The Geoheritage Park and Geological Time Trail Project is an exciting new initiative of the Department of Earth Sciences that will enhance Carleton’s outdoor campus and connect the landscape with the underlying bedrock developed over 4.6 billion years of Earth history. We plan to relocate and update the existing local geology boulder display to a site along the Rideau River, and build an associated 4.6 kilometer interpretive trail to illustrate the vast expanse of geological time. The Park and Trail will provide an interactive space for Carleton students and campus visitors to make connections between the places they walk each day and the Earth processes that have created the present day landscape and the surrounding environment. The installation will be a lasting legacy, providing opportunities for teaching and learning beyond our own university community that will enhance Earth Science literacy.
If you would like to contribute to the Geoheritage Park and Geological Time Trail Project, please go to this link