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Rockstar Competition Winners and Entries
Nov07

Rockstar Competition Winners and Entries

To coincide with this year’s Virtual Festival of Geology, Rockwatch is delighted to showcase a selection of this year’s Rockstars 2020 Competition Winners and Entries in this short movie. As in previous years, judges were really impressed with the very high standard of entries this year and enjoyed the broad range of imaginative, creative and comprehensive geology-related projects.  Entrants wowed us with their...

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Nothe Gardens Landslide, then and now
Oct05

Nothe Gardens Landslide, then and now

Week 10 is the final in our current Dig Deeper series where Alan Holiday shares a visually dramatic account of a major landslide that took place in the 1980s in Nothe Gardens, in Weymouth. A popular area for residents and holiday makers, Nothe Gardens is located on the southside of Weymouth Harbour along the Jurassic Coastline in Dorset. Alan shows us the huge impact the landslide had on the area, though luckily spared nearby Nothe...

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Coastal Protection at West Bay
Sep21

Coastal Protection at West Bay

In week 8 of our Dig Deeper series we return to the topic of coastal defences. This time, Alan Holiday tells us about Coastal Protection at West Bay. Found along Dorset’s impressive Jurassic Coastline just south of Bridport, West Bay is a quaint harbour resort with a fascinating geological history. Alan explains the geology of its East and West cliffs, formed from sand, clay and Forest Marble of the Lower and Middle Jurassic periods...

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Join this year’s Rockstar Royalty
Sep03

Join this year’s Rockstar Royalty

Join this year’s Rockstar Royalty and you could be crowned one of our Rockstar 2020 winners and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes! And because many schools are having a staggered return this year, we’ve extended the competition deadline to Monday 21st September – giving you more time to enter! Entries can be handmade and hand written projects like this smashing Coronation Crown featuring the Queen’s...

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Dig Deeper: Week 5 – Jurassicgirl Journeys from Spyway Barn to Dancing Ledge, Dorset
Aug31

Dig Deeper: Week 5 – Jurassicgirl Journeys from Spyway Barn to Dancing Ledge, Dorset

For week 5 of our Dig Deeper series, we’re delighted to be featuring Jurassicgirl, aka Dr Anjana Khatwa, on one of her popular vlog field trips from Spyway Barn to Dancing Ledge in Dorset. Anjana is an Earth Scientist and Rockwatch fan, known for bringing her love of rocks and fossils to the masses through her many TV and YouTube appearances, on programmes like BBC Two’s Fossil Detectives. Anjana’s accessible and entertaining style...

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Dig Deeper: Week 4 – Weymouth Bay Coastal Defences in pictures, past and present
Aug24

Dig Deeper: Week 4 – Weymouth Bay Coastal Defences in pictures, past and present

Week four of our Dig Deeper series explores the theme of coastal defences again but this time we’re in Weymouth and the story will be told through photographs. Weymouth geology expert, Alan Holiday returns to present a unique longitudinal insight into coastal erosion in the Weymouth Bay area. Alan chronicles more than a century of geological changes through photographs dating back to the early 1900’s, right up to the present day. In...

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