Supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels
Keele University Conference
EARTH SCIENCE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
Registered charity number 1005331
conference poster conference poster For further information contact:-  Liz Lockwood, Conference Manager Tel - 07597 814170 Email - conference@esta-uk.net  Register your interest to attend the conference by emailing conference@esta-uk.net and you will be notified as soon as the bookings are open!

ESTA’s 50th Anniversary Conference

is coming home to Keele University

29th September – 1st October 2017

ESTA’s inaugural meeting, then as the Association of Teachers of Geology, was held at Keele in September 1967. It returns to Keele in 2017 with the same ethos that it started with 50 years ago, focussing on the teaching and learning of geology at all levels, primary, secondary and the transition to university, and just like 1967, we will be offering field excursions to local geological sites. The School of Geography, Geology and the Environment looks forward to welcoming you to the 50th Anniversary ESTA conference. The conference has twin themes of education and geoconservation. Geoscience education is at the core to what we all do, whether at primary, secondary or, indeed, higher education. ESTA’s anniversary gives us the opportunity to both celebrate the last fifty years of geoscience education and look forward to, and plan for the next fifty. With imminent changes to the geology A-level curriculum, many of the talks and workshops will focus on how these changes will affect you and provide updates on areas such as plate tectonics, planetary geology, engineering geology, maths in geology, fieldwork and the new specified practicals. We will also host Chris King’s ever popular “Bring and Share” Session.   Field visits will include the Staffordshire Peak District which will discuss potential geoconservation aspects in field teaching as well as looking at the geology and David Thompson’s ESTA legacy will also be celebrated with a re-running of his Darwin Trail visit. Exhibitors will also be supporting the event on Saturday Saturday evening sees the 50th Anniversary Conference Dinner in the stately setting of a 19th century mansion house, Keele Hall. Inaugural members will be invited to join us for parts of the conference to help us mark the 50th anniversary- if you fit into this category or know someone who does please do contact the Conference Manager.

Introduction by Ian Stimpson, Keele University

Programme-draft (full programme available shortly)

Booking Form (document available shortly)

Accommodation

Keele hall Apes Tor Brown End Park Hall #ESTA17
Supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels
Keele University Conference
EARTH SCIENCE TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION
Registered charity number 1005331
For further information contact:-  Liz Lockwood, Conference Manager Tel - 07597 814170 Email - conference@esta-uk.net  Register your interest to attend the conference by emailing conference@esta-uk.net and you will be notified as soon as the bookings are open!

ESTA’s 50th Anniversary

Conference

is coming home to Keele

University

29th September – 1st October 2017

ESTA’s inaugural meeting, then as the Association of Teachers of Geology, was held at Keele in September 1967. It returns to Keele in 2017 with the same ethos that it started with 50 years ago, focussing on the teaching and learning of geology at all levels, primary, secondary and the transition to university, and just like 1967, we will be offering field excursions to local geological sites. The School of Geography, Geology and the Environment looks forward to welcoming you to the 50th Anniversary ESTA conference. The conference has twin themes of education and geoconservation. Geoscience education is at the core to what we all do, whether at primary, secondary or, indeed, higher education. ESTA’s anniversary gives us the opportunity to both celebrate the last fifty years of geoscience education and look forward to, and plan for the next fifty. With imminent changes to the geology A-level curriculum, many of the talks and workshops will focus on how these changes will affect you and provide updates on areas such as plate tectonics, planetary geology, engineering geology, maths in geology, fieldwork and the new specified practicals. We will also host Chris King’s ever popular “Bring and Share” Session.   Field visits will include the Staffordshire Peak District which will discuss potential geoconservation aspects in field teaching as well as looking at the geology and David Thompson’s ESTA legacy will also be celebrated with a re-running of his Darwin Trail visit. Exhibitors will also be supporting the event on Saturday Saturday evening sees the 50th Anniversary Conference Dinner in the stately setting of a 19th century mansion house, Keele Hall. Inaugural members will be invited to join us for parts of the conference to help us mark the 50th anniversary- if you fit into this category or know someone who does please do contact the Conference Manager.

Introduction by Ian Stimpson, Keele University

Programme-draft (full programme available

shortly)

Booking Form (document available shortly)

Accommodation

#ESTA17