'; Reading Geological Society - Outreach

Outreach and Education

We are working to develop education and outreach programmes with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of geology to everyday lives, and inspiring people of all ages to become engaged in this fascinating and fundamental science.


The society exhibits at national and local events. Our exhibits include rocks, minerals, fossils, geological maps, photographs and other interesting information relating to recent field activities and the local area.
In 2019 we are running a one-day 'Geolab' workshop, in partnership with the Geologists' Association. This will provide an introduction to geology and fieldwork.

We are also preparing a series of lectures. Interested groups are welcome to contact us for further details.

Education for schools

Our Schoolrocks! initiative, run in conjunction with the Geologists' Association, involves providing schools with rock boxes designed to meet the requirements of Key Stage 2, year 3 science and GCSE Geography. The boxes contain a selection of UK rocks, fossils and minerals and are fully supported by lesson plans and resource materials.

We are also pleased to support STEM open days or other school events. In addition to the Schoolrocks! boxes we can include engaging geological games and a handling collection of local rocks and fossils.

For further information about our outreach and education programmes, please contact the Society via our  Outreach Liaison . We look forward to hearing from you.