Black Country Geopark

Education, Events & Sustainable Tourism

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 offers a wide range of geological and environmental education programmes. 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 educational bookings through the Geopark Headquarters. Please email 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.


Events cancelled due to Coronavirus

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, events across the borough have been cancelled until further notice due to social distancing restrictions and the attempt to slow the spread of the virus. This events page will be updated in due course.


For more information about other events taking place in the area visit: