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Earth Science Week 2012


Following the Geological Society's first Earth Science Week (ESW) in 2011, we ran ESW 2012 from 15 – 19 October.


ESW 2012 was about encouraging people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences. In 2012 we highlighted some of the less well-known activities that geology can inspire; and promoted the resources that we offer and are available through other organisations that we work with.

Through our links with teachers and careers experts, we ran a daily blog; posting online lesson plans; highlighting careers in Earth science; and offering free presentations at the London Science Museum using their 'Science on a Sphere' facility (see below).

Please feel free to contact about any aspect of Earth Science Week 2012.

Earth Science Week Objectives

  • To engage people in discovering the Earth sciences.
  • To remind people that Earth science is all around us.
  • To promote opportunities available in Earth Science.
  • To encourage geoscientists to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about the Earth.
  • To work with others to illustrate Earth science as a cross-curriculum subject.


Throughout the week, we posted features related to careers in the Earth scientists - from how to conduct field work to a trip to Mars!

Science on a Sphere


A series of animated presentations open to all, using a room-sized global display system at London's Science Museum