Day School: The Earth on Fire

Ref: C2226071

This dayschool will describe and explain the variety and distribution of volcanoes worldwide, the forces which produce them, and the nature of eruptions and other forms of volcanic activity. We shall consider some of the world’s greatest eruptions and their effects, and look at volcanic rocks and landscapes in Britain and Europe

Course aim

To provide an introduction to volcanoes and volcanic activity, explaining the distribution, nature and variety of volcanoes and other volcanic phenomena and of volcanic rocks and landscapes.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Explain the origins and causes of volcanic activity
  • Recall a number of significant volcanic events
  • Recognise different types of volcano, volcanic activity and volcanic landscap
  • Discuss the influence of volcanic activity on man

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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

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Day School: The Earth on Fire

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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