The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

Join Rockwatch and Friends at the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival!
Apr10

Join Rockwatch and Friends at the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival!

Join Rockwatch and Friends for an Adventure at the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival! Date: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June Time: 10:00 AM onwards Location: Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast Calling all fossil enthusiasts, explorers, and families looking for an adventure! The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! Dive into the fascinating world of geology and earth sciences, on Dorset’s iconic...

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Unveiling the Mysteries of Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline: Book Your Spot Now!
Mar25

Unveiling the Mysteries of Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline: Book Your Spot Now!

Calling all adventurers, fossil enthusiasts, and curious minds! It’s that time of the year again – the eagerly anticipated Dorset 5-Day Residential Fieldtrip awaits, and you’re invited to embark on an unforgettable journey with us from July 29th to August 2nd, 2024. Year after year, our Dorset expedition has been a cherished tradition for Rockwatchers. It’s a time when enthusiasts, experts, and the Rockwatch Team...

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Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2024 Programme
Mar25

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2024 Programme

Rockwatchers  – check out this year’s talks and activities lined up for The Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition from 2-7 July 2024. Talks include unlocking the past in Antarctica and rehabilitating mines for local communities and the environment. There’s always plenty to see and do, and it’s completely FREE to take part. You can view the full programme on The Royal Society Summer Science...

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Book our Rockwatch Field Trip to Somerset Earth Science Centre – 14 August
Mar22

Book our Rockwatch Field Trip to Somerset Earth Science Centre – 14 August

We’re thrilled to be returning to the Somerset Earth Science Centre this summer on Wednesday 14 August and would love Rockwatchers to join us! We’ll be exploring an exclusive insight into the fabulous collection of fossils and minerals at the Centre in the morning and then enjoy some fabulous fossil hunting at the renowned Writhlington fossil site – a specially preserved area perfect for budding paleontologists. This...

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Exploring Carboniferous Limestone: Join Our Rockwatch Field Trip!
Mar18

Exploring Carboniferous Limestone: Join Our Rockwatch Field Trip!

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2024 Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Somerset Earth Science Centre, Mendip Hills, Somerset Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure into the depths of Carboniferous Somerset? Join us on Wednesday, August 14th, as we embark on a journey to explore the marvellous Mendip Hills, delving into the captivating world of Carboniferous limestone. What to Expect Our day begins at the purpose-built...

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Ask an Ologist – FREE Online School Webinar
Feb29

Ask an Ologist – FREE Online School Webinar

Rockwatchers might like to ask their teachers to sign up for a FREE online event that’s being organised by Publisher DK. DK are hosting a 45-minute online webinar for school children around the world at 10am on 20 March when they can ask an ologist about fossils, rocks, minerals and more! Gemmologist and Earth Science Educational Consultant, Cally Oldershaw is joining the panel to answer your questions! To find out more and to...

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Geodetecting and Fossil Hunting Field Trip on 5th May – NOW FULLY BOOKED!
Feb21

Geodetecting and Fossil Hunting Field Trip on 5th May – NOW FULLY BOOKED!

[Show slideshow] This event is now fully booked. You can contact us to join the waiting list or check out other Rockwatch events coming up! Join us on the next Rockwatch field trip to West Sussex for a spot of Building Stones Geodetective work at the historic Guildhall in Chichester, West Sussex, followed by a fossil hunt on Bracklesham beach from 11.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 5th May 2024. Activities: Building Stones Geodetective Work...

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Exploring Chilterns Chalk: A Journey Through Time with Rockwatch & Friends
Feb21

Exploring Chilterns Chalk: A Journey Through Time with Rockwatch & Friends

Join Rockwatch on Thursday, April 11th, for the grand finale of a special events series celebrating Chilterns Chalk. From 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM, immerse yourself in a day of discovery and excitement as we partner with the Chilterns Landscape Partnership and the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Steam Railway for an unforgettable experience. Step aboard the historic steam train for a nostalgic journey through the picturesque Chilterns...

