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Calling all Poets!  Enter the Hugh Miller Writing Competition
Nov12

Calling all Poets! Enter the Hugh Miller Writing Competition

The Hugh Miller Writing competition is named after one of Scotland’s most endearing geologists.  He was one of Scotland’s greatest nature writers and the competition aims to honour Hugh Miller’s legacy by inspiring new, original prose and poetry on the theme of Scotland’s geoheritage.    Young people under 25 are being encouraged to enter – so Rockwatcher’s, here you go!  We all know how talented...

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Still places on Fieldtrips in the coming weeks!  Join us!
Jun11

Still places on Fieldtrips in the coming weeks! Join us!

We still have some places on the fantastic fieldtrips that are coming up in July. Why not join us for fossil hunting along the Yorkshire Coast,  on the coast of Scotland near Fife or come along and explore the Jurassic coast in Dorset? All amazing adventures for all the family! Just go to the Events pages to book.

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Plumbing the Depths of the Kimmeridge Clay Lecture
Apr03

Plumbing the Depths of the Kimmeridge Clay Lecture

Rockwatchers may be interested to go to a talk on Plumming the Depths of the Kimmeridge Clay. It’s part of the Keith Palmer Lecture Series & PESGB Stoneley Lecture Series. The talk will be given by Dr Steve Etches MBE & Professor Alice Roberts. Find out more on the Lapworth Museum website or download the event flyer. When: 15 May 2019 — 18:00pm Venue: Wodensborough Ormiston Academy, Hydes Road,...

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Rockwatch with the Ichthyosaurs in Somerset
Feb20

Rockwatch with the Ichthyosaurs in Somerset

A great time was had by all! Rockwatchers were introduced to the Ichthyosaur fossils at the Alfred Gillet Museum in Street, Somerset. Experts took them on a private tour to see some of the best Ichthyosaur fossils in the country!

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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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Vital for fossil hunters!  New NHM Fossil Explorer app.
Jun01

Vital for fossil hunters! New NHM Fossil Explorer app.

The Natural History Museum has just released a new version of their Fossil Explorer app. So, now that the sunny weather is here, it’s time to go on a fossil hunt. Then you can get on the app and see what you’ve found.  It’s a field guide to common fossils in Britain. And when you’ve discovered what it is you’ve found don’t forget to let us at Rockwatch know. Just go to the NHM website to download...

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