Discounts

We offer generous discounts to students and members of endorsing institutes.

  • Student discount

    For students enrolled at university, enter the code 'GeologizeStudent' at the checkout to apply a 60% discount on the course price.

  • Member discounts

    For GSL fellows and EFG members enter the code 'GSLEFG' to apply a 20% discount on the course price.

  • Sponsor discounts

    Sponsors of our course are entitled to access the course for free. Get in touch at sponsorship@geologize.org if you are interested.

Accredited and Endorsed

...by The Geological Society of London and The European Federation of Geologists.

Geologize is proud to have its Practical Geocommunications course endorsed by the GSL and EFG. Members of these organisations are entitled to a 20% discount on the course price.

Curriculum

Find out what makes 'Practical Geocommunication' your one-stop shop for all your communication needs in the geosciences.

  • Why communicate the geosciences? Case studies demonstrating our ethical obligation to communicate.

  • From neurology to orating. The science and practice of effective communication in the geosciences.

  • The power of analogy and linguistic tools. Geologizing and transposing geoscientific content into everyday concepts.

  • Identify distortions in the media and strategies to stand up effectively to them. Particular emphasis on climate change.

  • Strategies to promote powerful social media engagement in the geosciences. Case studies and practicals.

  • Strategies for geoparks and geotourism projects to help them improve their audience demographics and engagement.

  • Bonus material, quizzes, assignments, certificates.

Praise

What others have said about 'Practical Geocommunication'

  • Marion (Student)

    "Your teaching method was phenomenal. I learnt so much! I came away feeling empowered and able to make a real difference."

  • Mark (University Lecturer)

    "This was a parting of the waters for me. I’ll never look at science communication the same way again. So powerful."

  • Kate (Geopark Leader)

    "I thought I knew how to communicate my subject to the public. I now see there is an infinitely more powerful way. Thank you. I'm so grateful!"

Course Reviews

Reviews from our eLearning platform

5 star rating

Awesome course

Gordon Stove

Just completed this course in one go. Once I started, I couldn't stop! A wealth of information, tips and learnings. Absolutely brilliant course!

Just completed this course in one go. Once I started, I couldn't stop! A wealth of information, tips and learnings. Absolutely brilliant course!

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5 star rating

Lots of useful methods and approaches for Geocommunciating

David Limmer

Really enjoyable, easy to follow course, lots of extremely useful tips and tricks for mastering communicating. Very logical and lots of useful exercises to try.

Really enjoyable, easy to follow course, lots of extremely useful tips and tricks for mastering communicating. Very logical and lots of useful exercises to try.

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5 star rating

Very engaging and a must for all scientists (not just geoscientists!)

Rosalie Constable

I highly recommend this course. It provides practical advice and examples in an engaging and thought-provoking way, supported by tasks and assignments to reinforce the key points of each class. I now feel I have a much better understanding of how ...

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I highly recommend this course. It provides practical advice and examples in an engaging and thought-provoking way, supported by tasks and assignments to reinforce the key points of each class. I now feel I have a much better understanding of how I can more effectively communicate with non-scientists. I would recommend this course for scientists of any background as the concepts could be easily applied across any discipline.

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5 star rating

Insightful, Engaging and Thought-provoking

Lewis Lawrence

Excellent course if you are a Geoscientist and feel like the communication between the geosciences and the public has a poor relationship. Dr Mort does a fantastic job at bringing new ideas to the table in the quest to bridge the gap between the p...

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Excellent course if you are a Geoscientist and feel like the communication between the geosciences and the public has a poor relationship. Dr Mort does a fantastic job at bringing new ideas to the table in the quest to bridge the gap between the public and the geoscience world. I would highly recommend this course.

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Switching the context

Benjamin Lepley

I took the course with the aim of improving my methods of communication but actually learnt that I was thinking about the entire concept wrong. It is not about teaching or lecturing but understanding the communcation from the participants' viewpoi...

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I took the course with the aim of improving my methods of communication but actually learnt that I was thinking about the entire concept wrong. It is not about teaching or lecturing but understanding the communcation from the participants' viewpoint and making an emotional connection to allow for any information to be retained. I highly recommend the course for anyone wishing to take a relatively complex and specific topic to the public.

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Sponsors

We'd like to thank our sponsors for supporting geoscience communication.

Without our incredible sponsors, this course would not exist. Their belief in the importance of effective public outreach highlights their commitment to the role of the geosciences in a more sustainable future. We'd like to give them a big shout out here.

FAQs

Some questions we get asked a lot.

  • What is the teaching method?

    Each lesson begins with a big question to get your neurons firing. Then comes the lesson itself. The lesson always includes at least one practical activity in the middle or near the end. There are often assignments (not compulsory) and quizzes to test for understanding of essential elements.

  • How long will it take me to do it?

    You can work through the course at your own pace. However, if you wished to work on the course intensely, completing the work as required, you could probably finish in around 10 hours.

  • Is there a certificate available at the end?

    Absolutely. Upon completion of the course (the main video lessons are compulsory elements), you will be provided with a personalised certificate with the logos of Geologize, The Geological Society of London and the European Federation of Geologists.

  • Where can I get help paying for the course?

    Students can enter the code 'GeologizeStudent' to apply a 30% discount on the course price. Members of the Geological Society of London and the European Federation of Geologists can obtain a 20% discount. If you are still unable to access the course, please get in touch and we can arrange a staggered payment plan for you.

  • What benefits are there to being a sponsor?

    Depending on the level of sponsorship, you can gain the following benefits. (1) Free course access to you and your colleagues. (2) Your company's logo being circulated widely on social media (3) Your company receiving global visibility in newsletters and e-mail blasts that advertise the course. (4) Great CSR image enhancement. Get in touch at sponsorship@geologize.org for more information.