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6th Annual Geoheritage Day
Saturday, October 18
Come join at us your local parks and green spaces during National Science and Technology Week for our 6th Annual Geoheritage Day! Volunteers from Carleton University's Department of Earth Sciences and the Ottawa Gatineau Geoheritage Project will be on hand at local sites to explain what there is to see and how each site fits into the local geological history. You will have a chance to learn how geological processes have shaped the regional landscape, given us a glimpse into past environments and life forms, and provided resources for our use. There will be some new sites to explore this year, so come out and spend the day with some remarkable rocks, minerals and fossils!
Sites we hope to host include:
GEOHERITAGE BUS TOUR FROM PERTH TO MURPHY'S POINT
Saturday, October 25 10 am to 4 pm
Pre-registration required by October 17. Hosted by the Friends of Murphy's Point Park and open to the public via pre-registration. For further information, please click here.
Birds and Windows Project
The University of Alberta has developed the Birds and Windows Project to study bird window collisions at your home. We encourage everyone - whether you've had a bird collision or not - to take a look at our website and participate in the study.
What is the issue?
As a citizen scientist you can help!
The project consists of a brief survey (10 minutes) on the characteristics of your home and any previous history of bird window collisions. After this is completed you are encouraged to actively participate in the study for an extended period by completing daily perimeter searches around your home. Each time you complete a perimeter search we'd like you to enter your observation into our online calendar (which the survey will link you to once you've completed the first stage). If daily searches do not fit you lifestyle we still encourage you to participate. As well, there is no limit to how long you can participate.
Thank you for helping us make our homes a healthy habitat for us and all our neighbours!