Earth Science for Society



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Who We Are

The Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG) Foundation is excited to be organizing the Earth Science for Society (ESfS) exhibition 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 18-20, 2018

Sunday, March 18: 11:30 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, March 19: 8:45 am to 2:45pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, March 20: 8:45 am to 2:45 pm

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 18, 2018:

Program information

1:00 – 1:20 pm – Dr. Ross Lockwood

2:00 – 2:20 pm – Dr. Jon Noad

3:00 – 3:20 pm – Dr. Ross Lockwood

4:00 – 4:20 pm – Dr. Jon Noad

SPEAKER: Dr. Ross Lockwood
PhD Condensed Matter Physics, Course Developer
Topic: Everyday Astronaut

SPEAKER: Dr. Jon Noad
President, Sedimental Services
Topic: How and Where to Find Fossils in Alberta

Geo-Theatre Talks

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