Location: 5 Popular Fossil Sites

Location: Main Photo Credit: Geeksyndicate.co.uk

  Location, location, location:  Where do I go to find fossils? We’ve put together this handy guide to help you choose a location.   We can’t promise you’ll find a dragon the size of a London bus of course!   But we do have a whole collection of blogs to tell you what to take etc […]

Brain Food for Exams

Brain Food

Brain food – great food, good sleep and fitness all play their part in getting the family through the marathon that is the summer exam season!   We have several blogs about family fitness and our last blog was about beating exam stress.  (We also have a popular online shop full of authentic and beautiful crystals […]

Exams? Parents’ Survival Guide

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Exams can be stressful – nothing new in that.  But how often do you read about the impact on parents?  Just in case you’re a first timer,  here’s our guide to surviving…  (Or you can just dip out and go shopping…) 1. Exams?  Be nice: Our teenagers are often much maligned – but right at […]

Fossil hunting: 8 things you need

fossil hunting with the kids

So you’ve decided to take the kids fossil hunting this weekend? It’s free and fun – you’re gonna have a great time. Here’s everything you’ll need in your fossil hunting starter kit: 1. A sharp eye If you’re a parent, we know you’ve got this in your armour – and this is the most important […]

Minerals – What are they used for?

Collector's Guide: Minerals

Many children are crazy about minerals now because of their passion for the online game, Minecraft.  But do they realise that we are absolutely surrounded by minerals in our daily lives?  Aside from forming the beautiful crystals that we marvel at, minerals are actually incredibly important to modern life.   Minerals ores are mined and used […]

Collectors Guide: Cataloging and Storing

collectors guide fossil collection

 Although this collectors guide uses the example of  fossil collecting, you may find hints and tips for other collections – or start a new passion?  Welcome in… To get straight to our study guide to cataloging, page down further, or stay with us for a chat first if you’re not in too much of a […]

Continental Drift, Paintballing, and a Mammoth?

Geology, Continental Drift, Mammoths and Paintballing

Continental drift – the connection with a mammoth you may figure out.  But paintballing?  Absolutely – check it out!  Like facts?  Then this is for you! In 1912 German Scientist Alfred Wegener proposed the idea of continental drift.   Wegener’s  Continental Drift Theory simply stated that the continents drifted around on the surface, over the […]

Geology, How it Began & Other Stories

When did Geology Begin

When did Geology Begin?   Not as silly as it sounds!  Geology can trace its origins to ancient Greek philosophers, Aristotle for example.  There is also a report on the Mount Vesuvius eruption in AD79 by Pliny the Younger.  Pliny was a lawyer and author in Ancient Rome.  This points to an early origin of the […]

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