Susan Kingdon working at the microscope   

 Discovering Earth Sciences
Teacher Networking and 
Sharing Day 


Wednesday, July 12th 2017
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
2120 Herzberg Laboratories   

Registration fee: $20 + HST
(Includes lunch and parking)



Register Here

This workshop has been postponed to Wednesday, July 12th

The Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University invites interested elementary and secondary school teachers to spend the day (or part of it) participating in a special customized event. We are certain that there is something for everyone. 


9 - 11:45 a.m.

Do have a rock/mineral collection gathering dust in the dark recesses of the cupboard at your school? Would you use it for teaching if you only knew more about it? Bring your mystery samples to Discovering Earth Sciences 2017, where Carleton University Earth Sciences staff and students will help you to identify, label and curate your collection so that it never gathers dust again!  Also, you will leave with some new samples to complete/augment your collection.


Table Talk 
Noon - 1:45 p.m.  

Join us for lunch and share your ideas, promising practices and ah-hah! moments teaching geoscience with fellow teachers. Provide feedback for our Outreach programs, including our new Teacher Field Course to take place in Summer of 2018! Teachers who participate in the discussions will be granted the first right of refusal to participate in the inaugural program launch in 2018.


Minds On 
2 - 3:45 p.m.  

If you are searching for ways to enrich your professional learning, stick around for a screening of Arctic Greenhouse, produced by our Carleton University researcher Dr. Claudia Schröder-Adams during her 2014 field season on Axel Heiberg and Ellesmere Islands in the high Arctic. A question and answer period will follow the viewing, as well as a discussion about possible curriculum connections. Copies will be available for teachers who remain for the viewing and discussion. And of course... we will be serving popcorn!