Geoscience affects every aspect of our day, from the minerals used in our smartphones and washing machines to the transport we use and how we heat our homes. If you can’t grow it, it has come from a hole in the ground. However, despite the importance of geoscience in society, there is often a disconnect between geoscience and its public perception and understanding. As we navigate through this energy transition from a carbon-intensive to a low-carbon economy, it has become increasingly important for geoscientists to engage with the public to show how the science is evolving and how it supports societal needs.
At CASP, we recognise the many ways in which geoscience plays an vital role in a successful energy transition, from carbon and hydrogen storage to sustainable metal extraction, water resource solutions to effective land management, plus many more. In addition, by understanding the geological record we recognise how climate changes and what implications this has on the planet – ‘the past is the key to the present and the future‘. There is, therefore, a huge demand for the next generation of geoscientists to continue to provide positive solutions to address these challenges.
At CASP, we are committed to engaging and inspiring the next generation of geoscientists and increasing our public engagement. Our experienced staff can provide geoscience talks for all school ages and adults, including interactive primary school geology workshops, presentations for school-leavers on the many geoscience careers available, and offering expert tutelage for adult community groups. Our staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience about the outdoors and can also lead or support field trips. The ultimate aim of our outreach programme is to connect people, particularly young people, to the landscape that they live, work and play, and showcase how it can be utilised to create a low-carbon world.
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