Outdoor Learning

Chalk Newton Geoscience are based in West Dorset, England, we provide you with outdoor geoscience education and learning activities in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. Our programmes cater for recreational interest groups, families, individuals, undergraduates, postgraduates, professional geoscientists and conference/meeting delegates.

Our classroom is Southwest England, comprising Wessex Basin in East Devon and Dorset, a world-class sedimentary basin for learning and research; further west are the Cornubian igneous intrusions of Devon and Cornwall with related metamorphism and mineralisation, Variscan structural geology and the older Lizard ophiolite (oceanic obduction) complex near Lands End.

Itineraries are from one to ten days and all are fully customised and designed according to the participants, learning objectives, timing and budget. Contact us now.

Geology For All

For adults with no prior geological knowledge

Explore East Devon and Dorset and discover and learn about the world-class geology of the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site.

One to five days.

Company “Away Day”

For your colleagues, customers and business partners, past present and future

Take a day away from work for world-class outdoor discovery. Activities and challenges.

One day of activities.

Family Day

Suitable for families with young people

Explore the fascination of Earth history. Activities aligned with appropriate level school science curriculum.

One day of activities.

Geoscience Field Study Support

For universities, schools and colleges

While you focus on course content, teaching and learning. We provide planning, booking, logistic support, safety management and documentation.

One to five days field study.

Geology Field Studies

For university B.Sc. and M.Sc. geoscientists

Course delivers field work through a chronostratigraphic framework. Learning resources comprise outcrop observations, well, borehole and geophysical data.

Five day field study.

Geoscience for Non-Geoscientists

For non-geoscience staff working in the geological sector; legal, finance, planning, personnel teams etc

Course for those who would benefit from, as part of their Continued Professional Development, a learning opportunity in geoscience. Three days outdoor and classroom learning. The course uses outcrop study and interpretation, well, borehole and geophysical data.

Advanced Micropalaeontology and Biostratigraphy

For geoscientists requiring professional development in biostratigraphy

Geoscientists working in the resource industry shall gain a strong understanding and awareness of the value and applications of microfossils to biostratigraphic workflows and problem solving. Suitable for those with a geoscience-related degree who wish to use high-quality microfossil data for evaluating subsurface assets and building stratigraphic frameworks. Three days outdoor and classroom learning.