WORKSHOP CONTENT & LEARNING OUTCOMES
This day –long course will look at the landscape of Langdale and the story of its formation. This is the much recent story of the Ice age shaping the volcanic rocks into the crags, fells and valleys we see today and for which the Lake District is justly famous. As we walk onto the lower fells, our attention turns to the hard rock story. It is the story of volcanoes, islands arcs, plate tectonics and earthquakes. Some context will be given so that the story can be appreciated as part of a longer history of the Lake District’s evolution.
Participants will be encouraged to explore and develop their understanding through direct and immediate contact with the environment. i.e. get your hands dirty!
Free print-outs will be provided as part of the day, the costs covered in part by the fee.
Sufficient outdoor clothing. NB We do spend time standing still. Notebook or e-notepad, camera. Pencils.
Packed lunch and other refreshments should be brought with the participants
WORKSHOP PROVIDER CREDENTIALS
M.Sc., B.Sc., PGCE. Geological sciences.
Fieldwork prizewinner; Tutor in fieldwork,
Teacher, lecturer and academic writer.
Stephen Mott is experienced in both school and adult education. He has an M.Sc., B.Sc., (geological sciences) and PGCE. He has a wide knowledge of geology and landforms, together with habitat characteristics with relation to wildlife. Accomplished bird-watcher/ornithologist who also leads birdwatching days.
Under 4 participants day will be cancelled. In the event of cancellation, participants will be either emailed or telephoned. Particiapnts are encouraged to make telephone contact before the day to check, especially if the participants are out of signal.
No refunds – pay at end of day