Science for the Curious – Geology

Title: ………….. Geology – What rock is that and where did it come from.

Tutor
: …………. Peter Coates
Sessions
: …… 5 Plus Optional Field Trips
Dates
: ………… 31 Jan to 28 Feb 2022
Time
: ………….. Monday’s 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Venue
: ……….. Dulap Wilim Hub, Meeting Room
……………………. Leichardt St, Sunbury 3429
Delivery
: ……. Face to Face
Numbers
: ….. 12

Prerequisites: A magnifying glass or geologist/jewellers loupe.


An introduction to Geology, focusing primarily on Australia. We will look at the big picture of what Australia is made of and where it came from. Before moving quickly onto specific rocks, gems and minerals. The course will have a minor focus on those items the participants have in their own collections. From those we can work back to discus how they came about and investigate their location and Geological era

We will also look at fossils, the eras, the geology we find them in and how they are formed.

The course will involve a few field trips. These will be separate from the programmed times as they will be all day events. They will not be demanding or involve long distance walking, maybe 500 metres or so, and definitely no scrambling up steep hills. Not compulsory, but fun.