Field Trip to Bon Echo Provincial Park
Graduate Students
September 27th-29th, 2013


Fernleigh, a stop on the field trip In association with the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre (OCGC), the Carleton Graduate Students in Earth Sciences Society (GRAESSOC) held their 2nd annual "Grenville at a Glance" field trip to study and observe the geology of the amazing Grenville Province. Carleton Alumnus Seamus Magnus, now of the Ontario Geological Survey, traveled from Sudbury to lead the trip to multiple stops. These included stops that looked at structural geology, metavolcanic rocks, metasediments, gabbroic rocks, granitoid rocks, skarns and paleozoic rocks.

This year's group of 22 students camped at Bon Echo Provincial Park. The group left camp around 9 a.m. daily to observe the expansive geology of the Grenville Province. We saw amazingly preserved pillow basalts, beautiful schists of various metamorphic grade, granitic and mafic intrusions, contacts between rock units and sedimentary structures such as cross-bedding and burrows. The group returned to camp by 6 p.m. to enjoy the rest of the evening relaxing by the camp fire.  

This trip is a fantastic opportunity for graduate students new to Ottawa to learn and experience the geology of the Grenville Province alongside some of our more senior students. It also is a great way for Ottawa U and Carleton students to strengthen ties, build camaraderie and learn from one another while studying geology in a fun and exciting manner!

Please find attached this year's field guide. 

Working in groups