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Meet a Megalosaurus – FREE Open Day
Feb15

Meet a Megalosaurus – FREE Open Day

Drop in to the Geological Society ‘Open House’ at Burlington House, London on 24 February from 10.00am – 4.30pm. If you missed out on seeing the model Megalosaurus earlier this month this is great opportunity to see it and explore one of London’s historic learned societies. There will be family-friendly activities throughout the day so it’s well worth a visit, perfect for Rockwatchers and young geology...

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Half Term Geology Fun with Rockwatch
Feb06

Half Term Geology Fun with Rockwatch

Join Rockwatch over Half Term at two fun-filled days of geology games and activities! Uxbridge Rock Show When: Monday 12 February from 9.30am. Where: Uxbridge Library, High St, Uxbridge UB8 1HD  – very close to Uxbridge Station (Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines) With: Rockwatch have teamed up with the Harrow & Hillingdon Geological Society to liven up half term for young geology lovers of all ages.  What: There...

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Sign up for the Schoolrocks FREE Online Workshop for Schools and Children in Year 3
Jan12

Sign up for the Schoolrocks FREE Online Workshop for Schools and Children in Year 3

The Geologists’ Association run a special scheme to support the Key Stage 2, Year 3 Science National Curriculum in schools called Schoolrocks! Rockwatchers in Year 3 and parents who are teachers may be interested in signing up for a special Schoolrocks online event called Evolution which is taking place on Tuesday 27 February 2024. The one-hour workshop is FREE of charge to schools and support materials will be sent to schools in...

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Merry Christmas from us all at Rockwatch
Dec22

Merry Christmas from us all at Rockwatch

Wishing all our Rockwatch Members and geology lovers everywhere a very Happy Christmas. We hope you enjoy some family time geologising over the holidays and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s Rockwatch field trips. Best wishes from Clare, Kate and all the Rockwatch...

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Issue 95 of the Rockwatch Magazine: published December 2023
Dec19

Issue 95 of the Rockwatch Magazine: published December 2023

Issue 95 Contents List: published December 2023 2023 Rockstar Winners Image 1 of 8 See some of the excellent entries Rockwatch members receive a copy of the Rockwatch Magazine three times a year to coincide with the main school holidays – Christmas, Easter and Summer.  To receive your copy of the magazine join today! BREAKWATER SURPRISE Bude’s riches, hidden in plain sight EASTERN CAPE FIELD ADVENTURES Excitement on...

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Gift a Rockwatch Membership – Only £15 for a Family!
Dec11

Gift a Rockwatch Membership – Only £15 for a Family!

This Christmas, why not share your love for rocks and fossils by gifting your friends and family a Rockwatch membership? It’s the perfect present for young geology enthusiasts! Gift a Rockwatch Membership – Only £15 for a Family!  For just £15, you can treat your loved ones to a whole year of exciting geology experiences with our family membership. Like you, they’ll be able to join us on our special field trips...

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Rockstars Young Geologists’ Competition 2023 Showcase
Nov07

Rockstars Young Geologists’ Competition 2023 Showcase

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Rockstars Young Geologists’ Competition 2023 Showcase, a short film that celebrates the incredible entries from the children and young people who took part in this year’s competition. Now in its 13th year, the competition is generously sponsored by the Anglo American Foundation and we thank them for their continued support. The Rockstars Competition is designed to inspire and...

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Celebrating the Rockstars Young Geologists of 2023
Nov07

Celebrating the Rockstars Young Geologists of 2023

Friday 27th October marked a very special day for many of our Rockwatchers and not just because for most it was half term, but because it was the Rockstars Young Geologists’ Competition Prize Giving ceremony. Hosted by its long-term sponsors at the Anglo American Foundation offices in London, the Rockwatch annual Rockstars Competition Prize Giving Ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate and applaud the creative and insightful efforts...

