The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

Join us at the Festival of Geology on November 4th!
Oct08

Join us at the Festival of Geology on November 4th!

Come along to the Festival of Geology at University College London on November 4th for a day of activities, displays, talks and geological fun. There are lots of children’s activities including fossil microscopic workshops! The day runs from 10.30 till 4.30 and entrance is free! And there are things going on to interest every age. Displays by geological groups from all over the country, a photographic competition and talks by...

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GeoLab: Sussex Rocks – Saturday 14 October
Oct08

GeoLab: Sussex Rocks – Saturday 14 October

Calling all over 16s! The Brighton and Hove Geological Society invites all older Rockwatchers/student/adults to a day long exploration of rocks, minerals and fossils.  Aimed at the absolute beginner, Sussex Rocks! is part of the UK Earth Science Week 2017.  Meet local experts and get hands-on with specimens from the collection of the Booth Museum of Natural History.  By the end of the day you will be a geologist – almost! Cost: ...

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Sidmouth Science Festival – Sat 14 October 2017
Oct04

Sidmouth Science Festival – Sat 14 October 2017

Geo fun for all the family at the Sidmouth Science Festival.  Predict the eruption of Sidmouth volcano, make your own fossils, hands-on activities, geo talks through out the day and lots of fascinating local geology. 11.00 till 5.00 in the Masonic Hall, High Street, Sidmouth EX10 8EF Free event.  No need to book.  Great day out for all ages.  Just go along and have fun!

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Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor – More reading for you!
Sep28

Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor – More reading for you!

For plate tectonics and the ocean floor, there’s lots of fascinating detail online. Try some of these start words; oceanic crust, oceanic trench, lithosphere, Moho, Glomar Challenger, joidesresolution, black smokers, Alfred Wegener, magnetic stripes. These sites will lead you onto lots of other locations – happy exploring. Also online, Metageologist provides lots of reading about metamorphic rocks and connected topics. If...

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Chinese Dinosaurs at Batman’s House!
Aug29

Chinese Dinosaurs at Batman’s House!

A wonderful day at Wollaton Hall with Adam Stuart Smith showing Rockwatchers round the Chinese Dinosaur Exhibition he’d brought over from China.  Stunning fossils but the first surprise was that the location for the exhibition was where Clark Kent had lived in the Batman...

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Great fieldtrip to South Wales
Jun27

Great fieldtrip to South Wales

Wonderful weekend fieldtrip to South Wales – and the sun shone! Meilyr found a great dinosaur footprint!  A hand is a useful scale. Make sure you don’t miss out on future adventures – the new Rockwatch Events Leaflet is being worked on at the moment and will be landing on your door mat in about 10 days time.  Make sure you book quickly so that you don’t miss out on a trip you might like to go on!...

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