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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2018 news and update

1. OUGS Meeting.

There was a strong participation by folk associated with the Trust at the Open University Geological Society’s annual meeting that was held 10-12th August at the University of Worcester, including lectures, demonstrations and the leading of field trips in Worcester, to Martley, Abberley and Lickey.  We also had a successful sale of merchandise and surplus geological maps. Thanks to all.

 

2. Voyages in Deep Time Project.

Two part-time assistants have been recruited to assist Beth Andrews with outreach activity in the next two months of the project.  Matthew Webb is helping with some events and has already worked with Beth on preparation of new display materials that were used at the OUGS meeting. Catherine Laidlaw will be writing step-by-step guides to using the apps.  The specific field locations for which ‘voyages’ are being created during the project are the Olchon Valley, The Doward (Wye valley), Martley area and the Lickey Hills.  Some short voyages are also being created for the most popular part of the Malvern ridge, Wren’s Nest, and the Bredon Hill area, which should prove popular with tourist visitors.

 

3. Cotteridge Park project.

A public “Christmas” lecture is being planned for December to Birmingham’s Open Spaces Forum, a network organization of 130 groups in the city, including the Friends of the Cotteridge Park.  We will present some of our geological results on the glacial erratics in public spaces in Birmingham (and North Worcs) along with aspects of the social history surrounding the great interest in these around a century ago.  Watch this space for more details.

 

4. Lost Landscapes and the Ice Age in Worcestershire.

A reminder that the exhibitions at Worcester City Museum and the Hive continue until 8th September.  The exhibition website is at: https://iceageworcestershire.com/

Our booklet on the Ice Age in Worcestershire, jointly produced by Worcester’s Archive and Archaeology Service is available at the exhibition sites for £2.50.   Several lectures are being arranged in association with the exhibitions, although two are being rearranged because of illness.   A lecture by Jonathan Larwood on William Smith’s Map is being held on Thursday 23rd August at 7 p.m. and EHT’s Ian Fairchild is giving a lecture on “From the Ice Age to the Anthropocene” on Monday 3rd September, also at 7 p.m.

To book a place, go to http://www.thehiveworcester.org/events.html

 

5. Herefordshire’s Ice Age Ponds.

The Heritage Lottery Fund have agreed to fund the development stage of this project which is a partnership between Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team and H&W Earth Heritage Trust.  It concerns the identification, monitoring and conservation of some of the many ponds in western Herefordshire located within the hummocky moraines formed by advance of ice around 25,000 years ago.  We believe that many ponds have been in existence since that time. The development phase will run from September 2018 for a year and we will be bidding for an 18-month delivery phase in the period 2020-2021.  There will be plenty of opportunities for Friends and volunteers to get involved in fieldwork over the winter and spring.  Also, if there is anyone out there interested in the use of Geographic Information Systems for mapping, there is a chance to get involved in this work which will be starting right at the beginning of the project.  We’ll give more details of the project in future bulletins.

 

6. Map library and EHT archives.

Small groups will be working on rationalizing our maps, books and paper archives with a special effort in the latter half of this month.  We have made £120 by sale of maps so far. Anyone who has a spare day and would like to help please contact us.

The H&W EHT and Voyages in Deep Time will be attending the GA conference (see point 8 below) with stands and displays, selling trail guides, merchandise and geological and OS maps. If you are able to volunteer to help out on the stand at any time over the weekend of the 19th – 21st October 2018 please let us know.

 

7. Volunteering for the Earth Heritage Trust

If you have some spare time and would like to get involved with the EHT at future events for a couple of hours or half a day or so, please do let us know and we can add you to our list of volunteers to contact in the future.

If you would like to volunteer please contact Allison at the EHT office. Tel: 01905 855184 or email: eht@worc.ac.uk

Many thanks.

 

8. Lapworth Museum and GA Annual Conference 19-21 October 2018

The Geologists’ Association Annual Conference 2018 is being held from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st October 2018 at the University of Birmingham.

‘The Geology of Mordor’ – Exploring the incredible geology and mineral wealth of the Black Country that powered the ‘workshop of the world’ and inspired iconic art and literature.

