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Events and Field Meetings Programme - 2017

Date Details
Tuesday 6th June to Saturday 10th June, . Field Trip to Wales:
The KGG and Medway Fossil and Mineral Society (MFMS) plan a joint one week Field Trip to Snowdonia in June 2017. Five full days in Snowdonia are planned with full days added to allow for travelling down on Monday and back on Sunday.
For a provisional programme click here.
Saturday 22nd July 3:00pm The Geology Of Folkestone Warren & Fossil Foray:
This short walk will provide an introduction to the local geology and the fossils that can be found and explain why the landscape around East Wear Bay looks as it does. The walk is expected to last about 1.5 hours and will be visiting the rocky beach, so sturdy footwear is required. Suggested donation of 2 appreciated. This event is suitable for ages 5 and above.
LEADER: Geoff Downer, GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists' Group for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (01304 241806). MEET: Outside Restaurant (The Pavilion), Wear Bay Road, Folkestone (TR 239 364).
DISTANCE: 1 mile (1.5 hours).
GRADE: 5 (rocky beach)
Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th August. Rock Gem and Bead Show, Kempton Park Racecourse.
Volunteers are required to help man the activity tables.
Saturday 2nd September 2:00pm The Geology Of Folkestone Warren & Fossil Foray:
Details as for visit on 22nd July above.
Sunday 10th September. Smokejacks Visit:
Sunday 17th September. Tunbridge Wells Drive / Tour, with Dr Anne Padfield:
Sunday 1st October. Folkestone Warren and Samphire Hoe: A joint trip with OUGS.
Engineering Geology walk, with Dr Anne Padfield
Visit Samphire Hoe in the morning have lunch and then on to Folkestone Warren.
We will be looking at the structural geology of the cliffs and the engineering geology, including the sea defences and construction of The Hoe. The afternoon low tide will give us a good chance to look at the construction of the sea walls and other sea defence measures at The Warren.
Sunday 15th October, 2:00pm The Geology Of Folkestone Warren & Fossil Foray:
LEADER: Phil Hadland, GeoConservation Kent and Kent Geologists' Group for White Cliffs Countryside Partnership.
Other details as for visit on 22nd July above.
Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th November. Rock Gem and Bead Show, Kempton Park Racecourse.
Volunteers are required to help man the activity tables.