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Events Programme Summer 2018

EHT and Deep Time Events

Saturday 5th May 9.30 am – 3.00 pm (Volunteers from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm)

Deep Time visit to Martley

Worcester Sea Scouts are doing the Martley Voyager app.  We are looking for volunteers to help on the day, either as a geologist, back marker or just another friendly helper on the walk.  No experience using the voyager app is needed.

 

Sunday 6th May 2018 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (Volunteers from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm)

EHT Stand and Treasure box activities at Tiddesley Wood Spring Open Day at the Tiddesley Wood Nature Reserve, Pershore, WR10 2AD (nearest postcode).

Join us to celebrate the Wild Life Trust’s 50th anniversary! Enjoy the craft stalls and entertainment in this beautiful woodland setting. Take a closer look at the wood on a wildlife discovery walk, peruse the craft stalls, find out more at information stalls and relax to the music. Much more besides!

 

Thursday 24th May 2018 (Volunteers required – times to be confirmed)

Deep Time visit to Little Doward

A group of home educated families will be doing the Wye Valley Voyager app.  We are looking for volunteers to help on the day, especially as backmarkers and geologists.  No experience using the voyager app is needed.

 

Friday 1st June 2018 11.00 am – 3.00 pm (Volunteers between 10.00 am and 3.30 pm)

Volunteering Fair at The Guild Hall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY

Come and visit the EHT stand to find out about exciting volunteering opportunities and enjoy the dinosaur detective trail.

 

Friday 1st June 2018 11.00 am -3.00 pm (Volunteer between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm)

Malvern Walking Festival Bromyard to Bringsty with Moira Jenkins of the Earth Heritage Trust

Enjoy the spectacular landscape between Bromyard and the Malvern Hills. For further information and to book onto this walk please visit the following website www.malvernwalking.uk

 

Saturday 16th June 2018 9.30 am –1.00 pm (Volunteers from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm)

Herefordshire Walking Festival – Voyages in Deep Time at Black Hill

This walk introduces a free new smartphone app called “Voyages in Deep Time” which will help you discover past environments and landscapes in the Olchon Valley and Cats Back.  To book onto this walk please visit: www.walkingfestival.com. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the walk.  You don’t need experience of the app or technology to help.

 

Sunday 17th June 2018 10.00 am – 3.30 pm

Herefordshire Walking Festival – Geology and Landscape of the Wye Gorge with Moira Jenkins of the Earth Heritage Trust

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Wye Gorge. For further information and to book onto this walk please visit the following website: www.walkingfestival.com

 

Saturday 23rd June 2018 12.30 pm – 4.00 pm (Volunteers from 12.00 to 4.30 pm)

Herefordshire Walking Festival – Voyages in Deep Time at The Doward

This walk introduces a free new smartphone app called ‘Voyages in Deep Time’ which will help you discover past environments and landscapes in the Wye Valley. To book your place please visit www.walkingfestival.com . We are also looking for volunteers for the walk, you don’t need experience of the app or technology to help.

 

Thursday 28th June 2018 4.30 pm – 8.00 pm (Volunteers from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm)

Digital Festival Family Night at The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD

Voyages in Deep Time will be having a stand at the family event to help tell people about our new app.  We are looking for volunteers to help demonstrate the app and provide an extra pair of eyes for our tablets. No experience using the app is required.

 

Saturday 30th June 2018 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (Volunteers between 9.00 am and 5.30 pm)

Science in the Park at Malvern Priory Park, Great Malvern, WR14 3HB

EHT and Deep Time will have a stand featuring a large variety of fossils, our Dinosaur Detective Trail, dig-a-treasure and demonstrating our Voyages in Deep Time project as well as selling our merchandise.  Please let us know if you are able to help with the stand, either a few hours or setting up and taking down, all help is welcome.

Moira would like to invite you all to a picnic on the Malvern Hills.  Some of you may remember that we did this 10 years ago.  I hope to see as many of you as can make it.  Please bring your own picnic and sturdy footwear.