Provisional Programme:

Friday 19th October

Pre Conference – Arrivals
Tours of the recently redeveloped Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham & an Evening informal get together with the conference team, at a convenient Birmingham Pub

Saturday 20th October:

In the Noble Room, Staff House, University of Birmingham
Lectures & Topics/speakers to date:

  • Speaker (tbc): People and rocks in the landscape of ‘Mordor’.
  • Graham Worton (Dudley Museum): The Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark.
  • Dr Lil Stevens (Natural History Museum): Carboniferous flora of the Black Country.
  • Colin Knipe (formally Johnson Poole & Bloomer): Mining and industry in the Black Country.
  • Ben Evans (National Museum of Wales): Conserving Geoheritage in a coalfield – urban area.
  • Dr Will Tattersdill (University of Birmingham English Literature): The influence of the Black Country’s geological and industrial heritage on literature & art.
  • Professor Paul Smith (Oxford Museum of Natural History): Exceptional fossils, geology and geoheritage inspiring current research.

Conference Dinner: At the Lapworth Museum of Geology

Sunday 21st October

Range of excursions to include:

  • The limestone geology and fossils of the Black Country (Wren’s nest National Nature Reserve), including a canal trip into the limestone caverns
  • The Coal Measures geology of the Black Country Coalfield
  • The Building Stones Tour of Birmingham City Centre

    For further information and to purchase your registration:
    Visit:
    www.geologistsassociation.org.uk or email: conference@geologistsassociation.org.uk

Venue: University of Birmingham, The Lapworth Museum of Geology & Dudley Museum

Please come and visit the H&W EHT and Voyages in Deep Time stand at the GA conference where we will have informative displays; trail guides, merchandise and geological and OS maps for sale.

 

9. Teme Valley Geological Society (TVGS) Talks

Please find details of forthcoming TVGS evening talks held in Martley Memorial Hall (MMH). Talks commence at 7.30pm, fees are £3 for non-members and £1 for members.

Monday 17th September 2018

Members evening.

Monday 15th October 2018

Dr Sarah Greene, University of Birmingham–How did climate change contribute to the end-Triassic mass extinction? I’ve got a brand new record of ocean temperature and the first record of ocean pH, both from well-known UK localities.

Monday 19th November 2018

Jim Marshall on Tanzania.

For further information of the TVGS please visit www.geo-village.eu

 

10. Woolhope Club

The Woolhope Club Geology Section talks are held from 5.30 pm in the Councillors’ Meeting Room – Committee Room 1 at the Shire Hall, Hereford. Non-members welcome at a cost of £2.

Friday 28th September 2018

Carboniferous in the surrounding areas with Dr Bernard Besly.

Friday 26th October 2018

Professor Fred Shotton with Professor Peter Worsley of Reading Geological Society.

Friday 23rd November 2018

Tale of Five Magmas: A Review of Planetary volcanism with Dr Paul Olver.

Friday 14th December 2018

Christmas members evening with rocks and fossils

For further information of the Woolhope Club please visit www.woolhopeclub.org.uk

 

 

 

If you have anything you would like to include in our next monthly update please forward to eht@worc.ac.uk by 18th September 2018.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust, Geological Records Centre,

University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ.

Tel: 01905 855184, Email: eht@worc.ac.uk

 

     

     

     

     

    Ice Age Ponds Project Officer – Vacancy

    Ice Age Ponds Project Officer

    Post title:                     Ice Age Ponds Project Officer (geology)

    Responsible to:           H&WEHT-appointed contact together with Project Steering Group

    Hours  :                       Up to 50 days, timing by mutual agreement, within 12-month period of development phase of project

    Status:                         Self-employed consultant

    Salary:                         £119/day for a suitably experienced candidate. Candidates requiring more training may be offered more days work at a lower rate

    Form of application: Please submit a one-side personal statement outlining your suitability for the job and a CV addressed to the Chair at eht@worc.ac.uk, to arrive by 3 p.m. on Friday 5th October 2018.

    Interview date: Friday 12th October at the Earth Heritage Trust offices, Worcester

     

    Overall Aim of the Project

    The project aims to:

    1          Increase our knowledge and understanding of the Kettle Hole landscape of Herefordshire and share that information with local communities, visitors and wider stakeholders

    2          Conserve and enhance the heritage of the Kettle Hole landscape through conserving  Kettle Hole sites and enthusing landowners and the wider public to care for them

    This project aims to survey and conserve the glacial ‘kettle hole’ ponds of Herefordshire.  These unusual features are geologically fascinating and, due to their unique history, often represent important ecosystems for a variety of plants, invertebrates, amphibians, and mammals, as well as many threatened and rare species.  Our project seeks to work with the communities, schools and landowners within the project area, providing opportunities to learn about and survey these ponds through the acquisition of new skills and ultimately working towards their conservation.

