Yorkshire Geology Day 2019
The Society's annual open event, free to attend for both members and the general public alike, is scheduled for Saturday 27th April 2019 at the National Coal Mining Museum for England (NCMME), Caphouse Colliery, near Wakefield.
The morning session will commence at 10am with a variety of displays, demonstrations and hands-on activities provided by local societies and groups from across the region. In addition, the YGS will offer an Identification Desk and Sales Desk, and Dr John Knight will again be offering the ever-popular Rock Cutting and Polishing stand. An added attraction for 2019 is the offer from sculptor Desmond Brett, whose work is often inspired by geology and landscape, to contribute a small exhibition and practical demonstration of his work, based on Yorkshire Coast ammonites.
Guides walks, both underground and across the surface, will be on offer; NCMME management has asked that anyone wishing to take an underground tour should book ahead by contacting the museum. Further details will follow in due course.
The theme for the afternoon session, starting at 2pm, will be focused around "Geology and the Natural World" with contributions that look at aspects of geology and their influence on birds, plants and other living things.