Event organisers are at the heart of GeoWeek – in fact, you ARE GeoWeek! Without you, there’s just a website and a bright idea.
As an organiser of a GeoWeek event, you are in charge. It’s up to you what you do, how you do it. We’re happy to offer advice and support, but ultimately the responsibility for your event rests with you. So please make sure your event is safe and follows all relevant government, NHS and local access regulations.
If you want to organise an event, you might consider the following options:
- Field trip or guided walk in a rural or urban area
- Field trip using Earthcache sites
- Guided e-bike or canoe trips
- ‘Ask-a-geologist’ events at museums or science discovery centres
- ‘Stone-your-home’ find out about your home’s building stones
- Your own innovative strategy
To organise an event, please complete the short form below. You must remember to include where and when your event is taking place. As a guide, use a postcode to roughly locate your event, but then drop the pin as close as you can to the exact meeting point. Once you have entered the event details, check the position on the event map.
Please note the following:
- Download a Contact Details form for your event
- Please contact John Stevenson at the Earth Science Education Forum to amend entries to the map.
- Please use the GeoWeek logo in your publicity and publicise your event(s) as widely as possible
- To help you publicise your event we have put together a publicity toolkit
- Use our how to set an Earthcache page for a step-by-step guide to setting up a new Earthcache as a focus for your fieldtrip. Once you’ve set up an Earthcache people can also use it at other times of the year
- GeoWeek does not carry any funding
- Please ensure that your activity is insured, either by your institutional insurance or through the Geologists’ Association insurance scheme
- If your fieldtrip is to a distant site, you or your organisation will have to cover transportation costs.
Health and safety
Event organisers are responsible for managing health and safety aspects of the events they organise. We anticipate that GeoWeek, like many other public events, may be affected by the impact of Coronavirus restrictions. We therefore remind event organisers to follow all relevant government and NHS advice. Check out the latest UK government rules and advice on coronavirus.
If you decide to cancel or postpone your event, please notify the Earth Science Education Forum and we will update our event map.
Event organisers should note: GeoWeek is not responsible for the health and safety of events and does not insure events.
Organisers, we’d like to hear your thoughts on how we can improve the organisation of GeoWeek communications and promotion campaigns. Please complete the online questionnaire (tbc).