We are in the last few months of the Voyages in deepTime project and are busy publicising it and bringing everything together.

Our new deepTime assistant Cat, has been developing a “Getting Started guide” to using the app and we are looking for volunteers who haven’t previously used the app and are not very familiar with touch screens or apps, to test it and let us know if it works.

Dates for your diary:

  • Tuesday 9th October. We are having a stand at the Malvern Festival of Innovation School Outreach event at the 3 Counties Showground. This is a chance to talk to students and teachers about the app and how they can use it. If anyone is available to come and help demonstrate then please do get in touch.
  • Sunday 14th October. As part of the GA Earth Science Week we are working with the Lickey Hills Champions to run an event for the Lickey Explorer Group and we will be visiting Warren Lane quarry and getting everyone involved in some hands-on geology.
  • Wednesday 17th October. We are working with Aston Fields Y7 pupils to use the Lickey Ridge Explorer app. This will involve 150 pupils over the day (in groups of 25) and we would be hugely grateful if anyone is free to come along and provide support/ shepherding/ enthusiasm.  This is the first Y7 geography field trip the school have offered, and I would love it to be a fun day out and a good introduction to geology.
  • Saturday 20th We are having a stand and giving a little talk about the Voyages in deepTime project at the GA, Geology of Mordor conference at Birmingham University.
  • Saturday 3rd We would like to have a stand at the GA conference in London but neither Beth nor Julie is free.  Would anyone like to have a stand for us?  It is a busy event so it would need 2 people.  If you are interested then please let us know by the end of September and we can book a stall.

If you are able to help at any of these events or test out our new guide then please get in touch with Beth on e.andrews@worc.ac.uk.  For the Aston Fields event you don’t need any experience using the app, just lots of enthusiasm for geology, to help the pupils have a fun day out.