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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.  

This year’s Earth Science Week in the UK & Ireland will be 13-21 October 2018, with a theme of ‘Earth science in our lives’. To mark the Geological Society's Year of Resources, we're highlighting the ways in which geology affects our lives through everyday objects, possessions, products and services, in the home and further afield - often in ways we don't expect. 

 Further information on how you can get involved will be posted here shortly - if you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Sarah Day.


Interested in organising a geowalk where you are as part of Earth Science Week? You can 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 during Earth Science Week. 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!

Earth Science Week 2017 Launch Event

For the launch of Earth Science Week 2017, Ashley Reinhardt gave a talk about her cycling trip to all of the Geological Society's 100 Great Geosites. Watch it here!

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We’d love to hear from you during the week with pictures or details of what you’re doing. If you're running an event or activity we'd be happy to add it to our listings.


Earth Science Week Schools event


12 October 2017: a special event on Plate Tectonics and Mineralogy

Self Guided Geowalks

Self-Guided Geowalks

Explore your local area.