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Book now!  Dorset Residential Fieldtrip – 30 July to 3 August 2018
Apr23

Book now! Dorset Residential Fieldtrip – 30 July to 3 August 2018

A wonderful week of geology on the stunning Dorset Jurassic Coast. Beach hunts. Quarry forages. Star gazing. Perfect for families and children over 7. Staying at the Leeson House Study Centre near Swanage. Prices for the week – including all meals and transport during the visit (you will even be met at Wareham station if you come by train!): Adults (over 18s) £320 First child £225 Second child £145 Fabulous opportunity to...

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Rockstar Competion time!
Apr22

Rockstar Competion time!

Prizes galore! The Rockstar Competition 2018 is now open and entries are being worked on! You will have received an entry form with the last magazine, but if you’ve lost it you can download one or email us to get another. hello@rockwatch.org.uk The prizes are great and you can enter with anything geological – be as imaginative and as accurate as you can. A crossword, a sewing project, a sculpture, an expedition report, a...

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Pembrokeshire weekend for Rockwatchers!
Apr09

Pembrokeshire weekend for Rockwatchers!

Rockwatchers are off to explore Pembrokeshire! A great weekend fieldtrip exploring the St David’s peninsula on 14 and 15 July. Lots of geology with sedimentary and igneous rocks (Precambrian and Ordovician), quaternary landfalls and insights into climate change. A great fieldtrip but lots of walking so for over 10s only.  

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Fabulous fieldtrip to see the Ichthyosaurs in Street, Somerset
Feb20

Fabulous fieldtrip to see the Ichthyosaurs in Street, Somerset

Rockwatchers had a really fabulous time on a private tour of the Alfred Gillet Museum in Street, Somerset. The Museum houses some of the finest Ichthyosaur fossils in the country and we had the benefit of experts showing us around. Thank you to everyone involved! And if you missed the trip, look out for the next Events Leaflet coming out next month and make sure you book early.

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Rockwatch Magazine: Issue 77
Nov20

Rockwatch Magazine: Issue 77

Rockwatchers should all have the latest issue of the magazine by now – and, on the cover, is the winning entry for our Rockstar Competition 2017. Jake Perrett, age 13, made a Seismometer to detect earthquakes! Remarkable – as were lots of the other entries. Time to get thinking, but don’t panic yet – you have till September to send your entry in! Issue 77 Contents List: published November 2017 STAR PERFORMERS...

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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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