The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

Book the Annual Residential Fieldtrip and Get First Year of Rockwatch Membership for Free!
May06

Book the Annual Residential Fieldtrip and Get First Year of Rockwatch Membership for Free!

Over time our residential fieldtrip to Dorset has become something of an annual pilgrimage for Rockwatchers. It’s a time when members come together with the Rockwatch Team and fellow experts and have a full daily programme in the summer exploring some of the most precious geological sites that Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline has to offer and a number of fun evening activities. These are not just any old geological  sites, but...

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What’s in the Latest Issue of the Rockwatch Magazine – Issue 78
Mar10

What’s in the Latest Issue of the Rockwatch Magazine – Issue 78

Issue 78 Contents List: published March 2018 african-gold ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 AFRICAN GOLD SETTING OUT TO SOLVE THE AMMONITE MYSTERY Rockwatch entry THE WORLD’S SMALLEST GEOLOGISTS Bacteria and geology! GEOLOGY IN THE MAKING New Zealand’s dynamic North Island MY JOURNEY TO BECOMING A GEOLOGIST How one Rockwach reader made a career A BOAT TRIP TO ROBBEN ISLAND Rockwriter entry AFRICAN GOLD Mining in...

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What’s in the latest issue of the Rockwatch Magazine: Issue 77
Feb21

What’s in the latest issue of the Rockwatch Magazine: Issue 77

Rockwatchers should all have the latest issue of the magazine by now – and, on the cover, is the winning entry for our Rockstar Competition 2017. Jake Perrett, age 13, made a Seismometer to detect earthquakes! Remarkable – as were lots of the other entries. Time to get thinking, but don’t panic yet – you have till September to send your entry in! More content highlights to follow!  

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Jurassic fossil hunt in Dorset – Saturday 24 March 2018
Jan17

Jurassic fossil hunt in Dorset – Saturday 24 March 2018

Don’t miss a great opportunity to hunt for Jurassic fossils with Bob Chandler, an expert on the geology of the Dorset area with Rockwatch on Saturday March 24 from 10.30am-3.30pm. Find out more and book a place!

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Rockwatch Magazine: Issue 76
Aug15

Rockwatch Magazine: Issue 76

Issue 76 Contents List: published August 2017 british-geology-is-in-the-post ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 British Geology is in the Post HOW WORMS HELP US EAT ROCK CHEMICALS! What Charles Darwin’s research revealed. DINOSAURS OF CHINA Spectacular discoveries go on show. THE FOOTSTEPS OF APOLLO Walking on the Moon. CONTINENTS – THE OLDEST ROCKS ON EARTH Working out billions of years of history. ON THE LIP OF...

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Rockwatch Magazine: Issue 75
Apr01

Rockwatch Magazine: Issue 75

Issue 75 Contents List: published April 2017 baseballs-magic-mud ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 BASEBALLS MAGIC MUD FIELD TRIPS TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS Check the Events Booklet enclosed with every issue of the magazine and register early using our new online event booking service for Rockwatch trips you want to go on. You then get the chance to collect your own fossils, rocks and minerals and can start your own fabulous...

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Rockwatch Magazine – Issue 74
Jan25

Rockwatch Magazine – Issue 74

Issue 74 contents list: published December 2016 heart-to-heart ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 HEART TO HEART FOSSILS GALORE Check out some of the trips we’ve been on or, better still, join us on some of the new trips and find your own fabulous fossils. Register early online and check for trips in the Events Booklet issued with each issue of the magazine and on the website. ROCKSTAR EXCELLENCE See some of the stunning...

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Rockwatch Competition Prizegiving 2016
Oct10

Rockwatch Competition Prizegiving 2016

Winners of this year’s Rockstars and Rockwatch Young Writers Competitions came along to a special Prizegiving event on Friday 28 October 2016 at the Anglo American HQ in London.  They were delighted to receive their prizes and are already planning their entriees for next year!  Hope you are too! Thanks to Anglo American Group Foundation for hosting this special occasion....

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Start planning your Rockstar 2017 Competition Entries
Sep05

Start planning your Rockstar 2017 Competition Entries

The Rockstar competition is being launched with the next Rockwatch magazine which will be coming through your letter boxes at the start of April.  It’s never too early to start planning! We look forward to seeing this years entries.  Good luck to you all. Winners will be notified by 30 September. Fingers crossed!

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Rockwatch Magazine – Issue 73
Jul26

Rockwatch Magazine – Issue 73

Issue 73 contents list: published July 2016 73-a-waterfalls-age-old-secret ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 6 A WATERFALL'S AGE-OLD SECRET HERE COMES SUMMER FUN See some of the great field trips we’ve had recently and check out some stunning new sites we have in store for you over the summer and early autumn. Check the website for details of these forthcoming field trips and register early to avoid disappointment as many trips...