    This post concerns the geological aspects of the project and complements a project manager who will be responsible for delivery of the biological aspects of the project.

    We are recruiting someone to be involved in the development phase of the project but an extension for a similar post may be available, subject to a successful application, for delivery phase funding.

    In particular, the project as a whole will:

    • work with the local communities and between the three project partners – Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team (HART), Herefordshire Wildlife Trust (HWT) – to survey the glacial landscape of Herefordshire.
    • work with the partners and local people to develop their skills in pond surveying, pond wildlife identification, geological assessments and practical conservation management through training and practical action at the ponds;
    • work with landowners to gain access to ponds for survey needs and conservation activities
    • engage with schools in the project area – in collaboration with Herefordshire Wildplay to deliver educational activities including talks to the children, visits to the ponds, arranging pond dipping in the nearby accessible ponds;
    • produce displays, digital presentations and information for roadshows for the communities, including engaging activities for the children and their parents and friends;
    • create information leaflets to describe the project aims and attract active public involvement in the consultation and services offered, and to describe the glacial landscape;
    • arrange regular publicity and updates to the HWT, H&WEHT and HART websites and Facebook, including for example a project diary Blog, project progress video, events updates, species list updates;
    • arrange for up to 8 WildPlay events in the project area;
    • run a Project Launch event;
    • Provide up to 6 training events to develop the skills of the groups in species identification, geological assessments, pond surveying and recording the outcomes to inform;
    • Prepare a Conservation Strategy and 25 Conservation Management Plans

     

    Definition of “geological aspects” of the project

    “Geological aspects” broadly covers those areas of expertise contributed by the H&WEHT, complementing the biological expertise of HART and HWT.  This includes the glacial geomorphology and sediment substrate, topographic surveying, hydrology and hydrochemistry of ponds, and the appropriate depiction of these features on remotely sensed maps.

    Main duties of this post

    The role of the EHT Project Officer will be to ensure the successful delivery of the geological aspects of the project Development Phase and specifically:

    • under the guidance of EHT Trustees and staff, and other project partners, to ensure that geological aspects of the Development Phase appropriately support a successful preparation of a stage 2 Heritage Lottery Fund application
    • to develop a good working relationship with the Project manager to coordinate fieldwork and to support their leadership of fieldwork and safety requirements and environmental regulations
    • to support EHT trustees in providing optimal GIS mapping products that are optimal for the project. Leadership of some aspects of this could be available to candidates with appropriate expertise
    • to liaise with University geological partners to effectively deploy their staff and students for the benefit of the HLF project
    • to procure, maintain and supply equipment required for geological observations at pond sites
    • to develop the geological aspects of the training programme for volunteers and to participate extensively in fieldwork alongside volunteers and experienced staff
    • to participate in outreach events organized by the project
    • to compile and maintain a database of the geological aspects of the project including numeric and non-numeric data

    Other duties

    The post holder will be required to:

    • Undertake health and safety duties commensurate with the post and as detailed in H&WEHT’s Health and Safety policy;
    • Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job and participate in appropriate training activities;
    • Present a positive image of the Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Earth Heritage Trust and the Herefordshire Amphibian and Reptile Team and their funding partners, as well as maintaining constructive relationships with other organisations;
    • To work with the Office Administrator to ensure the efficient and professional running of the H&WEHT
    • Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this job.

    Person Specification

    Post title:                     Ice Age Ponds Project Officer

    Responsible to:           H&WEHT-appointed contact, Conservation Manager, HWT, and HART appointed contact

    Hours:                         50 days, timing by mutual agreement within 12-month period of development phase of project

    Status:                         Self-employed consultant

    Salary:                         £119/day for an experienced candidate.Candidates requiring more training may be offered more days work at a lower rate

     

    Knowledge and experience

    It is essential that the post holder has:

    • Degree or equivalent experience in geology, physical geography or related discipline
    • Extensive experience of fieldwork

    It is desirable that the post holder has:

    • Experience of working with volunteers and contractors;
    • Knowledge of one or more of the following: glacial geomorphology, geographic information systems (GIS), hydrology, water quality.

    Skills and abilities

    It is essential that the post holder has:

    • Excellent communication, organisational, and people skills;
    • Word processing and spreadsheet skills;

    It is desirable that the post holder has:

    • Practical experience of GIS
    • An appreciation of the demands and practicalities of working for a volunteer-based organisation

     

    Other

    It is essential that the post holder has:

    • A full valid driving licence;

     

     

    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.