 

Sunday 29th July 2018 11.30 am onwards

Moira Jenkins invites you to a Picnic -  Please meet at British Camp car park SO 763 404

We will walk around the side of British Camp (Herefordshire Beacon).  (You can climb to the top on the way back if you wish.)  The picnic site is on Broad Down with Warren House Formation volcanic rock.  We can see the pillow lavas at Clutters Cave.  There are contrasting views to east and west reflecting the contrasting underlying geology.   There is a section of the ancient Shire Ditch nearby and views looking north showing how the southern Malvern Hills have been thrust westwards out of line with the northern hills.  I hope that you can all come and look forward to seeing you.

The Malvern Hills Trust car park now costs £4.20 for the whole day and allows you to visit all of the hills car parks.

 

Saturday 4th August 2018 10.00 am – 6.00 pm (Volunteers from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm)

Ross on Wye Town Carnival, Rope Walk, Ross on Wye

EHT and Deep Time will have a stand at this popular event, selling our merchandise and demonstrating our “Voyages in Deep Time” app.  Please let us know if you are able to come along and help on the stand selling merchandise, either a few hours or setting up and taking down, all help welcome.

 

Friday 10th August to Sunday 12th August 2018 (Volunteers required throughout the weekend)

The 46th OUGS Symposium at the University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ

Visit the UoW to learn more about the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Enjoy the programme of lectures and discover more about the geology of the two counties with guided walks and talks in the local area. For further information on events please visit the OUGS website: www.ougs.org

To attend the lectures and / or field trips you will have to register and pay as a day visitor (numbers are limited).  However volunteers can visit the on-site open access GeoGarden. There are leaflets available on site and you can download the app (GeoGarden) for free before visiting the site. The EHT offered their expertise in the design and development of the GeoGarden and helped with the sourcing and explanations of the rocks you will find there.

EHT will have a stand selling trail guides and merchandise and Voyages in Deep Time will have a stand demonstrating their new app.  Any help from volunteers or Friends and those who are OUGS members to manage the stands during coffee and lunch breaks and to demonstrate the Deep Time app would be appreciated.

 

Saturday 11th August 2018 1.30 – 4.00 pm (Volunteer from 1.00 pm to 4.30 pm)

Building Stones of Worcester Walk

The stones used to build a city often reflect the local geology and the importance of both the building and city.  Beth Andrews will take us on a pleasant leisurely walk from the University Campus to the centre of Worcester to look at the city’s building stones and discover the stories that they can tell us both about the sources of the stone and the buildings themselves.

Beth is looking for a volunteer backmarker for the walk around Worcester city centre.

 

Monday 13th August 2018 (Volunteers required – times to be confirmed)

Voyages in Deep Time – Lickey Hills

Join Beth Andrews for a walk in the Lickey Hills and try out a new free geology App.  Designed in the form of a simple survival game, to be played on a phone or tablet out in the field, it is a great way to encourage people, especially a younger audience, to get outside and learn about the rocks around them. Can you survive a “Voyage in Deep Time? “

I am looking for volunteers to assist with the walk, no experience of the app or technology is needed.

 

Could you be a Geopark Way Warden?

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust is responsible for the Geopark Way; a geology and heritage trail now in its 10th year which starts in Bridgnorth, Shropshire and ends 109 miles away in Gloucester, travelling through Worcestershire and Herefordshire and skirting the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark.

There are 17 easy to walk sections of the Geopark Way which each need a warden to look after them. Could this be you?

In a nutshell, what we need is people to walk each of the sections twice a year, to keep an eye on the state of the pathway, replace any missing signage, maybe snip a bit of overhanging foliage and to report back to the Geopark Way Project Officer.

The sections vary in length, landscape and geology so there’s a wide choice and anything you feel you could to do to help would be very much appreciated.

