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The Global Geopark Network (GGN) links below provide information on What is a Global Geopark?  There are also links to a list of member states and a map illustrating the locations of the member states across the world.




The Black Country geosites offer a wide range of geological and environmental education programmes.

Museums, visitor attractions and nature reserves offer a broad range of educational sessions, events and walks throughout the year.

These are hosted and lead by professional geologists, reserve wardens and local enthusiasts alike. Outreach activities are available to schools.

Two geosites within the proposed geopark area (Barrow Hill in Dudley and Barr Beacon in Walsall) are part of the UK network of Earth Science On Site resources and feature a host of online teaching resources that can be downloaded, adapted and used by groups wishing to use these sites for field work.

For details of individual formal and informal programmes and available teaching resources, please contact the individual geosites.

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Walk and talk at Wren's Nest