The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

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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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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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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Last Chance to see the Chinese Dinosaurs!
Aug29

Last Chance to see the Chinese Dinosaurs!

Exhibition finishes this weekend! Go along to see this marvellous display if you can. Rockwatch had 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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Holidays nearly over but still time to enter our Rockstar Competition!
Jul03

Holidays nearly over but still time to enter our Rockstar Competition!

Just a few more weeks to go but you still have lots of time to get creative and enter our Rockstar Competition! Every year we run a competition for Rockwatchers to encourage you to hone your skills and interests in geology by sending us something geological. For the under 16’s we invite entrants to submit a geological creation of their choosing. This might be an animation, a piece of artwork, a model, a story or a geological...

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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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