The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

My friend discovered a dinosaur & now it’s named after him!
Sep14

My friend discovered a dinosaur & now it’s named after him!

Discovering a dinosaur must be every fossil-hunter’s dream, right? It’s a dream that motivates many young geologists to pursue a career in palaeontology, the study of dinosaurs. We’re excited to announce Week 7 of our Dig Deeper series as the first of our planned Geological Tales, capturing the story-telling behind many geological discoveries. In this presentation, fossil expert and Rockwatch supporter, Robert Chandler, charms us with...

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Coastal Protection at Swanage
Sep07

Coastal Protection at Swanage

Week 6 of our Dig Deeper series is the third in the series by geology expert, Alan Holiday on the topic of coastal defences, with its focus on Coastal Protection at Swanage. Situated to the East of Purbeck and South of Poole and therefore part of England’s beautiful Jurassic Coastline, Swanage Bay tells its own geological story with its characteristic chalk and limestone rock types along with sandstone and clay. Alan shows how the...

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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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Be inspired to become a 2020 Rockstar!
Aug18

Be inspired to become a 2020 Rockstar!

Previous Rockstar Entries and-inside-the-decorated-box ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 29 Jurassic Box There’s still plenty of time to get creative and send us your entry for this year’s Rockstars and Rockwriter Competition.  Have a look at previous entries in the gallery photos above to help get those creative juices flowing and inspire you to become one of this year’s Rockstars! There are different age...

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