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Community education service - available free of charge to schools

Logo for Geoscience Summer School Dec 2014Geosciences Summer School 2014

For science and mathematics students in yrs 10, 11, 12 with an interest in geosciences

Lectures, practicals and fieldwork covering geology, mapping, rock formations, minerals and energy resources exploration methods and mining engineering.

Applications close Friday 31 October 2014

More info and application form

Brukunga Mine site tours and information
Information about careers in the resources industry

The Resources and Engineering Skills Alliance (RESA) works with resource companies and education and training providers to address anticipated skills shortages in the resources sector.

Hot Rubble is RESA's one-stop website which will answer questions about a career in the minerals, oil and gas sectors in South Australia.

Contact the Community Education Officer

John.Mignone@sa.gov.au

Teaching resources

Education sheets for download, multi-media educational kit, mineral identification lab kit, case studies, geoscientific experiments and numerous publications and maps

Workshops and lectures for schools

Practical, hands-on workshops and lectures on geoscience subjects complement the curriculum areas of 'Society and the Environment' and 'Science and Technology'

Geological Timescale

Downloadable geological timescale from the start of the Archaean

Professional development workshops for teachers

Available on topics listed in workshops and lectures; other topics can be arranged on request

Work experience and careers; Geosciences summer school

Work experience for secondary students includes field, laboratory and office components of geoscientific work

Presentations to community and interest groups

Multi-media presentations on a range of topics to community and interest groups or professional associations

Videos

Videos on the geosciences, including mineral exploration, uses of minerals, environmental management, careers, groundwater and several others