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Earth Science Week: Birmingham City Centre Geowalk

09 October 2016
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Event type:
Geology Walk
Organised by:
Earth Science Week 2016, Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust
Birmingham City Centre
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Join the Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust for a short guided walk around Birmingham city centre to delve into the geological past and discover ancient coral reefs in the walls of buildings!

This 'geowalk' will be led by geologist Laura Hamilton who will be on hand to help identify your discoveries and answer your questions about ancient geology and how it affects modern life. This event is being held as part of Earth Science Week, a national festival celebrating geology and earth sciences, to encourage and share interests in what lies beneath our feet.

The circular route will take in five stops around central Birmingham, starting at the Town Hall, and will take you on a journey back in time to 330 million years ago when Britain was a lush tropical seaside!

How to attend

Time: 11am – 1pm
Cost: Free, donations welcome

Meet at the Iron Man statue in Victoria Square, Birmingham. Families welcome, no geology knowledge needed!

Further Information

For more information please contact Laura Hamilton (

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is one of 47 local trusts working to make the United Kingdom a better place for people and wildlife. We are a registered charity and depend on the generous support of our members and other donors to carry out our vital work. Working across Birmingham and the Black Country we look after nature reserves, grasslands, woodlands and geological sites and protect them for future generations to enjoy and learn about nature.