The BGS has celebrated British Science Week (formerly National Science and Engineering Week) since it began in 1994.
In 2017, we will host our annual Fossil and Rock Show, which is aimed at primary schoolchildren.
The BGS Fossil and Rock Show for schools will be held in our conference centre at Keyworth between 14–16 March 2017.
The Fossil and Rock Show is aimed at primary schools teaching Key Stage 2 and is particularly suitable for years 5 and 6.
Invitations to this event have already been sent out to local schools. Successful schools will be notified before the end of the Autumn term.
Check out the galleries below that show some highlights from previous schools and Fossil and Rock Show events.
Sadly, we won't be hosting our Family Fun Day in 2017, but look out for information about our 'full-size' Open Day in summer 2017.
More about the 2016 BGS Family Fun Day.
The BGS hosted an Open Day on Saturday 27 June at its headquarters in Keyworth.
Our ‘full-scale’ open days are likely to be held every two years, so look out for the next one in summer 2017.
BGS Edinburgh moved offices in 2016 to the Heriot-Watt University campus on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
As a result, in 2015 we held a 'showcase' event at the Dynamic Earth visitor attraction in central Edinburgh on Sunday 18 October.
Stands included making your own erupting volcano, 'Lego tsunami village', augmented reality sandpit and carbon capture and storage demonstrations.
Murchison House, the BGS office in Edinburgh, held its annual Open Day on Saturday 27 September 2014 as part of Edinburgh's Doors Open Days.
The Open Day was packed with earth
science demonstrations, talks, experiments and displays of our work at home and abroad, with lots of hands-on activities.
This year our interactive exhibits included an augmented reality sandbox, making your own earthquake, tsunami safety demonstrations and a 2700-gallon pool where you can pilot an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
From time to time BGS has held open days to support the National Archives 'Archive Awareness' and 'Explore Your Archives' campaigns.
We last held an open archive day for the public at Keyworth on Saturday 1 December 2012. This event was in support of the national Archive Awareness Campaign 2012. The national theme for AAC was ‘Sports, Games and the Olympics’, where we explored the links between fun, leisure, sporting achievement and the earth sciences.
Read more about the 2012 event.
Our next Archives Awareness Event is likely to be in winter 2016. Keep your eyes on our main events page for further details.
Contact email@example.com for further information about BGS schools events and open days.