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Join us at this year’s Festival of Geology – 4th and 5th November
Nov02

Join us at this year’s Festival of Geology – 4th and 5th November

The Festival of Geology Returns to London! Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey through the depths of time as the Geologists’ Association’s Festival of Geology returns to University College, Gower Street, London. The annual highlight of all things geological is back, promising a weekend of excitement and discovery for geology enthusiasts of all ages. With free admission and a myriad of captivating exhibits and...

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Hurry! Rockstars Competition Closes Tomorrow!
Sep14

Hurry! Rockstars Competition Closes Tomorrow!

The deadline for receiving Rockstar Young Geologists’ Competition entries is 5pm tomorrow! Hurry to be in with a chance of being one of this year’s Rockstars! Find Out More...

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Issue 94 of the Rockwatch Magazine: published July 2023
Aug22

Issue 94 of the Rockwatch Magazine: published July 2023

Issue 94 Contents List: published July 2023 HOAX OF THE 'EARLIEST ENGLISHMAN' Image 1 of 7 How a conman fooled scientists MINECRAFT ROCKS AND REALITY Differences between the game and real life HOAX OF THE ‘EARLIEST ENGLISHMAN’ How a conman fooled scientists KERMA – A LAND OF PLENTY Ancient kingdom’s geological riches BRITISH BRICKS How building bricks link to geology PERFECT MIX OF STONE AND PLANTS A...

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Rockwatch Residential Round up
Aug11

Rockwatch Residential Round up

Well, that’s a wrap – five days of fossil-finding fun with this year’s group of intrepid Rockwatchers is complete. The team at Leeson House Field Studies Centre near Swanage were as welcoming and hands on as ever, and kicked off the week with a geology-themed orientation session. Set within the beautiful rural village of Langton Matravers, Leeson House offers an ideal setting to stay, dine communally, enjoy geology-themed guest...

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Join Rockwatch for a FREE Fossil Fun Day at Lowewood Museum
Aug11

Join Rockwatch for a FREE Fossil Fun Day at Lowewood Museum

Join Rockwatch for a FREE fossil fun day at Lowewood Museum in Hoddeston, Hertfordshire on Wednesday 23 August from 10.30am-3pm. Come along to: Create prehistoric crafts Join in with a Jurassic Jazz Music Workshop Hunt for Dinosaurs around the museum See the fossils on display and bring your own fossils along to find out more about them You can just rock up – there’s no need to book because admission is completely free!...

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Win a FREE Family Ticket to Dinosaurs in the Park!
Jul18

Win a FREE Family Ticket to Dinosaurs in the Park!

We’ve teamed up with Dinosaurs in the Park to bring you an exclusive Rockwatch VIP Family Ticket Give Away (worth £40). Dinosaurs in the Park is an exciting experience where you come face to face with 40 life-sized animatronic dinosaur models as you immerse yourself in what life was like for these gigantic prehistoric titans. We’re giving a lucky Rockwatcher the chance to win a family ticket for any of the Manchester dates...

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We’ve removed the Booking Deadline for the 5-Day trip to Dorset
Jul06

We’ve removed the Booking Deadline for the 5-Day trip to Dorset

Good news! We’ve removed the booking deadline on the 5-Day residential field trip to Dorset so that even more people can still book to join us! Those of you who organise events will know that there is a need to have booking deadlines in place in order to meet any venue terms and conditions around numbers and cancellations. Since we have more than met the minimum number of bookings needed for the event to run, we’re now...

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Summer Science Exhibition Programme Published 2023
Jun03

Summer Science Exhibition Programme Published 2023

The Summer Science Exhibition Programme has been published and Rockwatchers may be interested in some of the talks and activities lined up from 4-9 July 2023. Held annually by The Royal Society in London, there will be plenty of interactive fun or if you can’t be there in person, some talks and interviews will be livestreamed. You might like to try your hand at flood prediction or predicting the next eruption of a quiet volcano,...

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