Earth Science Week
This year’s Earth Science Week took place on 7 – 13 October.
With a theme of ‘Geology Outside’, we hoped to encourage a greater appreciation of the geology that exists on our doorsteps in the UK – whether you live in the city or the countryside.
Regional and national events ran throughout the week, culminating in a great geology walk on Saturday 12 October. Material was made available on our website for self guided walks, and there were many walks organised by our Regional Groups.
If you joined in, we’d love to see pictures of the geology where you are – tweet us @geolsoc using the hashtag #greatgeowalk or email ESWUK@geolsoc.org.uk.
Lesson plans, blogs and more that were published throughout the week are still available on the website.
Events for Earth Science Week included:
Pete Loader gave a lecture for Friends of the Society and School Affiliates on plate tectonics.
The Mars Science Laboratory Mission: The Curiosity Rover’s Exploration of Gale Crater (Sanjeev Gupta, Imperial College)
On 12 October we encouraged self guided walks that anyone, anywhere could participate in. It was an opportunity to explore the geology in your local area, and send us your pictures! We posted links to online walking guides.
We organised guided walks in London, Aberdeenshire or St Andrews.
We published lesson plans for each day of the week.
Send us your pictures of unusual kerbstone markings to contribute to our national database!
'Geology on your doorstep'. Enter a picture of geology in your local area to win a cash prize.
- US Earth Science Week was held from 13 - 19 October with a theme of 'Mapping Our World.' Find out how they celebrated ESW.
- On 18 October, the Geological Society is hosted an evening of science and literature. 'Ask the Mountains Their Story', will featured prose, poetry and biography, and a talk by former GSL President Bryan Lovell.