Thursday, 13 August 2009

Rock & Fossil Event - 31st August

On Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August, between 10am and 4pm, the annual 'Rock & Fossil' event will take place on the Bristol & Bath Railway Path at Saltford near Bristol. This popular day provides an opportunity for the public to talk to experts about local rocks, fossils and minerals and to bring along some of their own examples to have them identified. Members of the Bristol Naturalist's Society will also be present to answer your queries about local natural history.
Simon Carpenter, the event organiser, says "This popular event returns for the ninth year with something of interest for all ages. There will be displays of local fossils and minerals, a geological quiz for adults and free fossil samples for children to take away. There is also a serious message - that many of our quarries and rock exposures are disappearing. At the end of the day it is all about popularising and protecting our geological heritage".
The Bristol Naturalists' Society, the West of England Geologists' Association, the Avon RIGS Group and Bath Geological Society will all be represented at the event. So don't miss out - make a date in your diary now!"
The free event will run from 10am to 4pm on Monday 31 August 2009 on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path near Saltford. The event (Grid Ref: ST 686679) is located approximately 200 yards north west of the Bird in Hand Public House at Saltford (on the stretch of the Railway Path between Saltford and Bitton). Access to the Railway Path and the event can be made via the Bird in Hand PH car park or from Avon Lane, Saltford.
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