The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

Festival of Geology Online 2020

This year’s Festival of Geology – brought to you by the Geologists’ Association – took place from the 7th and 8th November, 10.30am – 5pm.

Totally FREE, Totally FUN, Totally ONLINE!


DISCOVER the Discovery Room – surprises for all ages

SIT IN on realtime experiments with the GeoBus UCL live video link

TAKE UP the Rockwatch Challenge

SEE the 2020 Rockstar Competition winning entries

VISIT virtual stalls and displays from all over the UK

SHOP for gems, rocks and fossils

ATTEND Geological Lectures by science exports

GO ON  a virtual field trip anywhere in the country!


Discovery Room

Virtual Festival of Geology 2020

Saturday 7th November Activities

An exciting virtual Discovery Room featuring recordings of the live workshops that took place (coming soon), experiments, downloads and the Rockwatch Passport Challenge!

Discover cutting edge Earth Science by watching the talks held throughout the day.

Uncover hidden gems in the vendors’ and traders’ stalls.

Explore the exhibits and festival activities from societies, universities and museums from all across the UK.



GeoBus Earthquake Building Challenge Live

Dr Amy Adams

Dr Amy Adams


11am Saturday 7 November 2020

Dr Amy Edgington with the GeoBus was live on Zoom to discover what earthquakes can teach us about the Earth and how to create your own shake-proof building! For this live workshop you will need: Pens, scissors, a cardboard box, sticky tape, spaghetti and marshmallows! This workshop took place in the Rockwatch Discovery Room at the virtual Festival of Geology at



Dr Liam Herringshaw

Dr Liam Herringshaw

Chalking with Dinosaurs Live on Zoom!


2pm, Saturday 7 November 2020

In a live “Chalking With Dinosaurs” event, palaeontologist Dr Liam Herringshaw of Hidden Horizons and the Yorkshire Fossil Festival explained how we try to make sense of fossil footprints, and how you can make your own dinosaur trackways in the comfort of your own home!

A Zoom link was sent ahead of time and you can watch again (coming soon) in the Discovery Room at

Chalking with Dinosaurs

Chalking with Dinosaurs

Sunday 8th Activities

Come along to a real festival Field Trip or enjoy a virtual field trip from the comfort of your sofa.

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Are you Ready for the Rockwatch Passport Challenge?

Download the Rockwatch Passport Challenge BookVirtual Challenge Badge

Or complete the form online

Step 1: You will be able to find questions all across the virtual Festival of Geology website. Find and answer ten questions, making sure to record your answers in this passport.

Step 2: Simply take a picture of your completed passport and email it to

Step 3: We will get in touch to confirm your entry and send you a certificate!