• Local GAPs

Slide Show

The Tomlinson-Brown Trust

The Tomlinson Brown Trust (TBT)
The TBT was set up specifically to promote and encourage the appreciation, education and public awareness of Earth Sciences. The TBT is a charity which relies on donations from career geologists and others wishing to support the teaching of Earth Sciences. The TBT welcomes applications for funding from schools across the age range and other bodies needing financial support for Earth Science initiatives.

For more information about the TBT please go to the Tomlinson Brown Trust section of the Earth Science Teachers’ Association (ESTA) website.

Whitman’s Hill Geodiversity Discovery Venture

The Whitman’s Hill Geodiversity Venture’s website is now up and running. Go to http://whitmanshill.earthheritagetrust.org to learn about the project and the geology and landscape of the area. Important information about how to arrange visits to the quarry can also be found on the new website.

Local educational organisations and resources

Bishopswood Environmental Education Centre
A nationally and internationally recognised centre involved in environmental and sustainability education with schools. The centre also runs a variety of training courses. See website for details.

Bodenham Arboretum
Set in 156 acres of countryside on the outskirts of Kidderminster, Bodenham Arboretum is home to more than 2700 trees. There are also 11 pools and 4 miles or trails and a visitor’s centre.

Bewdley Museum
Located in the picturesque river side Georgian town of Bewdley, the museum illustrates the growth and trades of the town as well as the crafts of the surrounding Wyre Forest area through fascinating indoor and outdoor displays.

Geology of the Forest of Dean
Extract from the book The mines of the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas by Tony Oldham.

Geostudies
Delivering field and classroom courses for adult students since 1996, Geostudies is run by Dave Green – local geologist who has been teaching beginners and undergraduates since the 1970s!

Ludlow Museum
Contains the John Norton Gallery and a presentation of the internationally famous geology of the Ludlow area. Also houses displays on human occupation in the area.

Malvern Outdoor Education Centre
An outdoor activities centre owned and operated by Worcestershire County Council. Provides outdoor and indoor classroom activities for school children in the beautiful setting of the north Malvern Hills.

Severn Valley Country Park
Located between the of Highly and Alveley in the Shropshire countryside, this park covers 180 acres of woodland, meadows and wetland. Large areas of the park were reclaimed following cessation of coal mining operations in the area in 1969.

The University of the Third Age
A “a self-help organisation for people no longer in full time employment providing educational, creative and leisure opportunities in a friendly environment.”

Worcester City Museums
Information about the museums in the city of Worcester including the The Commandery and The City Art Gallery & Museum.

Worcestershire County Museum
Housed in the 14th Centrury Hartlebury castle, the museum contains displays on collections ranging from children’s toys, archaeology and costume to craft work by the Bromsgrove Guild.

Wyre Forest Discovery Centre
Located at the Wyre Forest Visitors Centre, in Callow Hill, just outside of Bewdley, the centre provides facilities and programmes designed to educate children about the forest and related subjects such as wildlife and arts and craft.

Links to educational websites

British Geological Survey – Open Geoscience
recently launched on the BGS website, this resource allows open access to certain geological mapping data and a number of other archives. Well worth a look!

British Geological Survey – Crowdmap
Enhancing our knowledge of the geology of the UK through the BGS community web site, allowing the geoscience community to record geohazards and geoexposures, making the information available to all.

BBC Science and Nature: Age of the dinosaurs
part of the BBC’s prehistoric Life website focusing on all things Dinosaur.

BBC Education: GCSE Bitsize Guide to Rocks
GCSE revision site for rocks.

Geological and Geomorphological Animations
A fantastic website with a large variety of animations showing geological and geomorphological features from plate tectonics to longshore drift. Well worth a visit!

Charmouth Fossils
Describes the discovery (in early 2000) and preparation of a large ichthyosaur fossil at Charmouth.

CTI Geography, Geology and Meteorology Homepage
The site’s focus is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning of geography in higher education through the use of appropriate learning technologies and associated resources.

Dinosaurs and the Expanding Earth
Why were Dinosaurs so big? Here is one possible explanation.

The Disaster Area
Colourful, fun site for young students about all sorts of natural disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes and floods. Hosted by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Our Dynamic Earth
An exhibition in the centre of Edinburg with various displays about the Earth.

Education for Sustainability
designed by a partnership of teachers, industrialists and environmental organisations, this site provides resources for teachers, students, parents and anyone else interested in understanding the environment and using resources in a sustainable manner.

Geography Discipline Network
Pedagogic resources for Geography, Earth and Environmental Science in Higher Education.

Global Volcanism Program
Based at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. Aimed at those with a scientific background.

GPS
An introduction to the Global Positioning System.

Mineral Gallery
Online mineral gallery where you can purchase specimens.

Natural History Museum, London

Palaeobase
PalaeoBase databases are intended to provide an authoritative reference and teaching resource for common and stratigraphically important invertebrate macrofossils.

SedLog
SedLog is a free multi-platform software for creating graphic sediment logs. Is designed by geologists for geologists. It provides an intuitive graphical user interface, making it very easy for anyone to use with minimum effort.

The PALEOMAP Project
The site illustrates with animations and colourful maps the movement of the continents and changing climate during the past 650 million years.

West’s Geology Directory
A large directory of internet links on geology and earth science topics, produced by Ian West at Southampton University

Trilobites
A website devoted to all things trilobite!