"What on Earth?" Exhibition
 
 A visual exploration of what geology is about and what geologists do.
 

Without the Earth to sustain us, none of us would be able to exist. However, the study of the Earth - Geology - is not generally taught in schools and few people have much experience of it. Modern society also insulates most people from the need to have close contact with geology, yet it is an absolutely essential foundation to our lives. This exhibition attempts to show the importance and relevance of geology, what it is all about and what geologists do. We hope you enjoy the experience.

This exhibition was launched for National Heritage Week 2003 and has been showcased both at GSI offices and at various locations around the country. The panels are available for loan and temporary display to any museum, heritage centre or library that would like a temporary exhibit.

The panels are now available for loan and temporary display to any school, museum, centre, heritage office or library elsewhere which would like a temporary exhibit.
All the panels are 50 x 70cm. Contact Sarah Gatley for information : 01 678 2837 or Sarah.Gatley@gsi.ie

Themes covered by the exhibition:
 

Introduction

Understanding the planet
- Understanding the planet
- Spirit in the sky
- Journey to the centre of the earth
- Life on Earth
- It's a small world after all
- A big bang or a whimper?
- The fourth dimension
- Scratchin'
- The Abyss
- Every stone tells a story

A geologist's life
- So you want to be a rock star
- It's a tough life
- Pretty amateurish
- University College Cork (UCC)
- University College Dublin (UCD)
- Trinity College Dublin (TCD) 

Hazard prevention
- More than a soft day...
- Slip, slidin away
- Shake it up
- Hazardous!
- More hazardous 

• Rocks for life
- Lubricating the world
- It's a gas
- A licence to thrill
- Heavy metal
- Get the iron out
- Bargain Basement
- The building stone dimension
- Another brick in the wall
- Rock and Rail
- Diamonds are forever
- The water of life
- Cut and Cover
- It's not boring 
• Miscellaneous
- Dem bones, Dem bones
- Last rites
- Between a rock and a hard place
- Kaleidoscope of colour
- Stalactites come down, stalagmites go up



Introduction

Understanding
the planet

Understanding the planet

Spirit in the sky

Journey to the centre
of the Earth

Life on Earth
It's a small world
 
A big bang?
The fourth dimension
Scratchin'
 
The Abyss
Every stone tells a story
A geologist's
life
 
So you want to be
a rock star
It's a tough life
Pretty amateurish
UCC
UCD
TCD
Hazard
prevention
Slip, slidin'away
More than a soft day
Shake it up

Hazardous!


More hazardous



Rocks for life

Lubricating the world

Life's a gas
Licence to thrill
Heavy metal
Get the iron out
Cut and cover
It's not boring...
Diamonds are forever
The water of life
Bargain
basement
The building stone dimension
Another brick in the wall
Rock
and rail
Miscellaneous

Dem'bones,dem'bones
....need good storage

Last rites
Between a rock
and a hard place
Kaleidoscope
of colour
Stalactites come down,
stalagmites go up