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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. We welcome visits from Primary and Secondary Schools, Colleges and Community groups. Visits can be tailor made to suit the needs of your group.  

Educational guided tours are held throughout the year by staff at different geosites covering geology, wildlife, history and cultural heritage. We co-ordinate school and education bookings through the Geopark Headquarters. Please email blackcountrygeopark@dudley.gov.uk with your requirements and we will endeavour to assist you.

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 or for more details email blackcountrygeopark@dudley.gov.uk

Some of our upcoming events at our Geopark Headquarters include:

Diddy Dinos on 24 May and 28 June from 10am to 12noon.

Story, sensory play, fun and chat at our popular under 4’s sessions. The session is designed for babies, toddlers and their carers to interact and play. Squash, hot drink and biscuits are included. Pre-booking required on 01384 815571. £5. Visit www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums

Fossil Finds on 8 June from 10.30am to 12noon.

Have you discovered a fossil or a rock? Do you want to know more about your discover? Pop in to our new Fossil ID sessions. Pre-booking essential on 01384 815571. Free. Suitable for families 5+. Visit www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums

Treasures of the Museum: The Magic of Glass on 8 June from 10.30am to 12noon.

Find out more about the history and origins of Dudley Museums and our collections. A short talk highlighting some of our chosen treasures. A different treasure each month. 10.30am and 11.30am. Free. Pre-booking essential on 01384 815571. Suitable for adults. Visit www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums

Dudley Unearthed: Tropical Dudley on 8 June from 2pm to 3pm

A relaxed talk with opportunities to interact. Discover the amazing world of geology. Pre-booking essential on 01384 815571. Free. Suitable for families 8+. Visit www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums

Events Calendar in the Geopark

Please visit the following links for details of events taking place across the Geopark.

www.dudley.gov.uk/see-and-do/museums

www.discoverdudleyevents.co.uk

https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200242/events

https://www.walsall.gov.uk

https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/visiting

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk

https://www.bbcwildlife.org.uk/events

https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/sandwell-valley/

 

 

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