7th August 2017

Two free events are open to the public thanks to the Geological Survey of NSW as part of National Science Week.

A free public tour along Newcastle’s rocky coastline led by expert geoscientists will tell you how the impacts of former volcanoes and sea level changes shaped the spectacular local landscape.

The community of Newcastle and abroad is also encouraged to join experts such as Dr Sabin Zahirovic at another event about the Earth’s inner workings, and how shifting plate tectonics shape our world and long-term climate change.

Executive Director of the Geological Survey of NSW, Chris Yeats, said the Newcastle events were arranged through Hunter Innovation and Science Hub, as part of the Commonwealth Government’s National Science Week, to connect geology experts with the public and showcase some inspiring ideas within this scientific field.

“The events will be interesting for not only geology enthusiasts, but anyone interested in their local environment or the wider world we live in,” Dr Yeats said.

“National Science Week is about celebrating science and technology and every age group is encouraged to participate.

“In the past, our events have been very popular, so we encourage all to register online or visit the National Science Week website for more details and information on the speakers.”

Newcastle Rocks Tour

When: Saturday 19 August 2017

Time: 2-hour tours depart 10 am, 11 am and noon

Where: Newcastle foreshore (starting at Nobbys Beach, near SLSC)

Who: Geoscientists from the Geological Survey of NSW and other organisations are running this free public event

Bookings: https://newcastletimewalk2017.eventbrite.com.au

Plate tectonics and long-term climate: A deep time perspective of planetary climate

When: Tue. 15 August 2017

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way, Newcastle

Who: Dr Sabin Zahirovic, University of Sydney

Bookings: https://hedgplatetectonicsclimate.eventbrite.com.au