Citizen science - get involved!

There are many ways to develop your interest in geology and palaeontology in your neighbourhood, and in the process you could help conserve Britain’s fantastic and diverse geological heritage.

You don’t need to be an expert to join in. Many organisations lay on events for all ages and levels of expertise, including guided walks, talks and activity days.

Follow the links below to discover more about how you could get involved.

British and Irish societies

There is a list of local and national organisations on Nature Groups Near You that are involved with learning about geology and palaeontology.

Search for nature groups near you

Geological organisations involved with learning about local geology and natural history are also listed on the Geologists' Association website.

List of local Geologists' Association groups

Rockwatch is a nationwide club for young people interested in rocks, fossils, minerals and landscape.

Other useful websites and places to visit

Further information about the biology and geology of local areas in the UK can be found by searching the web for environmental records centres.

There are also a number of natural history centres around the UK which can provide introductions to the local environment.