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ESfS in Motion

ESfS in Motion’s travelling exhibits showcase four fun and interactive stations: the Explore Space Station, the Trilobite Fossil Station, the Rock Cycle Station and the Our Changing World Station. Visitors investigate space travel and our solar system at the Explore Space Station. The Trilobite Fossil Station allows participants to touch, identify and classify trilobite fossils. The Rock Cycle Station has sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks and mineral samples to examine. The Our Changing World Station has activities related to plate tectonics and seismic methods.

ESfS activities are free, aimed at youth, but are enjoyable and educational for all ages. Activity stations will link exciting observations from the natural world with real applications in society. The Earth Science for Society committee believes that 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The CSEG Foundation’s Earth Science for Society (ESfS) team is participating in a virtual Science Odyssey event. Science Odyssey’s Canada-wide ten day celebration of discovery and innovation that engages and inspires Canadians of all ages with activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will take place May 1 to 16, 2021.

On May 8, 2021 and in partnership with the Calgary Public Library (CPL), Earth Science for Society hosts Ocean Networks Canada’s presentation on Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV).

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) go where humans can’t! Learn about how Ocean Networks Canada uses these incredible machines for ocean exploration. Participants will leave with a DIY challenge to make their own grabbing arm at home, using anything you can find.

DATE:           Saturday May 8, 2021
TIME:           9:00 am to 10:30 am
SPEAKER:  Monika Pelz (Ocean Networks Canada)
TOPIC:         Exploring Deep Sea Technology with Ocean Networks Canada-ROV, CTD, WQM oh my!
CPL LINK TO REGISTER:
calgarylibrary.ca > programs > exploring-deep-sea-technology-with-ocean-networks-canada-rov-ctd-wqm-oh-my

This session is on the CPL Microsoft Teams platform, which allows all CPL card holders to register for virtual lectures. The target age range is grade 6 and up. Check our website and events on Facebook for up to date information. Attendees outside of Calgary can contact us on our Contact Us page and request a direct link to this event.

Thanks go to the Calgary Public Library for helping to host this great talk!

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PAST EVENTS

VIRTUAL EVENT – MARCH 2021
Earth Science for Society was proud to present the ‘Earth & Beyond’ virtual series offered on four Saturdays in March 2021.

SPEAKER: Alexandra Yep (Georgia State University)
TOPIC: Young Stars amid External Radiation and Colliding Clusters

SPEAKER: Monika Pelz (Ocean Networks Canada)
TOPIC: Ocean Observations and Deep Sea Ecosystems with Ocean Networks Canada

SPEAKER: David Terrill (University of Calgary)
TOPIC: Around the World in 800 Days: Recent Dinosaur Discoveries from Across the Globe

SPEAKER: Debarati Das (McGill University)
TOPIC: Chasing Water on Mars with Lasers

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Science Literacy Week
The CSEG Foundation’s Earth Science for Society (ESfS) team participated in Science Literacy Week activities in Calgary. Science Literacy week is a week-long celebration of science and oceans research in Canada and takes place September 16-22, 2019.

Explore Earth, our Oceans and Space! Explore rocks & minerals and Earth’s oceans, make an earthquake, identify and classify trilobite fossils, and investigate space travel.

CALGARY EVENT – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
Public event
TIME: 12:00 noon – 3:30 pm
LOCATION: Fish Creek Library, Calgary Public Library
ADDRESS: 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta

CALGARY EVENT – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
Public event
TIME: 12:00 noon – 3:30 pm
LOCATION: Nose Hill Library, Calgary Public Library
ADDRESS: 1530 Northmount Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta

ESfS in Motion Science Literacy Week events presented in partnership with:

Calgary Public Library

 

The CSEG Foundation’s Earth Science for Society (ESfS) team participated in Science Odyssey activities in Calgary and Canmore. Science Odyssey’s Canada-wide days of discovery & innovation took place May 4 to 19, 2019.

CALGARY EVENT – MAY 5 2019:
Earth Science for Society (ESfS) Science Odyssey Exhibition – Calgary, Alberta
Explore the Earth, Fossils, and Space!
Identify and classify trilobite fossils. Explore rocks and minerals or make an earthquake. Launch into space as we investigate space travel. Public event.
LOCATION: Fish Creek Library, Calgary Public Library
ADDRESS: 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary, Alberta

CANMORE EVENTS – MAY 10 and 11 2019:
Earth Science for Society (ESfS) Science Odyssey Exhibition – Canmore, Alberta
ESfS attended with the Explore Space Station and the Trilobite Fossil Station. Grade 7 schools from Canmore and Banff attended on Friday May 10 and the public attended on Saturday May 11.
LOCATION: Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre 
ADDRESS: 902B 7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta

We were hosted in Canmore by the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre in partnership with the Canadian Rockies Earth Science Resource Centre (CRESRC) and included other local exhibitors, who had their own science exhibits to engage visitors.

ESfS in Motion Science Odyssey events presented in partnership with:

 
 
 
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