The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

Fieldtrip to the Yorkshire Coast on Saturday 20 July – 2019

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Date(s) - Saturday, 20 July 2019
10:30 - 15:30


A fabulous fieldtrip to the dramatic Yorkshire coast with a team of experts to show you the secrets of the coastline.  Fossil hunting and fact finding!

During the Pleistocene ice-ages, East Yorkshire was covered by glaciers on more than one occasion.  These thick ice bodies scraped up rock from everything over which they passed and when they melted, some 10,000 years ago, deposited everything they carried where they stopped.  We’ll be looking for interesting rocks and fossils, carried from their original location by glaciers during the last Ice Age.  Experts will be on-hand to identify your finds and give you a hint as to where they came from.  Expect many surprises with rocks and fossils of all ages imaginable!  And you should be able to reconstruct the ice sheet movements from your evidence.

This part of the coastline around Skipsea Withlow is eroding  and you’ll also be able to have a go at working out the rate of erosion.

The fieldtrip is from 10.30 – 3.30 so you’ll need a packed lunch.

You must be a Rockwatch member to go and the booking fee for this fieldtrip is £2.50 per individual.  All children attending and their accompanying adults must book places.

Rockwatch does it safely…
Due to safety requirements numbers are strictly limited for some of the events. It is essential in these cases that you reserve a place through the contact given. Leaders reserve the right not to accept members who have not booked, or who arrive inappropriately dressed. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Children must be accompanied by an adult so please buy tickets for children and accompanying adult/s.

Bookings are closed for this event.

Author: Helen Connolly

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