a tool for teaching Glaciers and Glaciation to high school and college students

Dr Bethan Davies – Royal Holloway University of London

This talk targets teachers and college lecturers who will be delivering Glaciers and Glaciation as part of Geography or Geology at High School or College (post ~16 years). This could be as part of the UK A-Level syllabus, for example.

In this freely available, online talk, I will outline the key features of the website and how it can be used to support your teaching through providing interesting and informative content, case studies and student activities. There will then be an opportunity for discussion and Q&A, where teachers will have the opportunity to ask questions, and to give feedback on the website and make suggestions. is an award-winning website that offers a freely available, accessible, up-to-date and trustworthy source of information about glacial processes and climate change. It is supported by Royal Holloway University of London, the Quaternary Research Association, Geologists’ Association, Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research and the British Society for Geomorphology.

This website, which was written by UK academics as part of an ongoing commitment to education, outreach and impact, includes teaching resources, student projects, explainers, and study skills targeting the knowledge content and skills development in the current post-16 Geography syllabus.

Personal stories and blog articles bring the most recent research to life. Science articles are illustrated with maps, diagrams and photographs and range from explanations of the key processes of glaciers, glaciation and climate change, to articles about Antarctica, the Patagonian Ice Sheet and the British Ice Sheet.

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