The Natural History Museum is running a free Earth Science Fair at the Natural History Museum for KS3-5 students, on 1 March
Our museum scientists from our Palaeontology and Mineralogy departments will chat informally with students at their stands, bringing along their favourite specimens and activities to share. The Learning department will also be present, armed with fun Earth Science activities.
The aim is to enthuse your students about Earth Science, and place their school studies in a real-world context. For example, our meteorites scientists can discuss their research with your students, and our exploration geologists explain their work with mining industry.
Timed slots ensure your group will have exclusive access to the stands, with capacity for 60 students per slot. These are at 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 13:30 and 14:15, for 30 minutes.
The fair is held near the Earth Galleries in the foyer of our Flett Events theatre, so it would be the perfect compliment to a day exploring the Power Within and Restless Surface galleries. These galleries are very popular with schools studying earthquakes, volcanoes and the rock cycle. For gallery information please see http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/galleries/red-zone/the-power-within/ and http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/galleries/red-zone/restless-surface/ We have ‘Explore and Discover Guide’ worksheets to support the gallery visits, which have a small charge of 50p per booklet.
If you would like to book, please call our bookings line on 020 7942 5555.
Links to other online diaries and regular events
British Geological Survey diary.
British Geological Survey educational events
Gemmological Association courses and workshops
Most Gem-A short courses and workshops are open to the public
and all courses are run in central London (near Hatton Garden).
Main gem and diamond courses are accredited with the QCA.
We run courses and exams worldwide.
Geological Society conferences and meetings.
International Geoscience Education Organisation.