Ottawa-Gatineau Geology Resources
Poster and activities that explain the landscapes, as well as the earth, water and other natural resources of the Ottawa-Gatineau region.
An active outreach program offering earth science educational resources to students, teachers and the general public.
Information about courses offered and research programs.
Related Local Groups
A local conservation project of this organization nicely demonstrates the overlap between biodiversity and geodiversity.
Protection of this site is gaining considerable support from the local Cardinal Creek Community Association.
National Groups and Resources
National association that promotes earth science education and outreach to increase public awareness. Membership is free: send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Join CGEN” in subject line.
Searchable database of stunning images of Canada’s landscape with descriptive captions. Just select "Canadian Landscapes" from the Collections list, then click "Search".
Information on exhibits, collections (including an online database), and research in the earth (and biological) sciences of local, national, and international interest.
Earth science careers information and more.
National teacher workshop program. Click on “Resources” for two manuals of activities.
Downloadable fact sheets about many mineral and energy topics.
Geoscience information, maps, images, and access to expertise within the Earth Sciences Sector of Natural Resources Canada.
The Global Network of National Geoparks, supported by UNESCO, provides a platform of active cooperation between experts and practitioners in geological heritage. Under the umbrella of UNESCO, and through exchange between the global network partners, important national geological sites gain worldwide recognition and profit through the exchange of knowledge, expertise, experience and staff with other Geoparks.
GeoVistas are downloadable brochures that explain iconic views in Canadian parks. They are site-specific vignettes that combine engaging descriptions of geological features in the landscape with information on how they have influenced climate, ecology and culture. Precise GPS coordinates allow you to reach these accessible sites.
Workshops for teachers and earth science educational resources. Part of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada.
Online archive of a Canadian newsletter for earth sciences.
Paleontology resources, including links to other sources of information.
Earth Links is a collection of online resources selected by the members of CGEN. CGEN (The Canadian Geoscience Education Network) is a national network of Canadian educators and professionals interested in promoting awareness of the Earth Sciences.
The main goal of Paleourbana is to provide a global database of urban fossil sites for fossil lovers all over the world.
An introduction to the basics of geology, by American science writer Andrew Alden.