Who should do this course?

Any geoscientist undertaking or thinking of undertaking school outreach should do this course. It gives critical pedagogical tips and insights into how you can make your school visit a meaningful one.

Take a look at the explainer video here!


Packed full of useful information, tips and tricks, find out what you can expect from 'Geoscience Outreach in Schools'.

  • Understand what teachers want from your school visit

  • Capture the attention and interest of a school group right from the start

  • Have strategies to engage children with different learning styles

  • Use storytelling to initiate an inquiry processes

  • Create a well sequenced and varied plan to enthuse a class around your area of science expertise


Julian Thomson

Guest Instructor

Julian is based in New Zealand. He has decades of experience as a teacher and geoscience communicator and has won awards for his work. In 2020 he founded ‘Out There Learning Ltd’, a company that provides education and geoscience communication services including school engagements, workshops, field trips, videography and teacher training.


  • How long will it take me to do this course?

    This is an on-demand course. You can take as much time as you like and dip in and out as and when you wish. You could complete the entire course in one day, including the activities given to you.

  • Can I contact the instructor?

    The instructor's contact details are given in the introduction to the course. You are welcome to contact him at anytime with enquiries about the course content or any of the material covered.

  • Is a certificate provided?

    Yes. Upon completion you can download a certificate, which is accredited by Geologize Ltd and the Geological Society of London.

  • Is this part of Geologize's flagship course, Practical Geocommunication?

    Not at this stage. This is a full, stand-alone course. However, both are available as a bundle. Search 'VIEW ALL COURSES' on the home page and search for 'Practical Geocomms + Schools'. The bundle price is less than buying the courses separately.

  • I'd like to purchase this for my company/university etc. How should I proceed?

    Please get in touch at [email protected] for site-licenses or bulk purchase enquiries.

Make a difference

Get kids inspired by geoscience!