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Exploring Carboniferous Limestone: Join Our Rockwatch Field Trip!

Somerset Earth Science Centre

Somerset Earth Science Centre

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 Somerset Earth Science Centre, nestled in the heart of the stunning Mendip landscape. Here’s a glimpse of what awaits you:

  • Investigating Carboniferous Geology: Uncover the fascinating geological history of the area and its unique legacy of mining.
  • Exclusive Insight: Rockwatchers will enjoy a special tour of the Centre’s fabulous collection of fossils and minerals, gaining insights and knowledge directly from experts.
  • Fossil Hunting: Explore the renowned Writhlington fossil site, a specially preserved area perfect for budding paleontologists to discover hidden treasures.

Important Details

Age Limit: Suitable for over 7s.
Price: £5 per family.
Booking Policy: Unfortunately, refunds cannot be provided for last-minute bookings, in adherence to the Earth Science Centre’s policy.

Booking Information

The final date for booking is August 8, 2024. Due to the popularity of this trip in the past, we recommend booking early to secure your spot.

Safety First

  • Limited Spaces: As safety is our priority, spaces for this event is limited. Please reserve your spot in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Dress Appropriately: Prepare for outdoor exploration and ensure all children are accompanied by an adult. Don’t forget to bring your own hard hats for added safety.
  • Waiting List: If an event appears full, don’t hesitate to contact Rockwatch. We’ll endeavor to accommodate you or add you to the waiting list for cancellations.

Don’t Miss Out!

This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the geological wonders of the Mendip Hills. Reserve your place now and get ready for an adventure like no other!

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Author: Helen Connolly

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