ESEF Cymru Meetings

ESEF Cymru meetings are an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss issues and concerns relevant to earth science education in Wales. The meeting programme is flexible in order to allow time for informal networking, a business meeting, a presentation from invited speaker(s) and time for stakeholder discussion. Attendees suggest topics for future meetings.

There are three or four meetings a year. ESEF Cymru is inclusive, all relevant groups are encouraged to join and anyone with an interest in earth science education is welcome to attend, for more information please contact us. At least one meeting a year will be held outside Cardiff. In 2007 Techniquest @ NEWI in Wrexham hosted an ESEF Cymru meeting.



Meetings  
Ninth meeting
“The Geology of Welsh Whisky and Water”


Presentations by:
Brian Morgan (Chairman, Welsh Whisky and Chairman, Brecon Carreg Water) and
Tony Ramsey (Fforest Fawr Geopark and School of Earth Sciences, University of Cardiff).

20 November 2007, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.
Welsh whisky tasting.

Abstract
Eighth meeting
 “Delivering Earth science education – developing new partnerships and identifying new funding sources in science”


Presentations by:
Professor Dianne Edwards (Cardiff University).
“Delivering Earth science education in partnership with the National Botanic Gardens for Wales”.
Dr Jana Horák & Heather Jackson (Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales)
“Working from the inside — delivering Earth science education materials through Science & Technologies Facilities Council funding”.

9 October 2007, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Minutes
Presentations

Seventh meeting
Held in conjunction with Environment Agency Wales and the Cardiff Harbour Authority.
“CARDIFF BAY  BARRAGE VISIT and SEVERN BARRAGE DISCUSSION”
Is Cardiff bay an example of sustainable development? What are your views on the Severn Barrage proposal?

26 June 2007

Abstract
Minutes
Presentations
Sixth meeting
 “Geodiversity and Geoconservation - the Welsh dimension”

Earth Science Education Forum – Cymru (ESEF-Cymru)
In Conjunction with the Association for Science Education (ASE) NE Branch

13 March 2007,Techniquest @ NEWI
Science Discovery Centre
Wrexham, North East Wales

Presentations by
Professor Cynthia Burek
(University of Chester, Chair of NEWRIGS and UKRIGS Executive),
Cathie Brooks and Alwyn Roberts (Countryside Council for Wales) and
Jacqui Malpas (Geodiversity Officer, Clwydian Range AONB)

Displays
GCSE Science and Geology publications by WJEC and OCR

Abstract
Minutes
Presentations
Fifth meeting
“The Geology of Wine”

Presentation by
Professor John C W Cope
(Department of Geology, National Museum of Wales)
12 December 2006, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Abstract
Minutes
Presentations
Fourth meeting
 “Floating Classroom”

Presentations by
Dr Chris Wooldridge (Degree Scheme Coordinator, Marine Geography, Cardiff University)
Dr Nicola Rimington (Estuarine & Coastal Scientist, Countryside Council for Wales)
Dr Andrew Mackie (Marine Biodiversity Section Head, Department of Biodiversity & Systematic Biology, National Museum Wales)
Dr Ceri James (Marine, Coastal and Hydrocarbons, British Geological Survey)
Lara Murphy (Marine Biodiversity, National Museum of Wales)
Ian Selby (British Marine Aggregate Producers Association)
7 November 2006, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Abstract
Minutes
Presentations
Third meeting
“Outdoor Classroom”

Presentations by
Abigail Brown (The Geology Trusts)
Kim Polistina (Outdoor Learning, University of Glamorgan)
11 July 2006, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Abstract
Minutes
Presentations
Second meeting
“Geotourism in Wales – by land and air”

Presentations by
Dr Peter Brabham (University of Cardiff)
Allan Cuthbertson (Neath and Port Talbot CBC)
Tony Ramsey (Director, Fforest Fawr Geopark)
2 May 2006, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Abstract
Minutes
Presentations
First meeting
Launch by Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan AM, First Minister
 “Climate Change – Past, present and future”

Presentation by
Professor Paul Pearson (University of Cardiff)
24 January, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Minutes

First Minister's speech:
Summary
Transcript


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