Saturday, September 28th, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Come join us at your local parks and green spaces for our 11th annual Geoheritage Day!
**A School bus will be available to take visitors from Carleton University campus, from Parking Garage P18 to the Pinhey Sand Dunes at 10am, and will return at approximately 12:30pm (courtesy of the Biodiversity Conservancy)
Join us to learn more about 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!
For September 2019 our sites will include:.
- Champlain Bridge Stromatolites, Gatineau
- Champlain Lookout, Gatineau Park-LOCATION CANCELLED due to ongoing construction
- Place Gascon, Cantley
- W. Erskine Johnstone School/Georges Vanier Catholic School, Kanata
- Cardinal Creek Karst, Orleans
- Pinhey Sand Dunes, Nepean
- Hogs Back Park, Ottawa
- 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):