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Walks: Geology - Post Beginner - (22/2) - SBR69014J

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Next term start date

22 Feb 2018

Organisation

Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: SBR69014J

From Monday 18 December 2017: Book online, or contact course provider.

  • South Bridge Resource Centre
    Infirmary Street,
    Edinburgh
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £30.00 for term
  • Thursday 10:00

Activity description

NB: The meeting point for the first session of this course is South Bridge Resource Centre. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: None. This course is principally aimed at students who have completed Geology Beginners walks but is open to all and no prior knowledge is assumed. GENERAL AIM OF THE COURSE: Further exploration of Edinburgh's landscape and the rocks beneath and find out the many ways in which geology has influenced the development of the city. LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of the course students will: - be able to identify the different rocks of Edinburgh; - understand of the story of how these rocks formed, by different processes; - appreciate how the variety of Edinburgh's rocks has resulted in a varied landscape; - understand how the rocks of Edinburgh have influenced the development of the city. GENERAL APPROACH TO THE COURSE: This course will comprise 5 informal, short walks around different parts of the city where we will get a chance to see different rock types and landscapes and see how these have influenced people. Each walk will be at a slow pace, on good paths and pavements, and accessible by public transport. First meeting will include short classroom session to introduce the course, followed by a short city centre walk including the Meadows area. Other walks will be: 2. Blackford Hill & Hermitage of Braid - explore ancient volcanic rocks related to the Pentland Hills. 3. Craiglockhart area - Water of Leith and Craiglockhart Hill. Combination of sedimentary rocks along the river and volcanic rocks forming the hill. 4. Joppa shore. Walk from Portobello to Musselburgh and explore sedimentary rocks of the Midlothian coalfield. 5. Corstorphine Hill. Walk along the summit ridge and discover how this tough lump of igneous rock has been used by people over the ages. MATERIALS REQUIRED BY STUDENTS: Good walking shoes and warm waterproof clothing.

Term information

  • Date term started:22 Feb 2018 (starts in 33 days)
  • Duration:5 lessons - 5 lessons remaining
  • Places:15
  • Crèche available:No

Price type

  • Standard price
    £30.00
  • Reduced
    £15.00
    • 16 or 17 years old
    • Disability Living Allowance (DLA), PIP or Carer's Allowance
    • Full time student
    • Over 60, retired and not in employment
  • Concession
    £15.00
    • Council Tax Reduction Scheme (NB: Not single person/occupancy discount)
    • Employment Support Allowance
    • Housing Benefit
    • Incapacity Benefit
    • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
    • Income Support
    • NASS Support
    • Pension Credit
    • Universal Credit
    • Working Tax Credit

Remaining dates and times (5 lessons)

Date Day Time
22 Feb 2018 Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
01 Mar 2018 Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
08 Mar 2018 Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
15 Mar 2018 Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
22 Mar 2018 Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue details

South Bridge Resource Centre

Infirmary Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1LT
Tel: 0131 556 2944
Email: cld-southbridge@ea.edin.sch.uk
Website:

Bus Routes: Lothian 3, 5, 7, 8, 31, 37, 47, 49

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