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Geoscience Education Academy

The Geoscience Education Academy 2015

Free to attend and running 23 - 26 July 2015, the GEA offers UK teachers a great opportunity to understand how to teach geoscience if it is not their principal subject.

Distinguished Geo Memorial Trust

Distinguished Geologists Memorial Trust

Two travel bursaries of up to £2000 for early career Fellows' career development. Apply by the end of April. 


STRATI 2015 Travel Awards:Apply by 8 May

Funding for graduate students & early career scientists to to attend the 2nd International Congress on Stratigraphy in Austria, and an NSF-funded workshop, “Vouchering the Stratigraphic Record”.


Geological Society Careers Days 2015

18 November 2015 - GSL Careers Day, Nottingham

25 November 2015 - GSL Careers in Earth Science Day, Edinburgh

For more information, please visit the careers days page.

Education and Careers

This area includes material relevant to school teachers and students; through higher education and employment options; to lifelong learning and CPD.

100 Geosites

100 Great Geosites

Explore our list of 100 great geological sites across the UK and Ireland, featuring some of the most diverse and beautiful geology in the world and spanning most of geological time.
Geoheritage fact sheet

New Fact Sheet on UK Geoheritage

In October 2014, the Society announced its list of 100 Great Geosites. Find out more about the geoheritage of the UK and Ireland, and why we have such an amazing range of geological sites.
Lesson Plans

New Lesson Plans

Read our new Lesson Plans for some classroom inspiration for Earth Science Week.
Radioactive Waste

Podcast Double Bill: Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

Rebecca Lunn of the University of Strathclyde and Professor Neil Chapman talk about the UK's efforts to dispose of our higher level radioactive waste, and the potential risks involved.

Jobs in Geology and Earth Science

View the latest employment opportunities in geology and the Earth science industry with our online job listings. Search for vacancies across a wide range of sectors and locations.

Plate Tectonics

Volcano map

Online resource aimed at students aged 14-16. Learn how the theory of plate tectonics developed, watch animations & find out about UK tectonic history.

The Rock Cycle

The Rock Cycle

A web-resource aimed at UK KS3 science students, using animations and images to see how surface and deep Earth processes produce the rocks we stand on, and use to build our homes.