Earth Science for Society



ESfS 2018 Poster

Who We Are

The Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) Foundation is excited to be organizing the Earth Science for Society (ESfS) exhibition on March 19-21, 2017 at the Big Four Building, Stampede Park. The ESfS organizing committee members are geoscience volunteers.

What We Do

This is a free, family-friendly event and you are all invited to visit our four themed pavilions including Energy for Us, Resources and You, One Dynamic Earth and Our Future! ESfS showcases hands-on, interactive exhibits demonstrating the importance of the Earth Sciences in our everyday lives. During the event, geoscience volunteers actively guide youth groups and junior high school students through the exhibits, providing opportunities to learn about Earth Sciences and about potential career opportunities.

ESfS Vision

The Earth Science for Society exhibition will inspire an understanding of Earth Science which is fundamental to public appreciation of responsible consumption, resource management, natural hazards, climate science, and environmental issues.

Knowledge of Earth Science is crucial for responsible collaboration by geoscientists, governments, and companies to find and develop resources for the products and infrastructure that we use in our daily lives.

Increased science literacy is essential for the students of today as they are the decision-makers of tomorrow and the future caretakers of the Earth.

The Purpose of the Event

  • To expose students and the public to various aspects of Earth Science in a fun, educational and interactive way.
  • To inform students about education and career options.
  • To demonstrate how Earth Science plays a critical role in our society.
  • To make the connection between responsible resource development and the things we depend on every day.

Date and Location

March 19-21, 2017

Big Four Building, Stampede Park, Calgary Alberta


Geo-Theatre & Speakers

Geo-Theatre admission is free!

The Geo-Theatre will showcase geoscience presentations. Topics will be geared to the public, especially families with students in grade 7-9. Seating is available for 200 attendees.

Sunday, March 19, 2017:

Program information

1:00 – 1:20 pm – Don Hladiuk

2:00 – 2:20 pm – Jon Dudley

3:00 – 3:20 pm – Don Hladiuk

4:00 – 4:20 pm – Jon Dudley

Geo-Theatre Talks

SPEAKER: Don Hladiuk
Retired Geologist and Life Member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
Topic: Pluto Revealed

CJSW Pluto Revealed interview – CLICK TO LISTEN


SPEAKER: Dr. Jon Dudley
Retired Geologist and Research Associate Arctic Institute of North America
Topic: Cruising the Arctic – A Voyage Through Time and Change

CJSW Cruising the Arctic interview – CLICK TO LISTEN


How to Contribute

Do you enjoy volunteering with youth? ESfS needs volunteer guides to escort junior high students throughout the exhibit. If you would like to volunteer or for more information, please contact us at

For Donations/Sponsorship please contact