A pocket full of rocks and dirt under the fingernails, that’s how my kids always look after an adventure outside. Hours can be lost examining every little pebble at the park or along the river valley. Parents, can you relate? While these silly antics can be exasperating … what if this inquisitive interest in nature held the key to our kids’ future careers?

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) aims to inspire a new generation of makers and thinkers. One of the ways they do this is by providing an annual Rock andĀ Fossil Clinic for the public. This particular event allows people of all ages to experience and explore the wonders of geoscience (that’s a fancy word for they study of Earth and what it’s made of!)

APEGA Rock and Fossil Clinic

This year, the clinic is being delivered virtually on two dates – Saturday, October 16 and Saturday, October 23. There are multiple presentation times geared to different grade levels, so be sure to check the schedule to see and register for those which work best for your family. These incredible live presentations will include hands-on activities and learning, right from the comfort of your living room! APEGA is a leader in their field and all of the teaching is professionally presented by experienced scientists and emerging students.

The clinic is free to attend and registration deadlines are on October 14 and October 21. Register for one or both days! All details and activity supply lists are sent by email prior to the event. Sign up your rock-enthused explorer, or the whole family, for a day of online learning and fun with APEGA.

APEGA Rock and Fossil Clinic:

When: Saturday, October 16, 2021 and October 23, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM MST
Where: Online
Cost: FREE
Website: www.apega.ca