Walks: Geology - Post Beginner - (18/2) - SBR54312B

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Next term start date

18 Feb 2020


Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: SBR54312B

From Wednesday 11 December 2019: Book online anytime, or: Telephone: or visit in person, between 10.00am and 3.00pm: Craigroyston Community High: (0131) 477 7801 (am only Tue to Fri); Drummond Community High: (0131) 556 2651 (not Friday pm); South Bridge Resource Centre; (0131) 556 7978; or Wester Hailes Education Centre: (0131) 621 8316 (not Friday pm). If a centre is busy, please try calling another.

  • South Bridge Resource Centre (AEP)
    6 Infirmary Street,
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £37.50 for term
  • Tuesday 10:00

Activity description

NB: The meeting point for the first session of this course is South Bridge Resource Centre. 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. 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. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: 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; and - understand how the rocks of Edinburgh have influenced the development of the city. HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: 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 - 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:18 Feb 2020 (starts in 23 days)
  • Duration:5 lessons - 5 lessons remaining
  • Places:15
  • Crèche available:No

Price type

  • Standard price
  • Concession
    • 16 or 17 years old
    • 60+, retired, and not in employment.
    • Disability Living Allowance (DLA), PIP or Carer's Allowance
    • Full time student.
  • Reduced
    • 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
18 Feb 2020 Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
25 Feb 2020 Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
03 Mar 2020 Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
10 Mar 2020 Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
17 Mar 2020 Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue details

South Bridge Resource Centre (AEP)

6 Infirmary Street
Tel: (0131) 556 7978
Email: adult.education@ea.edin.sch.uk
Website: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/adultcourses

Bus Routes: 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 49

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