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APGO Education Foundation Launches New Flora Tab of Hamilton Area in Partnership with The Bruce Trail Conservancy on GeoscienceINFO.com

The APGO Education Foundation (“APGOEF”) in partnership with the Bruce Trail Conservancy is pleased to announce the release of a new informative tab describing common flora on the Chedoke Radial GeoHike in Hamilton (see Figure 1 for location). This feature is the first of a series of upcoming flora tabs that will highlight the main vegetation types encountered in particular ecozones along the Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail. To see the new flora tab, visit the Chedoke Radial GeoHike page.

APGO Education Foundation Launches Two New Urban GeoWalks in Kingston, Ontario Area on GeoscienceINFO.com

The APGO Education Foundation (“APGOEF”) in partnership with the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s University is pleased to announce the release of two (2) inaugural Urban GeoWalks in the Kingston area (see Figure 1). These are Fossil Park and the Kingston Waterfront Urban GeoWalks. To see these as well as all our Urban GeoWalks, visit our Urban GeoWalks website.

GeoHikes and Urban GeoWalks create some buzz at the European Geosciences Union’s annual General Assembly

Dr. Heidi Daxberger, professor at the University of Toronto, Scarborough presented an engaging poster on the use of virtual tours in geoscience education at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) annual General Assembly in Vienna, Austria on April 18, 2024. The Downtown Toronto Urban GeoWalk and the University of Toronto Campus Urban GeoWalk, both from GeoscienceINFO.com, were highlighted as successful education tools. She also discussed three future Urban GeoWalks that will be released on GeoscienceINFO.com: Mud Creek, Wilket Creek, and Humber River. Way to go Heidi!

APGO Education Foundation attends PDAC 2024
March 8, 2024

The APGO Education Foundation attended the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) annual convention from March 2-5, 2024. For the third year in a row, we were located in the South Building, on the 800 level, at the Mining Matters booth – our partners in geoscience education. We showcased our GeoHikes, Urban GeoWalks, and chatted about exciting upcoming releases that we will be delivering in 2024 with everyone who stopped by!

Cootes GeoHike released on GeoscienceINFO
November 21, 2024

Cootes GeoHike takes you on a 1.5-hour hike through Cootes Paradise, located just west of Hamilton, Ontario. Recognized as a National Historic site, Cootes GeoHike takes you through valley slopes that were scoured out by meltwaters that were released by the last glacial ice that covered the region. Get some fresh air and take the hike in person or visit from the comfort of your home or classroom.

APGO Education attends OAGEE Fall 2023 Conference
October 16, 2023

The APGO Education Foundation and geoscience education partners Mining Matters had a booth at the Ottawa Lapsmith & Mineral Club (OLMC) Gem & Mineral Show for the third year in a row in Ottawa, Ontario on September 16-17, 2023. This event was a huge success, and we had a wonderful time talking to over 600 geoscience enthusiasts at our booth! We led kids in two educational activities to promote geoscience learning. Kids aged 12 and under used paints in colours similar to those made by minerals and engaged in conversations about how minerals have been used to make pigments throughout history. Youths aged 13 and older were invited to make gemstone pendants using minerals found in Ontario. Lots of fun was had and much geology learned!

APGO Education Foundation attends the OLMC Gem & Mineral Show in Ottawa
September 18, 2023

The APGO Education Foundation and geoscience education partners Mining Matters had a booth at the Ottawa Lapsmith & Mineral Club (OLMC) Gem & Mineral Show for the third year in a row in Ottawa, Ontario on September 16-17, 2023. This event was a huge success, and we had a wonderful time talking to over 600 geoscience enthusiasts at our booth! We led kids in two educational activities to promote geoscience learning. Kids aged 12 and under used paints in colours similar to those made by minerals and engaged in conversations about how minerals have been used to make pigments throughout history. Youths aged 13 and older were invited to make gemstone pendants using minerals found in Ontario. Lots of fun was had and much geology learned!

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