GeoBus is a free educational outreach project for schools developed and run by the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews since 2012. In 2016, our sister project GeoBus UCL was launched in London and GeoBus St Andrews passed the milestone of 50,000 pupils taught – and achievement that was covered in the local press, and resulted in recognition of the efforts of the GeoBus team by local MP Stephen Gethins.
Since then, we have worked with a further 20,000 pupils reaching a total of 70,000 in June 2018!
The aims of the project are to;
1. Support Earth Science teaching in secondary schools by providing resources that are not readily available to educators
2. Inspire young learners by including new research outcomes in the teaching packages, which at times will be presented by researchers
3. Provide a bridge between industry, HEIs, Research Councils, and schools to highlight career opportunities in geology specifically, and Earth sciences and STEM areas generally
GeoBus is funded by sponsorship and we are very grateful for the support from RCUK, industry and professional societies. If your organisation would like to sponsor GeoBus, please contact Dr Claire Cousins (Academic Coordinator): firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Jen Brooke (Education Coordinator): email@example.com.