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Former Rockwatcher is lead geologist in Dinosaurs of China Exhibition summer 2017
May18

Former Rockwatcher is lead geologist in Dinosaurs of China Exhibition summer 2017

Rockwatch is delighted to share that former Rockwatcher, Dr Adam Smith is the lead geologist in a brand new exhibition coming to Nottingham next summer in 2017. Dr Smith , who credits Rockwatch for helping to foster his passion for geology, has been the driving force behind this major event. The collection features rare and never seen before fossils and specimens from Asia and includes dinosaur bones as well as soft parts such as skin...

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Rockwatch Magazine – Issue 72
May16

Rockwatch Magazine – Issue 72

Issue 72 contents list: published March 2016 72-britains-mesozoic-fossils-lower-cretaceous-ammonites ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 BRITAIN'S MESOZOIC FOSSILS LOWER CRETACEOUS AMMONITES READY FOR FIELD TRIP ADVENTURES? A foretaste of just some of the exciting trips and events we have planned for members during the summer season. Register early for the trips to avoid disappointment. Our field trips are a super opportunity for...

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New Rockwatch Website!
May05

New Rockwatch Website!

Rockwatch is delighted to launch it’s new website – the official website for Rockwatch – the nationwide Geology club for children and young people. As well as providing information about Rockwatch, the new website offers opportunities for people to join and renew their membership online for the first time. It also enables members to book to come on Rockwatch events, including one-day and residential field trips,...

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Rockwatch Field Trip to Much Wenlock
May05

Rockwatch Field Trip to Much Wenlock

Join Rockwatch on our Field Trip to Much Wenlock in Shropshire on Sunday 22 May 10.30 – 3.00. For an exciting new approach to Silurian fossils at Lea Quarry, join Eddie Bailey and Susan Brown. This will be our forth visit to this Rockwatch favourite where we’ll see rocks of the Silurian Period in the Much Wenlock Limestone Formation. The benches and tips in the quarry contain typical reef fossils such as small brachiopods. Lots to...

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Earlybird Events this Autumn
May05

Earlybird Events this Autumn

Now you can book online to register for Rockwatch events why not look ahead and make a note of these earlybird events coming up later this year. 15 October 2016 – Sidmouth Science Festival 29 October 2016 – Dinosaurs head for Barnes 5 November 2016 – Festival of Geology at UCL Some events have a limited number of spaces so it’s a good idea to book early to avoid disappointment. We hope to see you...

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Download the Geology Today Journal App!
May02

Download the Geology Today Journal App!

Geology Today journal provides an entertaining and instructive read for all people interested in the Earth sciences. Geodigest reports on news from the geological community, recent research that has appeared in the specialist journals, geological happenings and discoveries and geological conferences. Download the Geology Today Journal...

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Jurassic Dactylioceras
Apr03

Jurassic Dactylioceras

 

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Devonian Calymene
Apr03

Devonian Calymene

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Cretaceous Mosasaur teeth
Apr03

Cretaceous Mosasaur teeth

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Cretaceous Meyeria
Apr03

Cretaceous Meyeria

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Pleistocene Neptunea
Apr03

Pleistocene Neptunea

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Rockwatch Magazine Issue 70
Jul12

Rockwatch Magazine Issue 70

Issue 70 contents list: published July 2015 70-britains-lower-palaeozoic-fossils-ogyiocarella-debuchii ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 BRITAIN’S LOWER PALAEOZOIC FOSSILS Issue 70 contents list: ROCKWATCH EVENTS Members’ field trips, public Family Fun Days and fantastic geology for members and others to enjoy. As a Rockwatcher you’ll have the chance to do all these things and much, much more. MOSASAURS – PERFECT SEA...

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Rockwatch Magazine Issue 69
Mar12

Rockwatch Magazine Issue 69

Issue 69 contents list: published March 2015 69-william-smith-and-the-map-that-made-history ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 WILLIAM SMITH AND THE MAP THAT MADE HISTORY. PORTRAIT REPRODUCED COURTESY GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON Issue 69 contents list: ROCKWATCH EVENTS Reports of some of the excellent events we ran for members including a workshop at the British Geological Survey and  a personal behind the scenes tour at...

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Rockwatch Magazine Issue 68
Dec12

Rockwatch Magazine Issue 68

Issue 68 contents list: published December 2014 68-going-wild-about-fossils-for-cbbc-being-filmed ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 GOING WILD ABOUT FOSSILS FOR CBBC Issue 68 contents list: ROCKWATCH EVENTS See some of the exciting places Rockwatchers visited during the summer field trip season and share in the popularity of Rockwatch Family Fun days in museums and at Festivals of Geology around the country. GOING WILD ABOUT...

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