Australian Capital Territory

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Professional Development Workshop Series in Earth and Environmental Science 1

March 06, 2024 @ 2:00 PM

Chemistry of the Rock Cycle, Plate Tectonics and Critical Minerals discusses why and where different minerals form, and subsequently where different rocks form due to plate tectonics. The workshop will discuss the geochemistry of the mantle and the crust, controls on mineral formation like temperature and pressure, and why economic and critical minerals only form in certain geological conditions. The workshop will integrate hands-on activities to describe rocks, rock cycle examples, and explore how the properties of rocks provide resources for humans, including for First Nations Australians and for the energy transition.

Workshop: 
Chemistry of the Rock Cycle, Plate Tectonics and Critical Minerals


Date: Wednesday 6 March 2024

Time: 2 to 5pm

Cost: $35


Venue: Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre
 (101 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Symonston, ACT).

Presenter: Phil Gilmore is a TESEP regional coordinator, and a geoscientist with over 25 years of experience and expertise in geological mapping and geodynamics, mineral systems and exploration, outreach and geotourism

To register for a workshop: Please complete the following form (below) and email to both registration@tesep.org.au and officemanager@asta.edu.au
You will be issued with an invoice by ASTA for payment by direct bank transfer or credit card.

Registration Forms: PDF or MSWord

Professional Development Workshop Series in Earth and Environmental Science 2

March 12, 2024 @ 2:00 PM

How Geology influences Biology and the Big 5 Extinctions discusses Fossils, Evolution & Extinctions, including life explosions and the Big 5 Extinction events. The workshop will examine how plate tectonic/volcanic/climate/solar system-related events and processes have influenced the evolution of life and led to mass extinctions, and will chronicle life explosions and extinctions throughout the history of the Earth. The workshop will include a hands-on opportunity to view fossil, volcanic and meteorite samples.

Workshop: 
How Geology influences Biology and the Big 5 Extinctions


Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024

Time: 2 to 5pm

Cost: $35


Venue: Geoscience Australia’s Education Centre 
(101 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Symonston, ACT).

Presenter: Phil Gilmore is a TESEP regional coordinator, and a geoscientist with over 25 years of experience and expertise in geological mapping and geodynamics, mineral systems and exploration, outreach and geotourism

To register for a workshop: Please complete the following form (below) and email to both registration@tesep.org.au and officemanager@asta.edu.au
You will be issued with an invoice by ASTA for payment by direct bank transfer or credit card.

Registration Forms: PDF or MSWord