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 and 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!)
This year, the clinic is being delivered virtually on Saturday, October 17 from 10 am to 4 pm. You can enjoy incredible live presentations and learn through fun hands-on activities, 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 is open until October 7. The first 100 families to register will also receive the Mohs Hardness Scale Kit from Prolab Scientific Canada (a collection that retails for $40!) 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 17, 2020
Time: 10 am – 4 pm MST
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.