Carleton University presents its annual Geoheritage Day!

Come join volunteers from Carleton University’s Department of Earth Sciences and the Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project at area parks, heritage sites and green spaces to learn how geological processes have shaped the landscape and provided resources for our use.

When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Various locations across the National Capital Region
Info: Open to the general public. Details can be found at: http://www.earthsci.carleton.ca/outreach/explore-geoheritage-day.

Media are invited to attend.

This year, participants will find knowledgeable volunteers at popular sites across the National Capital Region including Champlain Lookout in Gatineau Park, the Champlain Bridge stromatolites in Gatineau, Cardinal Creek Karst in Orleans, Pinhey Sand Dunes in Nepean and Hog’s Back Park in Ottawa. The Sample Preparation Laboratory will be open to visitors who are welcome to bring a rock to cut.

For more information about locations and activities, visit http://www.earthsci.carleton.ca/outreach/explore-geoheritage-day
or contact Beth McLarty Halfkenny at 613 520-2600, ext. 8520.

2017 marks the 8th year that Carleton presents Geoheritage Day along with its partners. Volunteers from Carleton’s Earth Sciences staff and students, along with members of the Ottawa Gatineau Geoheritage Project, help visitors learn how geological processes, acting over billions of years, have shaped the local landscape, provided resources for local use and continue to influence how we live.

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Carleton University
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