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"EARTH ALERT 2" Festival of Geology
 
23-26 August 2002 Scarborough Spa Complex
 


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME RELATED LINKS FIELD VISITS IN 2002

About the Festival

The Festival of Geology was organised by the Geologists' Association, together with the Geological Society of London and the Yorkshire Geological Society, over the August Bank Holiday weekend, 23-26 August 2002. The venue was the Scarborough Spa Complex.

Events included exhibitions from industry, government agencies and academia, mineral, rock and fossil stalls, 'Earth Science' Photographer of the Year awards, geological displays from around the UK, Discovery Room activities for all the family, public lectures and an extensive field walks programme.

In addition to these events the Festival played host over three days to the Earth Alert Festival Conference (see below).

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Programme of Events

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME FESTIVAL CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
Friday 23 August 2002 Friday 23 August 2002
  • Setting-up Day
  • Icebreaker at the Scarborough Sea Life Centre (£10 on the day or free with early Festival Conference registration)
DAY 0: PRE-CONFERENCE ICEBREAKER
  • Icebreaker at the Scarborough Sea Life Centre (£10 on the day or free with early Festival Conference registration)
Saturday 24 August 2002 Saturday 24 August 2002
  • Leading author book signings
  • Exhibitions, Festival of Geological Societies, Fair & Discovery Room
  • Public Lectures
  • Beach Activities and Field Walks
DAY 1: YORKSHIRE ROCKS AND LANDSCAPES
  • Lectures on Yorkshire’s rich geology, from dinosaur footprints to Jurassic landscapes, which link closely to the Festival Field Walks
  • Conference Dinner
Sunday 25 August 2002 Sunday 25 August 2002
  • Exhibitions, Geological Group Displays, Fair & Discovery Room
  • Public Lectures
  • Beach Activities and Field Walks
  • Competitions Award Ceremony
DAY 2: PETROLEUM GEOLOGY OF THE NORTH SEA
  • Find out why Yorkshire has become a leading base for southern North Sea oil and gas exploration activity
Monday 26 August 2002 Monday 26 August 2002
  • Exhibitions, Geological Group Displays, Fair & Discovery Room
  • Beach Activities and Field Walks
DAY 3: EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES -
PAST AND PRESENT
  • From a once thriving coal industry that has left its own set of modern day problems to state-of-the-art technology used in deep salt mining in the heart of a National Park
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