The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

Ancient sea predator had giant head
Sep15

Ancient sea predator had giant head

It’s not every day that scientists are lucky enough to discover a brand new species let alone new genus – or category of living things which share common characteristics. So when they do, there’s understandably a bit of a buzz around the story. Science writer, Rachel Fritts reports that findings of a brand new ancient sea predator have been unveiled with a massive head which would have ruled the bottom of the oceans...

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Miriam’s Fascinating Flint Finds
Sep14

Miriam’s Fascinating Flint Finds

Rockwatcher Miriam’s two flint fragment finds are the focus of the latest Fabulous Find feature. The first fragment, found in Bedford near Pavenham looks rather like fossilised fish scales, but Rockwatch Ambassador Michael has different ideas based on his knowledge of the geology of Bedfordshire. The area is north of an area called the Chalk Scarp where an abundance of flint is typically formed from chalk, accounting for its lightness...

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Joshua’s Sea Snail on the Sea Shore
Sep08

Joshua’s Sea Snail on the Sea Shore

Fossil finder Joshua found this wonderful shell on a recent trip to the Barton Beds at Barton on Sea, in the south of England and sent in his find for identification. It turns out that the Barton Beds – as they are known – are home to more than 600 species of shells! Fossil hunters flock to the Barton Beds because it’s known to be a rich source of Gastopods, molluscs and sharks’ teeth so visitors are likely to go home with a fossil...

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Rockstars Competition Deadline is Tomorrow!
Sep07

Rockstars Competition Deadline is Tomorrow!

Remember it’s the Rockstars Competition 2021 deadline for sending in your entries by close of play tomorrow – the 8th September 2021. So, dot those ‘i’s’ and cross those ‘t’s’ – save and click send! We’re looking forward to receiving your hard work and enjoying reading and seeing what geology topics you’ve brought to life. We absolutely love receiving every single...

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Could Ben have Discovered a New Carboniferous Crustacean Species?
Sep01

Could Ben have Discovered a New Carboniferous Crustacean Species?

On a recent family field trip to Berwick-Upon-Tweed in Northumberland, Rockwatcher Ben unearthed not one but two fossil finds from the same boulder. The first of these, probably a tooth, is fairly typical of the kind of fossil found on Northumberland’s beaches. With the geology of Berwick-Upon-Tweed being formed of Carboniferous rocks mostly comprised of sandstone and limestone, this area is known for brachiopods, crinoids, corals and...

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Get your Rockstar 2021 Competition Entries in!
Aug31

Get your Rockstar 2021 Competition Entries in!

With more than a week left before the competition deadline, there’s still plenty of time for you to send us your geology inspired projects. Perhaps you’ve visited the Jurassic Coastline or one of the UK’s mountains ranges, or you’ve enjoyed a trip to a museum or visitor centre and found out about an area of interest. Maybe you’ve added some interesting rocks or fossils to your collection and have found out more about them. Whatever...

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