Geology Rocks

Travel back in time at College Lake and discover the hidden secrets of the past. Find out how chalk and fossils were formed, and learn about the amazing discoveries that were uncovered at our beautiful reserve, back when it used to be a chalk quarry.
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A fabulous fossil investigation map. Photographer: Catherine (BBOWT)

A fabulous fossil investigation map. Photographer: Catherine (BBOWT)

What will you uncover during paleontologist training? Catherine (BBOWT) photographer Laura Bullenthorpe

What will you uncover during paleontologist training?

Waterside School investigate the fossil trenches! Catherine (BBOWT) photographer Laura Bullenthorpe

Waterside School investigate the fossil trenches!

We follow a treasure map, find time capsules, and make our own time line. Catherine (BBOWT) Photpgrapher: Claire

We follow a treasure map, find time capsules, and make our own time line. Catherine (BBOWT) Photpgrapher: Claire

Could this fossil be from the Cretaceous or Pleistocene times? Both are very significant time periods for College Lake.  Catherine (BBOWT) Photographer: Claire

Could this fossil be from the Cretaceous or Pleistocene times? Both are very significant time periods for College Lake.

Looking closely for clues, then using ID charts to find out what the fossil could be. Catherine (BBOWT) Photographer: Claire

Looking closely for clues, then using ID charts to find out what the fossil could be.

We use brushes to carefully move the same- mustn't damage the fossils! Catherine (BBOWT) Photographer: Claire

We use brushes to carefully move the same- mustn't damage the fossils!

Fossils just like these were discovered here at College Lake. Catherine (BBOWT)

Fossils just like these were discovered here at College Lake.

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