It was announced in October 2019 that the Black Country’s bid to become a world famous UNESCO Global Geopark had received international backing.

The UNESCO Global Geoparks Council announced that it has recommended the Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark bid be endorsed by the Executive Board of UNESCO when it meets in the spring of 2020.

Graham Worton, Keeper of Geology has been an integral part of the application and he will bring us up to date with the application, demonstrate why the area deserves to be recognised as a Geopoark and give us a taste of the many adventures the application has taken him on.