Explore Geoheritage Day

Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Come join at us your local parks and green spaces during National Science and Technology Week for our 6th Annual Geoheritage Day! You will have a chance to learn how geological processes have shaped the regional landscape, given us a glimpse into past environments and life forms and provided resources for our use. Volunteers from Carleton University’s Department of Earth Sciences and the Ottawa Gatineau Geoheritage Project will be on hand to explain what there is to see and how each site fits into the local geological history. We will have some new things to explore this year, so come out and spend the day with some remarkable rocks, minerals and fossils!

Sites this year include:

  • Champlain Lookout, Gatineau Park
  • Champlain Bridge Stromatolites, Gatineau
  • Hogs Back Park, Ottawa
  • South March Highlands, Kanata - begins at 12 noon* 
  • Cardinal Creek Karst, Orleans
  • Pinhey Sand Dunes, Nepean
  • Carleton University's Geoheritage Display
  • Carleton University Earth Sciences Sample Preparation Laboratory – visitors are welcome to bring a rock to cut, and get help to identify it.

You will find more information about this year’s event below:

NRCan’s Science Funfest from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Booth Street complex on Sunday, October 19th.

Find out more at National Science and Technology Week.