Public Engagement (Outreach) Activities


Everyday Minerals:

There are lots of minerals around the home that we interact with on a daily basis. This interactive display aims to give visitors an opportunity to discover what minerals appear in everyday products. A fun game for all ages, matching actual minerals on show with the products they appear in. Examples of minerals on display are: Tungsten, Calcopyryte, Magnetite, Flourite, Quartz and more.

If you want to get your hands on this display and test your mineral knowledge then come and see us at a future event!


Fossil box:

Always a favourite with visitors, our fossil box has real WGCG owned samples on show. Visitors are encouraged to handle and admire our fossils ranging in age from the Cambrian to Pleistocene periods.

Why not come and see us at a future event to handle the actual fossils!


Fossil dip:

A display created for the youngest of our visitors. We hide actual fossils (ammonites, belemnites, grypheas) within a sand filled box for visitors to discover by themselves. Once found we have information cards to help educate what has been found.

Come to a future event and impress us with your fossil facts!

Downloadable resources. Please click the blue heading:

Dino colouring in stencils:

A collection of dinosaur stencils used at our outreach events. Available in pdf format at A4 and A5 sizes.

Sea creatures:

A collection of sea creature stencils used at our outreach events. Available in pdf format at A4 and A5 sizes.

Dinosaur A5 fact cards:

Handy A6 sized information cards covering 4 sea creatures, 6 land based dinosaurs and 2 general fact cards. Pdf format.


7 crosswords from easy to difficult.
Click link to download a Zip file with PDFs
– Complete with Answer Sheet.

Word search:

Six dinosaur and geology word searches.
Click link to download a Zip file with PDFs.

How do fossils form?:

A single A4 pdf covering the fossilisation process in 5 simple steps.

Earth processes:

A single A4 pdf looking at what happens at the coast, in rivers or in the desert and how this can help explain how landscapes change and sedimentary rocks form.

Erosion process:

A single A4 pdf detailing how natural forces have the power to change our landscape by weathering, erosion and deposition. A fun diagram detailing the rock cycle.

Teacher’s pack:

Containing useful information if planning a geology event at Burton Dassett Hills.

Last Updated on 13 Apr 2021