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Northumbrian Earth
The Old Reading Room
Kirknewton
NE71 6XE

T: 01668 216066

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Education Projects

Northumbrian Earth has been working with various partners to develop and deliver interpretation and educational material for the local community. This ranges from research and project development as part of community schemes through work with adult natural history groups to delivering activity based geo-diversity lessons for schools.

 

Ferryhill

The Archaeology Practice, a well established community archaeology group, asked Northumbrian Earth to work with it to deliver the geo-diversity elements of the Ferryhill Village Atlas. http://www.archaeologicalpractice.co.uk/projects/current/ferryhill/index.htm

This community which flourished as a coal mining community is located next to Thrislington Quarry famous for its fossil fishes and sharks. Northumbrian Earth has already delivered the first of several activity based geo-diversity lessons to a local primary school and will also be working on some geo-diversity research and building material identification with the community.

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Interesting items

  • Northumberland Coast Rocks!

    Northumberland Coast Rocks!

    This project, which was completed during 2015 organised by the Howick Heritage Group and supported with HLF funding, delivered a book, some educational work with a local first and middle school and a series of walks and talks. In this section of geo-diversity resources you can have a look at the presentation given for the walks and talks as well as much of the material which was used in the educational work including lesson plans, activities and exercises.  There is also a handy guide to fossils to be found on the beach at Seahouses (and elsewhere on the coast).

Testimonials

  • "Ian is an ethusiastic geologist and if you go on enough of his walks you soon will be too! Although I have visited the Northumberland Coast many times before, learning about its geology allowed me to see it from a very different perspective. Ian was an enagaging and entertaining guide and as a result of his walk I was able to understand more about this fascinating area."

    Sam Isaac
    Sustainable Tourism researcher

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