Rob Butler, Professor of Tectonics at the University of Aberdeen, reflects on 50 years of plate tectonic theory, and announces our new online project, Plate Tectonic Stories.
On Wednesday 3rd May the Geological Society hosted the National Schools Geology Challenge and Early Career Geologist Award Finals at Burlington House. A total of seven different school teams and six early career geologists from across the UK battled it out to win the coveted geo trophies.
Science Hunters is an outreach project based in Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University. We use Minecraft to engage children with science and help them learn about topics not usually covered in science lessons, so it’s a great opportunity to introduce some Earth Science themes.
We’re thrilled to be a partner organisation for BBC Learning’s ‘Terrific Scientific’ project, providing resources for the ‘Water’ investigation due to begin in February!
Earlier this month, the Education Team at the Geological Society attended the launch of Terrific Scientific – a new science initiative from BBC Learning in partnership with the Wellcome Trust. As a partner organisation, the Geological Society has provided supporting resources for one of the project’s themes – water.
A 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. View an album of images from the week For those already making plans, next year’s dates will be 7-15 …
A guest post from Lucy Jackson, who attended the 2016 Geoscience Education Academy as a student representative. As someone keenly interested in Geology, the Geoscience Education Academy seemed like a perfect opportunity to develop my knowledge of the subject outside of my school studies. Therefore, when I was offered a place as a student assistant, I …
I had heard about it a few times, but didn’t apply. The offer seemed to be too good to be true – four days in London learning about geoscience, with everything paid for – surely not?
A 9 day long celebration of the geology all around us in the UK and Ireland, Earth Science Week is an opportunity for museums and other outreach organisations to highlight their collections, for geologists to engage with new audiences, and for the public to explore the geology around them.
On 25th April the Geological Society hosted the fifth and largest ever National Schools Geology Challenge and Early Career Geologist Finals at Burlington House. The day brought together a record eight school teams and six young geoscientists, each representing a different Regional Group, to present their topic of choice to our panel of four judges from industry …