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:
- The Northwest Highlands Geopark organised several open days and talks – and even featured an advert on a bus, designed by students at Kinlochbervie High School!
- Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh held a series of hands on sessions, involving dinosaurs, deep time, tornados and meteorites!
- At Lyme Regis, a one woman play about Mary Anning was performed, as well as several fossil hunting walks.
- University of Liverpool scientists took part in a Family Science Discovery Fair at the Ness Botanic Gardens
- Durham Cathedral ran family Geowalks with Activity Backpacks, as well as a ‘Muddy Monsters’ school loans box programme
- At the Geological Society, we held an education event on Sustainable Water Supplies for Communities with the British Geological Survey
- The London Geodiversity Partnership held a geoconservation day at Riddlesdown Quarry, and a geowalk in Richmond Park
- In Cardiff, National Museum Wales held a joint event for Earth Science Week and Biology – ‘Biology and Geology Rock!’
- 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!