Public Service Impact
Geology is all around us, and you do not have to be a student at UCL to appreciate the fascination of earth sciences. Through links to our geology collections, taster courses, loans box, projects and self-guided walks, we hope to widen access to both children and adults. We are also represented on the London Geodiversity Partnership, which is working to promote the geological diversity and protect the geological heritage of London.
Examples of activities we have undertaken over the past few years include:
London Geology WalksOnline Resource guide to GeologyLondon has a very rich and varied geology in the built environment, allowing us to see a wide range of beautiful and interesting geology
Fieldwork in LondonOnline Resource guide to GeologyLondon has much to offer students and teachers in the way of geology and physical geography fieldwork.
Mars in the ClassroomOnline Resource for StudentsMars in the Classroom provides an exciting program of hands-on and thought-provoking science activities for children aged 13 to 16.
Geology CollectionThe Rock RoomToday, the collection includes not only rocks, minerals and fossils collected over the last 175 years, but also individual collections of historical importance.
The E N I Children Education ProgrammeMagreb Petroleum GroupThe programme is designed to educate and inspire a new generation of scientists who will need to meet the challenge of supplying the world’s growing energy demands in a sustainable way.
UK Seismology ProjectReal Science with Real DataThe school seismology project enables schools to detect signals from large earthquakes happening anywhere in the world.
Beyond our Academic Studies:
Learning with objects has been an integral part of geological study at UCL since the first half of the nineteenth century. Today, the collection includes not only rocks, minerals and fossils collected over the last 175 years, but also individual collections of historical importance.
London walks is a series of geological walks written by a number of individuals, some of whom are connected with UCL Earth Sciences, which allow Londoners to see a range of geological features, and rocks from around the world, all on the doorstep.
The Mars in the Classroom project provides years 9 - 11 (ages 13 - 16 yrs) science pupils in the UK with an engaging programme of extra-curricular activities. Students are asked to plan their own manned mission to Mars, exploring a wide range of relevant subjects both theoretically and experimentally as they progress through various workshops.