JOURNEY INTO THE JURASSIC: Rocks & Landscape of the Coast and Moors | Day School
A hands-on exploration of how the underlying rocks have made this beautiful landscape. We’ll be using maps, photos, fossils and lots of practical work to uncover the hidden secrets of our very own Jurassic world.
To give an introduction to the ways in which the spectacular landscape of the area is formed by the underlying rocks.
Who is the course for?
All adults. No experience or qualifications are required.
What topics will this course cover
The course uses maps, drawings, photographs and models to investigate the geology and landscape of the region. Working from direct knowledge of elements like slopes, plateaux, cliffs and beaches, students will build up a picture of how geological processes create landscapes.
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of simple map interpretation. Show an understanding of basic geological processes. Show an understanding of how past and present environments are created. Show an ability to work in cooperation with other students. Demonstrate an understanding of the links between rocks and landscape.
How will I know I'm making progress?
Students will be taken through a series of tasks during the course, and will be informally assessed as they carry out each task. They will be asked to give feedback on these and on the course as a whole.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Coloured felt pens, pencils, pads of paper.
Reading and information sources
None essential. Desirable: The Dinosaur Coast Pocket Edition; Rocks and Landscape of the North York Moors [both available at Woodend, where the course is being held].
What could the course lead to?
Further Reading: Rawson & Wright: Geologists Association Guide to the Yorkshire Coast; British Mesozoic Fossils Activities: Walks provided by local organisations like Hidden Horizons and the Rotunda Geology Group.