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Book the Annual Residential Fieldtrip and Get First Year of Rockwatch Membership for Free!
May06

Book the Annual Residential Fieldtrip and Get First Year of Rockwatch Membership for Free!

Over time our residential fieldtrip to Dorset has become something of an annual pilgrimage for Rockwatchers. It’s a time when members come together with the Rockwatch Team and fellow experts and have a full daily programme in the summer exploring some of the most precious geological sites that Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline has to offer and a number of fun evening activities. These are not just any old geological  sites, but...

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Rockstar Competion time!
Apr22

Rockstar Competion time!

Prizes galore! The Rockstar Competition 2018 is now open and entries are being worked on! You will have received an entry form with the last magazine, but if you’ve lost it you can download one or email us to get another at hello@rockwatch.org.uk The prizes are great and you can enter with anything geological – be as imaginative and as accurate as you can. A crossword, a sewing project, a sculpture, an expedition...

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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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Jurassic fossil hunt in Dorset – Saturday 24 March 2018
Jan17

Jurassic fossil hunt in Dorset – Saturday 24 March 2018

Don’t miss a great opportunity to hunt for Jurassic fossils with Bob Chandler, an expert on the geology of the Dorset area with Rockwatch on Saturday March 24 from 10.30am-3.30pm. Find out more and book a place!

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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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