Category Archives: General Geo

New ‘Blue Reserves’ to Protect Marine Environment

I was fortunate enough to get a few decent days at Ladram Bay in the good weather this month before the storms blew in. Apart from giving me a great opportunity to study the fascinating geology of this part of … Continue reading

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Drink Tap Water to Reduce Plastic Bottle Use in Iceland

Tap water in Iceland is of such good quality – fresh and straight from the glaciers – that it always shocks me to see so many tourists spending out on bottled water. A recent survey of people in North America … Continue reading

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Chasing Geography Textbooks in a Camper Van 7 – Stonehenge and Avebury

The camper van continues to explore in 2019! The purpose of the project started last year is explained below: I often zoom past Stonehenge while travelling on the A303, and haven’t visited this famous monument close-up since childhood. So I … Continue reading

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Teaching About World Heritage Sites

Continuing the theme of World Heritage Sites from the last two blog entries, here is a lesson I used to use when investigating the Jurassic Coast with key stage three students. It has been adapted from an original idea created … Continue reading

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Visiting World Heritage Sites

Following on from the last blog entry at the end of July, I got to thinking about the World Heritage Sites I have been lucky enough to visit myself over years of travel. Following the UNESCO 2019 ‘update’ meeting in … Continue reading

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New World Heritage Sites

Earlier this month, representatives of UNESCO held their annual meeting to decide if any additions are warranted to their list of World Heritage Sites. The 2019 meeting was held in Baku, Azerbaijan – and added 29 new cultural and natural … Continue reading

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Painted Cliffs At Sidmouth

  The Triassic sandstone cliffs at Sidmouth are a famous landmark in Devon, noted for their earthy red colour. However, they made the news last week when the local Council was accused by a geologist of “corporate vandalism” for painting … Continue reading

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