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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.

 

Northumberland Coast Rocks!

Throughout 2015 Northumbrian Earth has been working on the Northumberland Coast Rocks! project with the Howick Heritage Trust. This project, supported by Heritage Lottery Funds, is centred around a soon to be published book on the Northumberland coastal rocks between Alnmouth and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The Northumberland Coast Rocks! book, written by Helen Page (a local enthusiast and leader of the U3A Geology Group in Alnwick) takes an easy going look at the rocks on the coastline. The book is aimed at families and anyone looking for interesting things to do relating to the rocks on the coastline, and provides a wealth of inofrmation through a series of guided walks along the coast.  

Alongside the book a series of walks and talks were organised to give a taste of the rocky excitement to be explored along the coast, as well as a series of 3 lessons (including a field trip) for each of Seahouses Middle and First Schools. Northumbrian Earth orgnasised and led each of the walks and talks and all of the school events and worked with Helen to review and edit the book. 

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  • 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 the Brian Cox of Northumbria's rocks"

    Ted Wheadon

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