The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

Dig Deeper: Fossils and Geology at Coombe Quarry, Mapperton
Aug03

Dig Deeper: Fossils and Geology at Coombe Quarry, Mapperton

The first field trip from home in our Dig Deeper series comes to us thanks to geology expert and Rockwatch friend, Dr Robert Chandler. Well known for his knowledge of the West Country, Robert shares many stories about a geologically significant site called Coombe Quarry. In fact, Rockwatchers may well have met Robert on previous field trips to this very quarry! This trip takes readers right back to the Jurassic Period, though...

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Dig Deeper and explore some fascinating geological sites and topics with experts
Jul29

Dig Deeper and explore some fascinating geological sites and topics with experts

Rockwatch is thrilled to launch its new Dig Deeper series for Rockwatchers, where budding geologists will be able to explore geological sites and topics on the website thanks to our amazing team of geological experts! Renowned geologists – and regular Rockwatch ambassadors from around the UK – have rallied together during lockdown and beyond to bring you a series of field trips, essays, presentations and activities you can...

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Virtual Festival of Geology on 7 November
Jul28

Virtual Festival of Geology on 7 November

The Virtual Festival of Geology is up and running!  We now have the titles for our lectures and the speakers are experts in their fields.  You may think you’re too young to find them interesting, but you may be surprised!  The topics are fascinating – and if you aren’t interested your parents may be!  We’ve got: The Day the Dinosaurs Died by Professor Philip Manning, University of Manchester Above and Beyond:...

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Rockstar Competiton!
Jun23

Rockstar Competiton!

A perfect time to work on your entry to our Rockstar Competition!  This is a past entry to inspire you – a wood ammonite! Your entry can be anything to do with geology  – rocks, fossils or minerals.  How about a dinosaur picture, a record of your past fossil finds, a story, a film, a snakes and ladders game with dinosaurs and sink holes!  Whatever you like, but it needs geological content that is accurate.  The judges will...

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Issue 84 of the Rockwatch Magazine: published April 2020
Jun08

Issue 84 of the Rockwatch Magazine: published April 2020

Issue 84 Contents List: published April 2020 THE FIRST DINOSAUR HUNTERS ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 Victorian palaeontologists IN THE LAND OF ICE AND FIRE Seeing the geological wonders of Iceland GEOLOGY ON MY DOORSTEP Spotting the stony stories of town streets TRACING THE BIGGEST BLAST World-shaking volcanic eruptions THE FIRST DINOSAUR HUNTERS Victorian palaeontologists LIVING MY DINOSAUR DREAM Digging for remains in...

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FIELDTRIP UPDATE
Jun08

FIELDTRIP UPDATE

Rockwatch has had to cancel fieldtrips until further notice.  You can be assured that as soon as the current situation changes and it is possible to restart them we will.  We are as disappointed as you.  Sorry if you were booked onto one of the trips – they will be rescheduled.  Hope to see you all in the future on fieldtrips and at events.  And while you are having to stay at home, it’s a great opportunity to start work...

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