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Geological Mapping Course, Scotland – Places still available!

Nick Chidlaw has confirmed that there are still places availible on the 2013 Geological Mapping Course in Strathearn (Highland Border, Scotland), which will take place 28th April – 6th May 2013.It is a more advanced course which assumes knowledge of the basic principles of geological mapping, such as gained on the Forest of Dean course, or equivalent elsewhere. This mapping area is used for its extraordinary geological diversity, affording course attendees experience of many contrasting mapping settings to deal with.

In order to make the most of this location, the course comprises 6 days in the field (1 unscheduled day after the 3rd, for a break), with 2 days following indoors where a fair copy map and cross sections are produced. Because of the diversity of the geology on this course, it is believed attendees are in a position to tackle with confidence many different mapping scenarios subsequently (e.g. where needed when studying on a higher degree).

For more details contact Nick Chidlaw on TrainingCourses@nickchidlaw.co.uk
For information on other courses offered by Nick, please go to: http://www.nickchidlaw.co.uk

Geological Mapping Course: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire: 2013 dates confirmed!!!

An introductory 3-day course which assumes a basic knowledge of geology, but little experience of geological mapping.

Two days are spent mapping in the field, with the third day indoors drawing up a fair copy map under guidance. Training and plenty of practice in the use of the compass/clinometer.

This course will next take place on 22nd to the 24th March 2013.

For further information click here

Geological Mapping Course, Strathearn, Highland Border, Scotland – 2013 DATES CONFIRMED!!!

Nick Chidlaw has confirmed that the 2013 Geological Mapping Course in Strathearn (Highland Border, Scotland) will take place 28th April – 6th May 2013.

It is a more advanced course which assumes knowledge of the basic principles of geological mapping, such as gained on the Forest of Dean course, or equivalent elsewhere. This mapping area is used for its extraordinary geological diversity, affording course attendees experience of many contrasting mapping settings to deal with.

In order to make the most of this location, the course comprises 6 days in the field (1 unscheduled day after the 3rd, for a break), with 2 days following indoors where a fair copy map and cross sections are produced. Because of the diversity of the geology on this course, it is believed attendees are in a position to tackle with confidence many different mapping scenarios subsequently (e.g. where needed when studying on a higher degree).

For more details contact Nick Chidlaw on TrainingCourses@nickchidlaw.co.uk
For information on other courses offered by Nick, please go to: http://www.nickchidlaw.co.uk

Nick Chidlaw – Earth Science Field Skills Training Courses

Just published a Website for Nick and his courses, after having completed the Mapping course in the Forest of Dean a few weeks ago…. brilliant course!  Next year: Scotland (and of course last year I did the Graphic logging….).

Check it out here!

What to pack for a geology field trip

Here I am, planning a busy week ahead (A market research trade fair in London, followed by a 3 day course in graphic logging in Gloucestershire) and I suddenly realised that it might be useful to add a checklist of what to pack for a geology field trip to my website.

I have done so, and this is now online here

Daisy x

S279 done and dusted…

After what seemed like years, I finally got the results from S279 today: Grade 2 pass (which all things considered i am more than happy with!)

50% of the Planets short course has been submitted, and I aim to have the CMA part of it submitted before lunchtime tomorrow.

Then whether the weather or not, I will finish the Weather short course before Xmas!  I have to admit that I am really enjoying the Weather module – it has been great fun, really interesting, and I think it will be an ongoing hobby now!  :)

TTFN!

Daisy xxx