Welcome to Rockwatch, the nationwide club for young geologists. It is the junior club of the Geologists'
Rockwatch is the club for all those interested in things geological
- rocks, fossils, minerals and landscape.
New members receive a loose leaf, A5 size, Rox file containing a basic
set of geological fact cards; magnifier; Rockwatch badge; a grain
size card; full colour geological map of the British Isles and a "Thumbs-Up"
guide showing you how to make the best of your collections and a list
of Uk museums with geological collections.
We publish a full colour magazine
three times a year. Each issue is
full of fascinating geological articles
(many at the "cutting-edge" of the science); activities and puzzles
and two fact cards to add to those
already in your Rox file. We also
encourage letters from our members for inclusion in the magazine.
issue of the magazine contains an Events List, giving details of all
our Rockwatch events, plus many others open to Rockwatchers, some
free, some discounted to Rockwatch members.
Parents/guardians are required to accompany their children on all
our Rockwatch activities (see our parental
guide page for more information) - and this has led to
a number of parents developing their own interest in geology!
Our field trips are fabulous, giving members the chance to meet eminent
geologists, to collect fossils and minerals and take place throughout
have an annual competition with fabulous prizes. Winners get the chance
to meet well-known geologists and see "behind the scenes" perhaps
at a museum, research institute or at one of our sponsoring institutions.
Details for our 2013 Rockstars competition.
We look forward to welcoming you to Rockwatch - the best club on Earth!