Day School - The Geology of South Somerset

Ref: C3529150

Geology of Somerset and the Surrounding Area In this day long course, we shall look at the fundamentals of geology, apply these to the immediate area, the Mendips, Radstock, Ham Hill and Somerset generally and then head to the Jurassic Coast with its fantastic, world class geological formations. We will uncover the beauty of the local landscape, interpret past environments, meet local personalities of past who shaped our understand of geology and conclude the day with a firm understanding of geological principles that we can carry with us in future explorations

Course aim

Geology of Somerset and the Surrounding Area To provide an undertanding of geology generally and specifically to the local area.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • A basic understnading of geology (generally)
  • A basic understanding of geology of the locality
  • An appreciation of how scientists interpret the rocks
  • An appreciation of landscape and how landscape is mediated through geological processes

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • There will be practical activities, so please bring pen and paper and magnifying glass if you have one.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Pens, paper and magnifying glass, if you have one.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Day School - The Geology of South Somerset Course Outline

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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