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Public invited to take part in Geology Week

Education 12 Oct, 2023 Follow News

Dr Jones leads a field trip of significant geological sites in Grand Cayman during 2022’s Geology Week.

Cayman is pleased to announce the return of Geology Education Week. The event is facilitated by the Water Authority and led by renowned geologist Dr Brian Jones to promote local interest in the subject of geology.

Scheduled to take place from Monday, 9 October, to Thursday, 19 October, the event will feature geology lessons for students at local high schools and a professional development course for local educators that includes a field trip to sites of geological significance in Grand Cayman. Several teachers will also be able to make a geology field trip in Cayman Brac.

Dr Brian Jones, Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of Alberta, Canada, will lead the series of events, including two public lectures titled “Geology and Water: Cayman Islands”.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, 11 October at 6 PM at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort and on Thursday, 12 October at 6 PM at the National Gallery. Participants will be able to ask questions of Dr Jones and order his book “Geology of the Cayman Islands”, this book is the comprehensive review of his decades of research in the Cayman Islands. Light refreshments will also be provided.

“Dr Jones is a world-renowned geologist, who has been conducting research in the Cayman Islands for forty years”, explains Water Authority Water Resources Engineer Hendrik van Genderen. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and specific local expertise, and we are pleased that he can share this knowledge with the public.”

For more information on the Water Authority, please visit www.waterauthority.ky .

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