The UK's Nationwide Geology Club for Children

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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Bone Cancer Diagnosed in Dinosaur
Aug11

Bone Cancer Diagnosed in Dinosaur

Rockwatchers interested in the fields of geology and medicine may be intrigued to read a post written by Gretchen Vogel of Science magazine that reports on some fascinating findings recently published in The Lancet Oncology confirming a bone cancer diagnosis in a dinosaur. The dinosaur bone belonged to a Centrosaurus, which was a horned, plant-eating dinosaur. This particular dinosaur, discovered in Alberta in Canada, lived...

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Rockstar Competiton!
Jun23

Rockstar Competiton!

A perfect time to work on your entry to our Rockstar Competition!  This is a past entry to inspire you – a wood ammonite! Your entry can be anything to do with geology  – rocks, fossils or minerals.  How about a dinosaur picture, a record of your past fossil finds, a story, a film, a snakes and ladders game with dinosaurs and sink holes!  Whatever you like, but it needs geological content that is accurate.  The judges will...

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Geo-Craft Day and Tours at the Natural History Museum – Tuesday 18 February – 2020
Feb04

Geo-Craft Day and Tours at the Natural History Museum – Tuesday 18 February – 2020

Family craft fun!  Rockwatch is having a Geo-Craft Day in the British Geological Survey  shop on the ground floor of the Natural History Museum, London. Come along and make a plaster of Paris trilobite, handle fossils and bring your own to be identified.  Museum experts will then take you on a tour of the Earth Galleries, and tell you the facts and stories behind the exhibits.  We will be making things from 10.00 when the museum opens...

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Dinosaur Competition Time!
Jan21

Dinosaur Competition Time!

Trilobites, Dinosaurs and Mammoths!   Enter our competition to win a copy of James McKay’s book ‘Trilobites, Dinosaurs and Mammoths’ which charts the extraordinary prehistory of the British Isles.  The story is told in 44 paintings, each a snapshot of a specific geological period with maps and explanations. All you have to win one of these two prizes is send us a dinosaur!  Draw, crayon or paint us a dinosaur picture...

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