We are going on a very exciting field trip with two other classes at KCS (grade 1/2 and grade 2/3). We will be visiting UNB's Geology Dept. Read the description below and see why we're getting so excited for this enriching endeavour!
UNB Earth Sciences Outreach
All the faculty and many of the graduate students in the Department are involved in outreach; a program intended to increase awareness of Earth Sciences in the broader community. This program exists in collaboration with organizations such as Science East, the Atlantic Geoscience Society and professional organizations, like APEGNB (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientist NB). Outreach is aimed at schools – both teachers and students – and members of the general public and covers topics of general interest related to the Earth Sciences: climate change, environmental issues, earthquakes, natural disasters, evolution, addressed by public lectures, school presentations, or visits to the facilities here at UNB. Outreach also aims to recruit students into university Geology programs by explaining the value of an Earth Sciences education, its relevance to society at large, and the career opportunities available. Again, this is done through school visits and through workshops and seminars organized at UNB.
Activities include mineral, rock and fossil demonstrations to classes from grade 3, 4 and 5; ‘geology in society’ demonstrations for school students and the general public; public lectures on the ‘Asian Tsunami’ (also a fund raiser for disaster relief); meteorite identification sessions with the public in Fredericton (with Science East) and other centres in NB.
This is sure to be a blast! Our bus will leave KCS at 8:45 A.M. Wednesday June 6th and return back to the school by 11:45 A.M. Please send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to grant your child permission to attend this exciting event!