The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

GeoLab: Sussex Rocks – Saturday 14 October
Oct08

GeoLab: Sussex Rocks – Saturday 14 October

Calling all over 16s! The Brighton and Hove Geological Society invites all older Rockwatchers/student/adults to a day long exploration of rocks, minerals and fossils.  Aimed at the absolute beginner, Sussex Rocks! is part of the UK Earth Science Week 2017.  Meet local experts and get hands-on with specimens from the collection of the Booth Museum of Natural History.  By the end of the day you will be a geologist – almost! Cost: ...

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Festival of Geology on 4th November
Sep28

Festival of Geology on 4th November

A great geological day out for all the family at the Festival of Geology at UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT Activities, displays, demonstrations, walks and talks – and entrance is free! Something for everyone. Just turn up. Open from 10.30 till 4.30 See you there

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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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Chinese Dinosaurs at Batman’s House!
Aug29

Chinese Dinosaurs at Batman’s House!

A wonderful day at Wollaton Hall with Adam Stuart Smith showing Rockwatchers round the Chinese Dinosaur Exhibition he’d brought over from China.  Stunning fossils but the first surprise was that the location for the exhibition was where Clark Kent had lived in the Batman...

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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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Don’t miss the Rockwatch Fieldtrip to Bracklesham on July 22
May18

Don’t miss the Rockwatch Fieldtrip to Bracklesham on July 22

Rockwatchers had such a great day fossil collecting in Bracklesham a few weks ago.  Wonderful fossils were found as you can see! And now you can have another opportunity to go there on July 22nd.  Hopefully you’ll need to bring sun screen! A great day out for the family!

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