The Health and Safety Executive website includes a Health & Safety Management Lecturing Resource for Quarrying Related Degree Courses at www.hse.gov.uk/quarries/education/index.htm . This Education and Training Course has been produced by EPIC (NTO) Ltd., the National Training Organisation for the Extractive and Minerals Processing Industries, on behalf of the HSE, with the assistance of the Camborne School of Mines (University of Exeter), and the active participation of the other Higher Education establishments serving the sector, professional bodies, and employers in the sector.
JESEI (Joint Earth Science Education Initiative)
This website aids Chemistry, Biology and Physics specialists with their teaching of Earth Science by providing material within each science specialism.
Resources include worksheets, weblinks, and teacher’s notes. The worksheets and notes enable teachers to build up their background knowledge and also outline interactive practical activities that can bring the teaching of earth science to life. Website is: www.esta-uk.net/jesei/index.htm.
The Open University is the largest provider of distance education at university level. There is a full degree available in Earth Science courses, including Environmental Science, and courses in specific subjects can be taken individually, not as part of a degree programme. Teaching is done through a variety of media: online, book, PC-based DVD and television. For details of courses, please see www.open.ac.uk.
Royal Meteorological Society
RainCatch is an online project for children aged 8 to 12 and also for individuals of any age. Details can be found on the project's website www.metlink.org/raincatch.
UK Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites (UKRIGS)
UKRIGS is not only involved in geoconservation but also has an Education Project—Earth Science
On-Site. The project uses twelve former aggregates sites to develop and publish examples of high
quality earth science field teaching activities for schools up to GCSE level, aimed at non-specialist
teachers. They have been produced in collaboration with partners in the Earth Science Teachers'
Association, the Earth Science Education Unit and the National Stone Centre.
They are intended as exemplars and may be adapted for use at
The sites are:
Park Hall (Staffs), National Stone Centre (Derbys),
Black Rock (Derbys), Apes Tor/Ecton (Staff ),
South Elmsall (West Yorks), Dryhill (Kent), Ercall (Shropshire),
Barrow Hill (Dudley), Redbury Camp/Vallis Vale (Somerset),
Mosedale (Cumbria), Meldon (Devon), Ryton Pools (Warwicks).
Download from www.ukrigs.org.uk
The Project is funded by DEFRA's Aggregates Levy Sustainability
Fund, administered by English Nature/ Natural England.
There are also useful lists of web resources for earth science
education on the International Geoscience Education Organisation
and Commission on Geoscience Education, Training and Technology Transfer
© ESEF 2013. This site is hosted by the British Geological Survey but responsibility for the content of the site lies with Earth Science Education Forum for England and Wales. Questions, suggestions or comments regarding the contents of this site should be directed to David Bailey.