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The Earth Sciences Summer School delivers an introduction to a broad range of Geoscience topics and related field work. In previous years the summer school has been held in December. Applications have been invited from students currently in year 9, 10, 11 or 12 with:

  • A genuine interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • Sound academic achievement in science and mathematics
  • Commitment to attend the full 8-day course

Application form for Earth Sciences Summer SchoolEarth Sciences Summer School

11 - 20 December 2017
State Drill Core Library, Tonsley Boulevard, Clovelly Park, Adelaide, South Australia

Applications close Monday 20 November 2017

Earth Sciences Summer School application form (PDF)


Earth Sciences Summer SchoolThrough lectures, practicals and fieldwork participants will learn about:

  • Planet Earth’s formation and evolution
  • Mineral and energy resources exploration methods
  • Age dating rocks
  • Paleontology
  • Field mapping rock formations
  • Geothermal geology
  • Mining engineering
  • Analysis of diamond drill core
  • Environmental management in mining
  • Earthquake seismology
  • Gemmology, crystallography and mineral identification
  • Operating gold mine (site visit), including process workings

The Summer School increases participants awareness of planet Earth and provides an insight into career paths and geoscientific and mining related TAFE or university courses and the mining industry.

Participants work with professional geoscientists from the Government of South Australia, the University of Adelaide and the mining industry.

The Summer School is funded by the Government of South Australia under their PACE initiative and by industry sponsors – it is free of charge to students.

  • Some schools may consider participation in the Earth Sciences Summer School as work experience
  • Twenty places are usually available
  • The course includes a visit to an operational gold mine

For more information, contact:

John Mignone
Community Education Officer
Phone: 0401 122 059