Monday, 29 October 2018

European Friendly Rock Network

invites you to join the EUROPEAN FRIENDLY ROCK NETWORK.

 The Network is established with the following aims:
  1. Raising awareness of young people on nature and interest for geosciences;
  2. Increase the schools’ (teachers’/students’) knowledge on the geology and heritage of the region they inhabit;
  3. Increase the pedagogical quality of their rock sample collection;
  4. Target groups are school students 12-18 years old.
How can I join the network and what am I expected to do?
  1. If your school wants to join the network, please fill in an application form. The organisers will inform you about the further details.
  2. Collect information on the geology of the region where your school is located by consulting geological surveys, university departments, or museums.
  3. Select one or more location(s) from where hand samples can be collected without raising security and/or geoconservation issues.
  4. Document the outcrop/location by coordinates, photos and a description, indicate it on a map and draw a geological section if possible.
  5. Collect rock samples from the location(s). Document the sample by a short description and photos; indicate the place of the sample on the map.
  6. Exchange rock samples with the documentation within the established network of schools in different regions and countries in order to produce thematic geological kits based on rock specimens.
The list of the participating schools from different countries will be provided to the participating schools in order to help the contact and change of rock samples between them.

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