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Earth Science Week 2019
Earth Science Week 2019 in the UK & Ireland will take place on 12-20 October, with a theme of 'Geoscience is for everyone'. 

Earth Science Week is an annual international celebration of the geology all around us. Through public events like geowalks, hands on activities, talks and open days, organisations and individuals aim to raise public awareness of geology and how it affects our lives. 

Coordinated by the American Geoscience Institute in the US, and the Geological Society of London in the UK & Ireland, the week also takes place in an increasing number of countries around the world.  

Calendar of events

Need some inspiration for your event this year? Take a look at the variety of events held throughout last year’s Earth Science Week

See the winners of the 2018 Earth Science Week photography competition! 

The photography competition was open to all, with no entry fee or limit on entries. The winners received cash prizes along with features in our 2019 Earth Science Week calendar.

See the winning photos.


Find a range of links to self guided walks on our geowalks page.

School visits

We’d love more geologists to take part in school workshops – let us know if you have ideas, or have a look at our education resources for some inspiration. Or why not sign up to be a Geology STEM Ambassador? Teachers can request a Geology STEM Ambassador to come to their school and give a talk or workshop throughout the year. 

Topics you could request include: the uses of rocks and minerals, energy resources, how we get metals from the ground, the water cycle, mineral properties and identification...whatever you like! If you’re a school or college interested in a visit from a geologist, get in touch!

Social Media

If you were involved in Earth Science week 2018 we’d love to hear from you with pictures or details of how you took part!