Introduction to Fossils

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Suitable for beginners, join Karl Egeland-Eriksen for a wide-ranging introduction to fossils.

Course tutor: Karl Egeland-Eriksen

Course length: 5 weekly sessions, Tuesday evenings 7.00-8.30pm

Course structure: This is an online course held via Zoom. Please ensure you have the right system requirements for accessing Zoom before booking, as we have a no-refunds policy.

Course cost: £38 / £33 concession

This is a beginners’ course in palaeontology in which we will learn what a fossil is and how they are formed. The history of the Earth will be described including the origin and evolution of life. The effect of plate tectonics and extinction events of life on Earth will be used to explain the changes in the fossil record over time. We will work through the geological periods with particular reference to those preserved in the rocks of Northumbria and discover which fossils are to be found in our region including localities.

Attendees will be encouraged to show their own specimens for discussion and/or identification.

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