9:29
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esw-badge-final-2016-180w-transparent-strokeA huge thank you to everyone who took part in Earth Science Week 2016! With over 50 events across the UK and Ireland, it was our biggest yet, with more organisations taking part than ever before.

For those already making plans, next year’s dates will be 7-15 October, with a theme of ‘Our Restless Earth.’

Some of this year’s highlights:

  • bus-advertThe Northwest Highlands Geopark organised several open days and talks – and even featured an advert on a bus, designed by students at Kinlochbervie High School!
Students from Kinlochbervie High School with their advert

Students from Kinlochbervie High School with their advert

  • Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh held a series of hands on sessions, involving dinosaurs, deep time, tornados and meteorites!
'Earth Explored' at Dynamic Earth

‘Earth Explored’ at Dynamic Earth

  • At Lyme Regis, a one woman play about Mary Anning was performed, as well as several fossil hunting walks.

‘The Fossil Lady of Lyme’

Family Science Discovery Fair at Ness Botanic Gardens

Family Science Discovery Fair at Ness Botanic Gardens

  • Durham Cathedral ran family Geowalks with Activity Backpacks, as well as a ‘Muddy Monsters’ school loans box programme
Geowalks with Durham Cathedral

Geowalks with Durham Cathedral

  • At the Geological Society, we held an education event on Sustainable Water Supplies for Communities with the British Geological Survey
Students at the joint GSL/BGS education workshop

Students at the joint GSL/BGS education workshop

Geoconservation at Riddlesdown Quarry

Geoconservation at Riddlesdown Quarry

  • In Cardiff, National Museum Wales held a joint event for Earth Science Week and Biology – ‘Biology and Geology Rock!’

‘Biology and Geology Rock!’ at National Museum Wales

  • In Birmingham, the Lickey Hills Geochampions held a geoconservation day at Kendal End Quarry, as well as a geowalk and and family Open Day


These are just a few of the over fifty events which took place around the country – for the full list, visit our website.

A huge thank you to everyone who organised, volunteered at or attended events – see you again next year!



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