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GeoWeek 2022

Share your enthusiasm and run your own GeoWeek event, urges Tom Argles

1 March 2022

A stunning sunrise over the old Loughrigg Tarn at the heart of the English Lake District National park, Cumbria. UK

Are you eager to get back into the field and share your passion for geoscience? Why not take part in GeoWeek 2022, which runs 7 – 15 May throughout the UK.

Launched in May 2018, GeoWeek promotes and encourages active geoscience by staging a variety of events that enable people all around the UK to experience geology in the context of their local area. The 2022 event promises to serve up a smorgasbord of geoscience for the public across the country. Events can include field trips or guided walks in rural or urban areas, an EarthCache-based field trip, guided bike or canoe trips, ‘ask-a-geologist’ events at local museums, geo-themed pop-up events, or ‘stone-your-home’ expert exploration of the building stones in your local area.

To get involved and register your event, and to access a toolkit that includes advice, logos, leaflets, images and a template press release, visit earth-science.org.uk/geoweek

For more information:
Email: geoweekuk@gmail.com
Twitter: @GeoWeekUK
Facebook: facebook.com/GeoWeekUKI

Dr Tom Argles, the Open University, UK

Spotlight on: Cumbria

Cumbria boasts some of the richest geological heritage in the world – the bones of a landscape that inspired poetry and art from luminaries such as Ruskin, Wordsworth, Turner and Coleridge. Half a billion years of Earth history laid open across Lakeland’s craggy surface, skirted with undulating blankets of younger strata and sculpted by prehistoric ice.

The Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle is coordinating GeoWeek2022 for Cumbria, bringing together societies, businesses, and museums to celebrate Cumbria’s varied and fascinating geology. To find out more, contact Olivia Adu (olivia.adu@tulliehouse.org) or visit www.tulliehouse.co.uk

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