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Fieldtrip to Sellar Open Cast Coal Pit, South Wales

These are the main ROCKWATCH EVENTS coming up in the months ahead.

All Rockwatch events are open to Rockwatch members so why not take advantage and join today!

Select one of the following links to find out more about our events.

Rockwatch Events Listing

brown bullet1 Nov - FESTIVAL OF GEOLOGY

Other events for members to enjoy

brown bulletMENDIP ROCKS FESTIVAL, West Country
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Geologists' Association Lectures, London
brown bulletDorset Geologists’ Association Group

brown bulletLiverpool Geological Society
brown bulletHidden Horizons – of Yorkshire
brown bulletAnglesey Geology Guided Walks
brown bulletGeology Walks at West Runton, Norfolk
brown bulletUK Amateur Fossil Hunters

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Rockwatch Events

Festival of Geology 2014FESTIVAL OF GEOLOGY
Saturday 1 November 10.30 – 4.30
University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

A day of geological family fun! Stalls and displays. Four Lectures: Planet Oil; Forensic Geology; Fossils and fossil collecting on the Jurassic World Heritage Coast of Dorset and East Devon and 'Shale Gas: What the frack is that all about!?' Visit Rockwatch in the Discovery Room to race trilobites, make a Jurassic diorama, sift sand for sharks’ teeth, make your own fossils and more. Bring your mystery rocks and fossils to be identified. FREE EVENT. No need to book – just come along. Suitable all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. There is also a Photographic Competition at the Festival. Details of the day: www.geologistsassociation.org.uk

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Other events for Rockwatch Members to enjoy

Please bear in mind that these events have not been organized by Rockwatch and you need to get in touch with the group involved to find out more details and to book.

Please bear in mind that these events have not been organized by Rockwatch and you need to get in touch with the group involved to find out more details and to book.


Festival strats 26 September and ends 30 October 2014

Mendip Rocks! 2014 is back for its fourth year of events that bring alive the millions of years of the fascinating geology of the Mendip Hills.

You are invited to step back in time and explore an amazing 420 million years of geology right under your feet. A wide range of events will reveal the ancient stories that have shaped a unique and very special landscape. It’s a great chance to see some of Mendip’s best kept geological secrets with many events being held at sites that are not usually open to the general public including vast working quarries, Banwell Bone Caves in West Mendip and Fairy Caves in East Mendip.

There is something for everyone from family fun days to guided walks in working quarries for adults with some geological knowledge.

> Download the MENDIP ROCKS 2014 Guide
> Download the MENDIP ROCKS! 2014 Programme

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For adults, but may Geologists' Association Lectures, Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0DU (opposite Fortnum and Mason). For adults, but may be of interest to older Rockwatchers. Doors open 5.30, lectures promptly at 6. Free with Mem. Card.

Fri 5 December: The rise, fall and resurgence of UK domestic mineral supply by Andrew Bloodworth.

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Dorset Geologists’ Association Group
Sat 7 Dec:
Christmas Workshop at Broadmayne Village Hall, nr Dorchester with members' displays of geological interests and buffet lunch 10 - 3.30. Free entry.
Details: heldon47@btinternet.com or 01300 320811

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Liverpool Geological Society
Tuesday 28 October:
Members' Evening of short (5/10 minutes) presentations on a wide variety of geological topics/subjects. 7.30pm in Lecture Theatre 137 of the Liverpool John Moores, Byrom Street Campus, Liverpool, L3 3AF. Rockwatchers (aged 6 - 16) can come along to with their parents – For more information contact: Joe Crossley on lgshonsec@gmail.com

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Hidden Horizons – of Yorkshire
Become a Yorkshire Coast Explorer with Hidden Horizons. The organization offers something for all the family along the Yorkshire Coast from rock-pooling trips, to fossil hunts and dinosaur walks. Experienced leaders will show you the amazing secrets hidden on the coast from 180 million year-old fossils and Jurassic dinosaur footprints to the creatures who call it come today!Look on their website for details of South Bay Rock Pooling, Cayton Bay Fossil Hunt, Cayton Bay Fossil Hunt.

Phone Will Watts on 07964 759433 or will.watts@hiddenhorizons.co.uk www.hiddenhorizons.co.uk

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Anglesey Geology Guided Walks
GeoMon Anglesey GeoPark has a programme of Guided Walks, all with a geological theme. http://www.geomon.co.uk/ and there should be something there of interest to all. Price for walks: Adults £5.00 children £3.00.

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Geology Walks at West Runton, Nr Cromer, Norfolk
Geology Walks led by Martin Warren. Time: 1.30 – 4.00pm leaving from the car park at West Runton Beach. Small charge to park. Walks not far, but the beach is very rocky. Children 8+ Tickets £3.00 and may be purchased on the day. Call Cromer Museum for details/to book: 01263 513543 or cromer.museum@norfolk.gov.uk

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UK Amateur Fossil Hunters
Fossil Hunts throughout the year for all ages, adults and families.

For details: UKAFH website

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For more information and to book places please email the Rockwatch office: rockwatchatga@btinternet.com

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