Supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels
Association headlines Maggie Williams awarded the 2014 Distinguished Service Award by the Geological Society of London. ESTA AGM Papers 2014 HERE.
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Professor Iain Stewart
ESTA President
Nikki Edwards
ESTA Chairman


This is a link to the map of UK schools teaching geology GCSE, AS or A2: This map results from a collaboration with several other bodies.  Both the Geological Society and the British Geological Survey have made substantial contributions. Population of the map with data from various sources was funded by BGS. If there are errors on this map, schools should notify David Bailey at the following address: Please note: ESTA cannot guarantee information is accurate or current.


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Welcome to the Earth Science Teachers' Association website. The aim of the Association is to advance education by encouraging and supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels, whether as a single subject such as Geology, or as part of Science or Geography or other courses. We are particularly keen to welcome as members, teachers who have no formal Earth science training but deliver an Earth science component in the National Curriculum. There is no qualification necessary for membership, other than a willingness to promote the aim of the Association. If you are considering a career in teaching then please look here.
Keeping in touch with ESTA members We would like to build up an email list of ESTA members.  We hope to use this list to contact you by email in order to send you details of ESTA meetings and activities and alert you to other Earth Science activities and events that may be of interest to you. If you would like to added to our mailing list, please confirm by sending a message to David Bailey (ESTA Secretary) here. We promise that mailings will be informal and at irregular intervals (say once or twice a term). (You can ask to be removed from our mailing list at any time) Best wishes,  Nikki Edwards (ESTA Chairman)



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Web features GEOTREX  - Over 360 files of Teaching Resources available free online for members ‘GEOTREX open’ contains sample files from GEOTREX. Please click to examine them. STEGO - Over 60 files of KS3 and KS4 materials available free online for members Tedbury Camp Quarry - Resource materials for this Geological Gem in Somerset, funded by PESGB.   Sample 'A' level experiment Book Reviews page  News and News Headlines Geology School Club - a guide to help you start a Geology School Club. Tomlinson-Brown Trust - promotes and encourages the appreciation, education and public awareness of Earth Sciences.TBT welcomes applications for funding from schools across the age ranges and from other bodies needing financial support for Earth Science Initiatives.
Credit: USGS VOLCANOES IN ACTION A lecture for teachers and students Wednesday 14th October, 2015, 2 – 3.30 pm Central Teaching Hub, University of Liverpool The Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) and the Earth Science  Teachers’ Association (ESTA) are delighted to announce that Prof. Dougal Jerram will deliver  a lecture for schools to mark Earth Science Week 2015.   2015 marks 200 years since the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia.  This is the largest observed eruption recorded by humans, ranking a 7 (or “super-colossal”) on the Volcanic Explosivity Index.   Prof. Jerram is a volcano enthusiast who has used books, scientific papers, journals and television programmes to introduce as many people as possible to these explosive events.    The event will include opportunities for attendees to meet Dougal and chat informally.  Winners of the national Earth Science Competition for Schools 2015, based on the 1815 volcanic eruption of Tambora, will also be announced during the event.   The lecture will be suitable for science/geography students in Years 10-13 and is free to any interested parties.  Travel expenses will not be covered, but refreshments will be provided.   Signed ‘Introducing Volcanology: a guide to hot rocks’ will be available to buy for £7 on the day (normally £10 retail).   If you would like to attend and/or bring pupils, please email Dr Maggie Williams at stating the number of Year 10/11/12/13 students and members of staff you will bring.   Credit: “Dougal-Jerram-Ethiopia” by Dougalearth
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Supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels
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