Lives in the Landscape

Geopark Forum member ‘Geologists in the Geopark’ is working with Forum member ’Severn Valley Country Park’ on its Lives in the Landscape’ project. The early part of 2020 will see a programme of encouraging members of the public and existing volunteers to participate in a number of activities. These include investigations of the old colliery spoil heaps for rocks and fossils; guided walks around area looking at local geology and industrial archaeology; hands on geology teaching sessions; and talks on stone quarrying in the Severn Valley. For more information about joining in contact Severn Valley Country Park.
Photos show part of the old colliery spoil that is being investigated with a view to opening it up for rock and fossil hunts for children.

Textiles at the Cob House

Geologists in the Geopark helped with this event at the Cob House, with attendees having a go at creating textile designs inspired by the geology.

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Partner Profile – Geologists in the Geopark

Geologists in the Geopark

This is a group of professional and amateur geologists which provides a service to all members of the Geopark when requested. It has produced rock and fossil detective trails, sets of specimens for public use, geology trails, children’s activities, lectures and guided walks.  Expertise exists in general and local geology, teaching, quarrying, vulcanology, engineering and structural geology, geoconservation and landscape interpretation. The group has a few major undertakings for GeoFest 2017 – an exhibition at Bewdley Museum about geology as seen from space; rock and fossil hunts at Severn Valley Country Park, an exhibition about fossils at Worcester cathedral; and a craft based roving project called ‘Lines in the Landscape’.