Explore Geoheritage Day
Sunday, October 16, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Come join us at your local parks and green spaces for our 8th annual Geoheritage Day!
You will have the 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.
Come out and spend the day with some remarkable rocks, minerals and fossils!
These are the sites we are hosting this year:
- Champlain Bridge Stromatolites, Gatineau
- Champlain Lookout, Gatineau Park
- Hogs Back Park, Ottawa
- South March Highlands Hike, Kanata (Start at 10:30 a.m.)
- Cardinal Creek Karst, Orleans
- Mer Bleue Bog, Orleans
- Pinhey Sand Dunes, Nepean
- The Haycock Iron Mine, Cantley, Quebec
- Carleton University Earth Sciences Sample Preparation Laboratory – visitors are welcome to bring a rock to cut, and get help to identify it.
For more information about this year’s locations, descriptions and directions, please see below
(information is provided in English and French):
Pamphlet for 2016
Map for 2016
Printable Site Information for 2016
Thank you to all of our partners and volunteers!