You will be supplied with the Geopark Way Guide pages for the section/s you are interested in walking along with A4 maps with more detail than those in the guide. You also get some Geopark Way pointers, description tags and nails, to replace any missing or old ones you may come across.

So, if you feel you could monitor a section or two of the Geopark Way for us on a fairly regular basis; at least twice a year, maybe with a friend if you prefer, or if you know someone who might like to help us, please get in touch.

If you would like to volunteer at any of these events for either a full day or just a few hours please contact me, Allison at the EHT office. Around 2 weeks prior to each event full details of the venue locations and activities etc. will be sent to all volunteers attending.

Many thanks to you all.

Allison Tinsley

Tel: 01905 855184

Email: a.tinsley@worc.ac.uk

 

 

Ice Age Exhibition Summer 2018

Ice Age exhibitions are being held in Worcester over the summer of 2018.  These are exhibitions celebrating over half a million years of the area’s prehistory, from the time our ancestors arrived until the end of the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago.

The H&W Earth Heritage Trust has worked with the Worcestershire Archaeology Service and Worcester City Museum on a project about the Ice Age in Worcestershire.  A substantial booklet about the deposits and archaeology is being printed and will be available to accompany two exhibitions which start at the weekend and run until late August. There is also a programme of events and lectures, the last of which will be given by Ian Fairchild of the Earth Heritage Trust at the Hive on 3rd September 2018.

The full programme is available at: https://iceageworcestershire.com and the exhibitions are as follows:

Ice Age @ Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

16th June 2018 to 8th September 2018

At the Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT.

Open daily within Museum opening hours: 10:30 – 16:30

Download -  The Ice Age in Worcestershire

 

Origins of Us @ The Hive

16th June 2018 to 26th August 2018

At The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD.

Open daily 08:30 – 22:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events April 2018

Thursday 5th April 2018 – 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (Volunteers from 9.30 am  – 5.30 pm)

CountryTastic at the Three Counties Show Ground, Malvern. Worcestershire, WR13 6NW

Meet Vernon the Dinosaur at the H&W EHT stand, dig for treasure and have fun badge making.

With Adam Henson as ambassador, CountryTastic is a fantastic family day out with an educational emphasis to teach children where their food comes from.

If you would like to volunteer at this event please contact EHT on email address:  eht@worc.ac.uk

 

Saturday 7th April 2018 – 10.00 am – 3.30 pm (Volunteers for Deep Time events -see below)

Introduction to Deep Time Session at Whitchurch and Ganarew Memorial Hall, Whitchurch, HR9 6DJ

Learn about our exciting new app and the geology around us.

The new app, is designed to encourage more people, especially young people, to get active and look at geology outside and learn more about how it underpins the landscape around them.  The apps cover two sites in Herefordshire: The Doward, in the Wye Valley and Olchon Valley near the Black Mountains and two sites in Worcestershire: Martley and the Lickey Hills.

We are looking for volunteers to come along and provide support when we take schools out to visit sites and when we are at public events.  You don’t need to know what an “app” is, or have experience with technology just lots of enthusiasm for our spectacular geology.  We don’t have dates for the school trips yet but if you are willing to help then please do let me know and I can contact you when I have more details.

You don’t need to know about or have used any apps, phones or tablets before and we will provide everything you need to learn more.  We will start with an indoor session at  Whitchurch and Ganarew Memorial Hall and then have a stroll up The Doward, to see the app in action.  To find out more about the project or to book a place then please contact me on e.andrews@worc.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Events March 2018

Science Night at the Hive – Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD

Thursday 15th March 2018 – 4.30 pm onwards

Come along to some or all of the FREE talks for all the family at The Hive Science Night.

Book your free tickets online at http://www.thehiveworcester.org/events.html

EHT Talk with Beth Andrews – Voyages in Deep Time – 5.30pm – Meeting Room 3

The Earth Heritage Trust will be talking about their new mobile app which anyone can use to investigate geology.

