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As of Friday July 10 we have officially become a UNESCO Global Geopark.  This is fantastic news for the Black Country. For now read more about this story

Black Country Geopark

Education, Events & Sustainable Tourism

The Black Country is an amazing place for indoor and outdoor inspiration and life-long learning. It is a huge learning laboratory in one of the centres of ingenuity that created the modern world. Formal education is supported by many Geosites through indoor sessions and field excursions including many guided tours on Geosites. The range of learning on offer is wide and subjects range from geology and nature, environmental science and conservation, human history (from the stone age to the Industrial Revolution) and arts and crafts too. We co-ordinate school and educational bookings through the Geopark Headquarters. So if you would like to know more please email with your requirements and we will do our best to assist you.

The Black Country Geosites are the main outdoor learning and 'emersive' expreience based informal learning parts of the Geopark. They offer a wide range of geological and environmental education programmes, training and volunteering opportunities.

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 (ESOS) 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.

Bespoke educational products that are directly curriculum linked and focussed guided tours are held throughout the year by staff at different Geosites  We co-ordinate school and educational bookings through the Geopark Headquarters. Please email with your requirements and we will endeavour to assist you.

Many UNESCO Global Geoparks provide useful online learning resources. If you would like to find out more, the links below will lead you to the home sites of the UNESCO Global Geopark Network





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: