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The Geoscience Education and Outreach Network (GEON) is our brand new online network, which brings together individuals passionate about geoscience education and outreach. It's the first digital space dedicated to those interested in geoscience.

GEON provides an informal and interactive platform for professionals, educators, and enthusiasts from across the sector to share opportunities, seek and offer funding or support, and stay informed about the latest developments. It is also the home of a huge range of educational resources, from lesson plans and teaching materials to interactive activities and virtual field trips. GEON members have the opportunity to showcase their work, share success stories, and contribute to the growing library of resources available to inspire the next generation of geoscientists. 

GEON is completely free and open to everyone, enabling new and exciting collaborations at the touch of a button. We invite everyone to join the conversation, connect on GEON, and contribute to the collaborative spirit of our community!

GEON can be found on Discord – an online platform, which is completely free to use. Discord can be accessed through a web browser or a mobile app, so you can stay connected anytime, anywhere.

GEON users can create a personalised profile highlighting their expertise, interests, ideas and showcase any ongoing activity. Whether you're an educator looking for innovative classroom resources or a researcher looking for outreach opportunities, GEON will help you find like-minded collaborators or expand your professional network with just a few clicks. 


Content shared on GEON is organised into channels: from a place to advertise upcoming outreach activities and events, to a home for all your best geology holiday pictures, or a place to get an answer to the question ‘What’s This Rock?’! 

Screenshot showing the welcome rules on GEON   Screenshot of the 'Education' category on GEON
  Screenshot of the 'Outreach' category on GEON
Find a warm welcome to GEON in the WELCOME channels.   Find all the latest news and thoughts on geology education in the EDUCATION channels. 
  Learn about geoscience events and activities in the OUTREACH channels. 

Screenshot of the 'Opportunities' category on GEON     Screenshot of the 'All Things Rocks' category on GEON
Find or list volunteering or paid work opportunities in the OPPORTUNITIES channels.
  Use TEXT channels to share photos and chat with like-minded collaborators.
  Share your rock pet photos or find help with rock identification in the ALL THINGS ROCKS channels.

The networking aspect of GEON goes beyond introductions. Through GEON's channels, users can find discussion forums and interest groups, where they can delve into specific topics, share experiences, and pose questions to the community. Whether it's the latest advancements in geological research, best practices in outreach, or updates on educational initiatives, everyone can find their community on GEON.

Screenshot of Geology Holidays on GEON

Network with like-minded geology enthusiasts and professionals - share geology photos, discussion and more!

Screenshot of photos showing Rock Pets at Glastonbury

Simply click here to go to Discord, where GEON is located. You'll then be guided through the process of joining, or taken directly to the GEON server if you are already a member. 

Be sure to read the rules and follow the instructions to gain access, including introducing yourself to the GEON community. GEON is free to us and open to all! 

  • What is this Discord server about? 
Our Discord server is dedicated to geoscience education and outreach. It's a place for like-minded individuals to connect, share ideas, and engage in discussions related to geoscience education and outreach. 
  • How can I join the GEON community? 

Simply click here to go to Discord, where GEON is located. You'll then be guided through the process of joining, or taken directly to the GEON server if you are already a member. Be sure to read the rules and follow the instructions to gain access, including introducing yourself to the GEON community. GEON is free to us and open to all!  

  • What are the GEON rules? 
Our rules are listed in the #rules channel. Please read them carefully to ensure a positive and respectful environment for all members. 
  • Can I promote my content/business on GEON? 
Yes! If your content aligns with the server’s theme of geoscience and outreach, then please do promote your content on GEON. One of the aims of GEON is to be a space for knowledge and information exchange.  
  • How can I suggest improvements or request channels? 
Feel free to share your suggestions in the #channel-requests-and-improvements channel.  
  • Are there specific channels for different topics? 
Yes, we have organised channels for various topics related to geoscience education and outreach. Check the channel list and descriptions in the #channel-guide to find the perfect spot for your discussions. 
  • Can I request a new channel or feature? 
Absolutely! Drop your ideas in the #channel-requests-and-improvements channel.  We value your input and aim to make the server an enjoyable space for everyone. 
  • Are there any upcoming events or contests? 
Keep an eye on the #general channel for updates on events, contests, or any important news related to the server. 
  • How do I contact the server moderators? 
You can reach out to moderators by tagging them (@moderators) in any of the channels or by sending a direct message if their DMs are open. Please remember to be respectful and patient. 
  • How can I report issues or inappropriate behaviour? 

If you witness any rule violations or have any issues, please take screenshots, and report it to a moderator in the #report-issues channel. Your help is essential in maintaining a positive community.

Discord have created tools to help make Discord and GEON a more accessible space for users around the world – from chat font/typography scale, screen reader compatibility, and high contrast settings, to image descriptions and text-to-speech functionality.

Discord consistently updates its features and interface with accessibility in mind, actively seeking feedback from users to enhance accessibility features further.

More information about accessibility on GEON can be found on the Discord website:

  • Eligibility: 
The giveaway is open to all members of GEON who have answered the giveaway question in the designated giveaway channel. The giveaway closes at midnight GMT on 29 March 2024. Participants must be 18 years or older to enter. 
  • Entry: 

To enter the giveaway, participants must answer the giveaway question in the designated "giveaway" channel on the Discord server. 

  • Prizes: 

The prizes are: a Geological Society merch pack; a rock pet making kit/rock pet; £50 to spend on Geology Superstore; a posters package; and a temporary tattoo. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be exchanged for cash or other alternatives. The organiser reserves the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without prior notice.  

  • Winner selection: 

Winners will be selected at random from eligible entries using a random selection tool. The number of winners and the distribution of prizes will be determined by the organiser. The selection of winners will be final and binding.

Notification: Winners will be notified via direct message on Discord within one month of the giveaway closing. If a winner does not respond within one week of being notified or is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may be selected.  

  • Publicity: 

By entering the giveaway, participants grant permission for their Discord username to be announced publicly as a winner. 

  • Privacy: 

Personal information collected for the purpose of the giveaway will be used solely for prize fulfilment and will not be shared with third parties. By entering the giveaway, participants agree to the organiser's use of their personal information as described herein. 

  • General conditions: 

The organiser reserves the right to cancel, suspend, or modify the giveaway if fraud, technical failures, or any other factors beyond their control impair the integrity or proper functioning of the giveaway. By participating in the giveaway, participants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.  


Resources posted on GEON have not been endorsed by GSL.