This year’s Festival of Geology – brought to you by the Geologists’ Association – took place from the 7th and 8th November, 10.30am – 5pm.
Totally FREE, Totally FUN, Totally ONLINE!
It’s was ROARRRSOME!
DISCOVER the Discovery Room – surprises for all ages
SIT IN on realtime experiments with the GeoBus UCL live video link
TAKE UP the Rockwatch Challenge
SEE the 2020 Rockstar Competition winning entries
VISIT virtual stalls and displays from all over the UK
SHOP for gems, rocks and fossils
ATTEND Geological Lectures by science exports
GO ON a virtual field trip anywhere in the country!
Saturday 7th November Activities
An exciting virtual Discovery Room featuring recordings of the live workshops that took place (coming soon), experiments, downloads and the Rockwatch Passport Challenge!
Discover cutting edge Earth Science by watching the talks held throughout the day.
Uncover hidden gems in the vendors’ and traders’ stalls.
Explore the exhibits and festival activities from societies, universities and museums from all across the UK.
GeoBus Earthquake Building Challenge Live
11am Saturday 7 November 2020
Dr Amy Edgington with the GeoBus was live on Zoom to discover what earthquakes can teach us about the Earth and how to create your own shake-proof building! For this live workshop you will need: Pens, scissors, a cardboard box, sticky tape, spaghetti and marshmallows! This workshop took place in the Rockwatch Discovery Room at the virtual Festival of Geology at www.festivalofgeology.org.uk/discovery-room/
Chalking with Dinosaurs Live on Zoom!
2pm, Saturday 7 November 2020
In a live “Chalking With Dinosaurs” event, palaeontologist Dr Liam Herringshaw of Hidden Horizons and the Yorkshire Fossil Festival explained how we try to make sense of fossil footprints, and how you can make your own dinosaur trackways in the comfort of your own home!
A Zoom link was sent ahead of time and you can watch again (coming soon) in the Discovery Room at www.festivalofgeology.org.uk/discovery-room/
Sunday 8th Activities
Come along to a real festival Field Trip or enjoy a virtual field trip from the comfort of your sofa.
Are you Ready for the Rockwatch Passport Challenge?Download the Rockwatch Passport Challenge Book
Or complete the form online
Step 1: You will be able to find questions all across the virtual Festival of Geology website. Find and answer ten questions, making sure to record your answers in this passport.
Step 2: Simply take a picture of your completed passport and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3: We will get in touch to confirm your entry and send you a certificate!