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British Geological Survey Open Day

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Environmental Science Centre

Nicker Hill

Keyworth

Nottingham

NG12 5GD

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Discover your inner scientist at the British Geological Survey Open Day in Keyworth – Saturday 12th October

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Booking is essential; visitors that haven't booked tickets may be refused entry to the event.

Please bring a copy of your ticket(s) with you on a mobile device or a printed copy for each member of your family or group to the Registration desk to 'Check-in'.

To celebrate Earth Science Week, the BGS is throwing open its doors to the public for a FREE fun-filled day of hands-on activities, talks, exhibitions and tours, with a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes with special laboratory and workshop demonstrations. This is a family-friendly event with the theme ‘Geoscience is for everyone’.

Visitors can learn about research into volcanoes, landslides, tsunami and even make their own earthquake! You can handle many of the rocks and fossils on display, learn about the secrets of soils and for any tech lovers, come and discover the metals used in your mobile phone. Or join us as we look at the stars and learn about meteorites and cosmochemistry, there’ll be something for all ages and interests to discover. We’d love to welcome both new and returning guests, so we’re delighted to have support this year from Plymouth University who are addressing equality and helping to get more girls interested in geoscience. If you have daughters, nieces or female friends who could become the geoscientists of our future, please bring them along!

Highlights include:

  • Make your own fossils with RockWatch, the national club for young geologists

  • Minecraft: help children explore the explosive world of volcanology with Lancaster University

  • Flash Flood! Hull University virtual reality experience that places people in a river as it floods

  • Join our ‘Girls into Geoscience’ workshops by Plymouth University for a look at careers open to earth science graduates

  • Hot drinks and refreshments on site

The BGS reserve the right to cancel talks or tours without notice in the event of lack of bookings, staff shortages, equipment failure or adverse weather conditions; with no liability for existing bookings.

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Environmental Science Centre

Nicker Hill

Keyworth

Nottingham

NG12 5GD

United Kingdom

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