June 9, 2015 - Nom Geo
Sydney Bondi Science Tours – Geology Experience
Looking for a science field trip near Sydney? Interested in becoming an Earth Science Detective? Earth science is the observation and study of the four spheres. What are the four spheres? I’ll list them at the bottom of this blog.
Would yo like to interpret local geology, rocks, soils, landforms such as rivers, beaches and mountains and their history as well as processes which are occurring today.
We specialise in offering you an earth science experience – our regular event is a short introduction situated in beautiful coastal Sydney, just conveniently located off Bondi Beach where many people have already walked without ever being aware of the local geology.
The session is designed to help you look at the rocks and the wider environment more closely and how just by doing that we can begin to put together a story about the past, the present and the future. This is a basic earth science skill.
First I introduce you to the general geology and history of the area just so you get a hint of how we will be looking at the rocks.
We then take a step back and discuss the broader structures that indicate how the grains were arranged and that came to pass.
We then look at the present day processes and how wind water and biology are interacting with the minerals.
The whole time you are being prompted to come up with answers based on your own observations.
Become an earth science sleuth – learn to really see what is going on around you – pick up clues from rocks, soils and landforms.
The theme is getting your eye-in where you can experience a sense of discovery and awareness about the world by learning how to look.
We are offering a Science Walking Experience Short Tour where you can pick up some of the clues about the process from the past and present.
All events are easy walking tours for all ages in Sydney – no minimum numbers – times are set – we never cancel.
We meet in Bondi near the famous Icebergs.
The tour ends halfway to Tamarama on the famous coastal walk.
There are public toilets nearby.
Parking is an issue in Bondi. I suggest that you use public transport.
Booking thru Viator allows you to rate me after the tour. Either way I’m happy to see your there. Just a note – all tours must be booked online – I can’t accept money when we meet.
The Landforms around you are full of clues about the past and the present;
We can study them at any scale, from just one grain within a complex texture,,,,
Sydney’s coastline is part of the Sydney Basin. On our Science tours you will learn how to ask questions about the environment around you.
to a larger landform;
and some other stuff in between;
While you are with me I like to point out tow things. How are rocks and landforms formed and what are the processess going on today?
Whenever I guide these science tours it is a thrill to see people suddenly becoming aware of the world.
So see you there
If you are interested in a different experience we can tailor our geology science tours to suit your needs.If you have any questions about this please get in touch with me Contact Rob for an Earth Science Experience
I am always looking out for new sites to visit so any special site requests you have are also welcome. The are a number of other science type tours such as research facilities, rivers and valleys, limestone caves and fossil sites.
Other information; All you need for your earth science experience is to bring yourselves, wear comfortable walking shoes (sneakers are great!) a hat and sunscreen. I find a small bottle of drinking water is nice to have too. This tour is suitable for anyone. If you have disability please contact me on the link at the bottom of this page or use the site contact form because I wouldn’t want you to miss out!