The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

Please join the GA Zoom workshop on Geological Collections
Jun18

Please join the GA Zoom workshop on Geological Collections

Virtual Zoom Meeting Saturday June 19th 2021 from 7pm-9pm   Please join the GA Zoom workshop on Geological Collections. Presented by Dr Caroline Buttler and a team from National Museum Wales in Cardiff.   Collecting rocks and fossils often sparks an interest in geology, whether it is as a child or an adult, the questions raised about Deep-time and how things were in the past fascinate us. Geological collections are found in...

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Oliver’s Fossil Find
Jun04

Oliver’s Fossil Find

Oliver recently discovered a fossil whilst exploring the Lea Quarry on the Wenlock Edge in Shropshire, which is a popular Rockwatch fieldtrip location and sent this fabulous find in to ask for help in identifying it. We’d love to go back there again with Rockwatchers as soon as it is safe for us to do so! Already knowledgeable about the local geology of the area and keen to understand what he had found,  Oliver explained,...

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The Royal Society’s Summer Science Programme dates announced
May16

The Royal Society’s Summer Science Programme dates announced

Save the dates! The Royal Society have announced that this year’s Annual Summer Science Programme is taking place from 8-11 July 2021. As part of this there will be special school events online on 8-9 July which you need to register for in advance. Sign up to receive an email so they can contact you when the full Programme is...

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Look into the eye of a volcano
Apr09

Look into the eye of a volcano

This stunning film of the dramatic eruption of an Icelandic volcano on 21st March will be sure to thrill our Rockwatch members. Reported in the Icelandic newspaper, Morgunblaðið’s at mbl.is, photographer and entrepreneur Björn Steinbekk shares this incredible footage which was filmed by drones. With this new technology, Steinbekk was able to see right into the eye of the eruption and over the eruption fissure. Many of our...

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The Bendricks Fossilised Dinosaur Footprints in South Wales
Feb25

The Bendricks Fossilised Dinosaur Footprints in South Wales

Bendricks dinosaur trackways ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 6 Bendricks dinosaur trackways Steve Howe shares his fascinating geological insights into The Bendricks, where Lily Wilder recently hit national news with her dinosaur footprint fossil find, as featured on the BBC website. The coast between Cardiff and Barry exposes a wonderful succession of 220-200 million year old Upper Triassic rocks.  Around Penarth and...

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A Tribute to the Late Dr Matthew Parkes
Dec16

A Tribute to the Late Dr Matthew Parkes

Dr Matthew Parkes, the geological curator for the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, died suddenly this October of a heart attack. Matthew was passionate about geology, and about sharing his knowledge with museum visitors especially the younger visitors. He encouraged budding geologists of all ages to learn how to understand and identify rocks and fossils. He’s been a staunch supporter of Rockwatch as an adult member for...

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