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Contact Details

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.

 

Over the last few years Northumbrian Earth has worked with the U3A geology group of Alnwick to develop a series of geo-walks on the coast, supported by the Northumberland Coast AONB.

Leading on from this Northumbrian Earth will again be working with the Alnwick U3A geology group as geology consultant for a book to be published on the geology of the coastline.

The U3A geo-walk PDFs are available for download below:

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.

Following on from the publication the temptingly named "Northumberland Coast AONB Geo-diversity Audit and Action Plan" in early 2010 Northumbrian Earth has every year delivered as series of geo-walks to support the action plan in widening access to interpretation of the geo-diversity of the coast. These walks have been highly successful with excellent attendance. You can see the planned walks for this year on our Geo-walks page.

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 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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