The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

Want to be a Rockstar 2021?
Aug17

Want to be a Rockstar 2021?

Looking for a fun activity to fill the holidays? Why not take part in this year’s Rockstars Competition – you might just become one of our Rockstars of 2021! If you’ve had the opportunity to visit the seaside or other parts of the countryside since you broke up from school you may well have been inspired by the geology around you. Or, perhaps you’ve lost yourself in a good book, a museum collection or film learning more about a...

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Issue 88 of the Rockwatch Magazine: published August 2021
Aug15

Issue 88 of the Rockwatch Magazine: published August 2021

Issue 88 Contents List: published Aug 2021 CAPTURING GEOLOGY IN PHOTOS ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 HOW TO TAKE BETTER GEOLOGICAL PHOTOS CAPTURING GEOLOGY IN PHOTOS Tips on getting the best images FOSSILS IN HERALDRY Fossils embedded in public life VOLCANO TRAVELLER An adventure through the Americas JURASSIC DISCOVERIES Magic moments of fossil hunting ALL ABOUT GEODES What they are, what’s inside them ON TOR Geology...

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Aria’s Litter Picking Leads to First Fossil Find and now she’s Hooked
Aug11

Aria’s Litter Picking Leads to First Fossil Find and now she’s Hooked

Getting the fossil hunting bug can happen quite by chance as Aria discovered. Earlier this year, Aria was out being a litter picking hero in her local community of Haddenham in Buckinghamshire when she came across a fossil. Being curious about her first fossil find, Aria got in touch with Rockwatch to find out more about it and we’re thrilled that this led to her joining Rockwatch and exploring her newfound interest in geology...

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Live preparation of a probable new species of Ichthyosaur
Jun29

Live preparation of a probable new species of Ichthyosaur

    Dr Steve Etches, a familiar figure for Rockwatchers visiting Dorset or attending our residential fieldtrip, will be preparing a rare Ichthyosaur in his glass walled workshop at his museum.  Visitors will be able to go along and watch him working on the fossil and also watch him from above via the live feed on a large television screen.  It’s a rare chance to witness live the painstaking preparation of...

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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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Please join the GA Zoom workshop on Geological Collections
May18

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 many of our...

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