For a hands-on practical experience of a more ancient kind, on the final weekend of half term, Geoconservation Kent is running a fascinating Fossilling day.

  • 20 Feb 2016
  • 10am - 4pm
  • Deal

Fossiling Day

For a hands-on practical experience of a more ancient kind, on the final weekend of half term, Geoconservation Kent is running a fascinating Fossilling day.

Visitors will search for and select rocks likely to contain fossil material from the Kent Carboniferous Coal Measures and expose them for examination and collection.

Tools, safety equipment and instruction will be provided.

It will be rough and rocky, expect to get dirty!

Children must be accompanied by an adult and adequate footwear and weather appropriate clothing is required.

There is a small charge of £2 per person.

Visit www.betteshangercountrypark.co.uk for more information on all February half term or call 07824 569181 to book the Cycle Club or Winter Cycling Lessons.

About Betteshanger Sustainable Parks:

  • Betteshanger Sustainable Parks is part of the Hadlow Group, which includes Hadlow College, a premier UK land-based college, ranked Ofsted Outstanding.
  • The £30 million Betteshanger Sustainable Parks scheme, near Deal, Kent, will drive regeneration of the site and the area, combining sustainable business and commerce, education, sustainable energy and tourism.
  • The site, located on the site of the former Betteshanger colliery, has stood derelict since 1989. The overall project will see the 121-hectare site transformed into Betteshanger Country Park and Kent Mining Museum, located on the former spoil heap, and Betteshanger Enterprise Park, on the site of the former pithead.
  • Betteshanger Country Park, until recently known as Fowlmead Country Park, is operated as part of the Betteshanger Sustainable Parks scheme and is integral to the regeneration of the former mining community in East Kent. Facilities include a 3.5km road cycling track, 10km of mountain bike trails, leisure paths and established woodlands, wetlands and reed beds full of wildlife.

 

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