Update from Geopark Partner: Société Jersiaise
Société Jersiaise Open Day
This FREE event is the last celebration for their 150th Anniversary.
Saturday 4th November 2023 – 11:00am to 4:30pm
Throughout the Open Day, representatives from each Section will make short presentations about their current projects and will be on-hand to answer any questions from attendees.
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Société Jersiaise achieve their aims through the expertise of individual members in various fields, through the work of their sixteen active Sections, by means of the resources held in their unique research collections in the Lord Coutanche Library and Photo Archive, and via community outreach programmes and collaboration with local and international heritage partners in delivering cultural projects.
There are 16 Sections at the Société, each dedicated to a particular field of study, which include: Archaeology, Architecture, Bibliography, Botany, Entomology (the study of insects), Environment, Garden History, Geology (the study of rocks), History, Jèrriais, Marine Biology, Meteorology (the study of weather), Mycology (the study of fungi and mushrooms), Numismatics (the study of coins), Ornithology (the study of birds), and Zoology (the study of animals).
The SJ Open Day will also launch a new award in memory of Nigel Quérée, one of Jersey’s prominent environmentalists and a member of SJ Executive Committee. The former States of Jersey Senator was passionate about protecting Jersey’s natural environment, with the flooding of Queen’s Valley and the disposal of hazardous waste from the incinerator at La Collette being two prominent issues he advocated against. The award, consisting of a grant of up to £2,000, is intended to recognise and support relevant research, field work and other projects, and is open to students, citizen scientists, and groups.
To find out more about the day’s full programme and to register for your FREE place, click here.