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Earth Science Week 2019

Earth Science Week 2019
Earth Science Week 2019 in the UK and Ireland will take place from Saturday 12 to Sunday 20 October 2019, with the theme 'Geoscience is for everyone'.

Earth Science Week is an annual international celebration of the geology all around us. Through public events like geowalks, hands on activities, talks and open days, organisations and individuals aim to raise public awareness of geology and how it affects our lives. 

Coordinated by the American Geoscience Institute in the US, and the Geological Society of London in the UK and Ireland, the week also takes place in an increasing number of countries around the world.  

Calendar of events

View our Earth Science Week 2019 events calendar to see what's on near you this year. If you need some inspiration for your event, take a look at the variety of events held throughout last year’s Earth Science Week.

Enter our 2019 Earth Science Week photography competition! 

The Earth Science Week photography competition is back! This year, for the first time, we are inviting entries featuring geology from all over the world.

Entry is free to all, and there is no limit on how many images you can enter. 12 winners will be displayed at Burlington House during Earth Science Week 2019 and will feature in our 2020 calendar. The three top images will also win cash prizes.

Enter by emailing your entries to by 9.00am on Monday 23 September 2019. All competition details can be found on our photo competition page.

Want to take a great photo? Read our interview with 2018's winner Andy Leonard to find out what he said when we asked him 'what makes a great nature photograph?'

See the winning photos from 2018 here.


Find a range of links to self guided walks on our geowalks page.

School visits

We’d love more geologists to take part in school workshops – let us know if you have ideas, or have a look at our education resources for some inspiration. Or why not sign up to be a Geology STEM Ambassador? Teachers can request a Geology STEM Ambassador to come to their school and give a talk or workshop throughout the year. 

Topics you could request include: the uses of rocks and minerals, energy resources, how we get metals from the ground, the water cycle, mineral properties and identification...whatever you like! If you’re a school or college interested in a visit from a geologist, get in touch!

Submit your Earth Science Week event

Submit your event to be included in our Earth Science Week 2019 events calendar.

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If you were involved in Earth Science week 2018 we’d love to hear from you with pictures or details of how you took part!