EHT Talk with Dr. Ian Fairchild (UoB) – Catastrophes in Earth History- 6.30pm – Meeting Room 3

Come and find out about the captivating evidence for catastrophes in the history of our planet in this family talk.

 

Events September 2017

Salt Fest at Droitwich Spa

Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th September 2017

Salt Fest in Droitwich Spa is a great family day out, celebrating the town’s unique salt heritage. Since it started in 2006, the event has grown considerably taking place across the whole town centre with stalls, activities and music for all ages. The Earth Heritage Trust stall will have many activities for you and your family to enjoy. For further details of the event visit www.saltfest.co.uk

 

Events August 2017

BBC Country File Live

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th August 2017

Come and joins us in the Wild Life Zone at BBC Country File Live on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August 2017.  Set in 100 acres of Blenheim Palace’s beautiful parkland, the show brings together the best of the British countryside from live arena shows, animal displays and farming in action to outdoor activities and sports,  fine foods and country clothing.

 

Fortis Family Fun Day

Friday 18th August 2017

Enjoy an afternoon of  family fun from 1.30-3.30 pm at Ledbury Deer Park and take part in the activities on the Earth Heritage Trust stand including the Dinosaur Detective Trail.

 

Fortis Family Fun Day

Friday 25th  August 2017

An afternoon’s family fun from 1.30 -4.00 pm,  including the Earth Heritage Trust Dinosaur Detective Trail at The Oasis Academy in Warndon, Worcester.

Events July 2017

Saturday 1st July 2017

Malvern Science in the Park, Priory Park, Great Malvern from 10.30 am to 4.30pm

Join us for a fun and exciting day exploring the wonders of science and technology. The event is free to attend with activities for all the family. The EHT stand and Dinosaur Detective Trail activities will be there. Any volunteers are very welcome. For further information please visit: www.innovatemalvern.com/science-in-park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events June 2017

Sunday 25th June 2017: Rocks & Landscape of Eastern Herefordshire

A geology and landscape walk, including a look at the building stones of the prominent buildings along the way. From Colwall, we will follow the approximate path of the Geopark Way Trail and end the walk at Ledbury Station. The walk will be taken at a moderate pace to allow ample opportunity to view and discuss the landscape features. For further information and bookings, please visit: www.walkingfestival.com and click on the Programme and Walk 42.

GeoFest 2017

This years GeoFest runs from 27th May to 3rd September 2017 and includes guided walks, children’s activities, tours, exhibitions and much more. You can download the leaflet here – GeoFest 2017 leaflet and start planning some exciting days and evenings out. For further information go to: http://geopark.org.uk/

Events May 2017

Saturday 6th May 2017: The Land Beneath Your Feet – Geology Walk. Croft Castle.

Croft Castle Champions Group. Explore the beautiful Fishpool Valley, with its two quarries, and walk to the summit of Croft Ambrey, a notable Iron Age Hill Fort. See and handle the Aymestry Limestone, enjoy breathtaking views and learn all about the geological features and significance of the landscape. For further information and bookings, please visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle-and-parkland/whats-on and click on ‘The Land Beneath Your Feet – Geology Walk’.

 

Events April 2017

Thursday 13th April 2017: Rock and Fossil Roadshow at CountryTastic, The Three Counties Showground.

Earth Heritage Trust will be collaborating with Gloucestershire Geology Trust to run a Rock and Fossil Roadshow at CountryTastic. For further information, please visit http://www.threecounties.co.uk/countrytastic/

 

Sunday 30th April 2017: Tiddesley Wood Spring Open Day.

Earth Heritage Trust will again have a stand at this year’s Tiddesley Wood Spring Open Day. For further information, please visit www.tiddesley.org.uk

 

Events March 2017

Thursday 16th March 2017: The Hive’s Science Night 2017, The Hive. Worcester.

British Science Week. 16:30 to 19:30. Earth Heritage Trust will have an information stand at The Hive’s Science Night. We will also be running geology-related children’s activities.