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  July 12: Stones and Beer bike tour

 16h - 20h30

Now a family-friendly bike trip exploring the fossils and rocks, architecture, and secret spots in Montreal's building stones. Includes the popular booklet What Building Stones Tell, a tasting of five microbrews (or juice) at McAuslan's Terrace , fresh market bread, fruit, and cheese.

Meet: Front steps Redpath Museum.  Rain or shine.
Price:  $25 adults, $15 seniors/students, $7 child 12 years and over.

Cyclists only, reservation necessary. Please call 514-398-4094.


  August 9 août: Pour le mois d'archeologie
  14h - 15h30: Hands-on Archaeology Dig 

  IMAGE: Poshuouinge pot sherds, Pueblo ruins, south of Abiquiu, New Mexico. From Wikipedia Commons.

 Immerse yourself in a hands-on, interactive archaeological dig led by Michelle Della Corte (Concordia University, Classics and Archeology), recently returned from a dig in Argilos, Greece. Michelle majors in Classical Civilization (in which Archaeology is a huge component) and Anthropology.  Participants will learn about archeological tools, methods and the techniques used to uncover the artifacts from the past. They will go to an outdoor simulated archaeological site near the Museum to uncover buried artifacts—recording and cataloging each as it is uncovered. Once the artifacts are uncovered, they wil return to the Museum to pieces together and identify their finds.
For all ages. Bilingual.

Cost: $8/ child, all other family members FREE. Rain or shine.  In English.
Reserve in advance: 514-398-4094.


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May 24 mai: Montreal Museums Day (3978 PEOPLE attended)
10h - 16h
Outdoor activity / Activité à l’extérieur: Faites un moulage de fossile en plâtre / Make your own fossil replica AND Solar viewing / Observation du soleil.

Dans le Musée / In the Museum (11h, 12h & 13h, Galerie Dawson Gallery): Les dinosaures du Canada / Dinosaurs of Canada avec / with La Société de Paléontologie du Québec. The event will have an exhibit highlighting a few campaigns organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, including the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (2011-2020), the International Day for Biodiversity, the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (a Protocol aiming to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have negative effects on biological diversity) and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (a Protocol aiming at sharing the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources in a fair and equitable way). More information can be found at www.cbd.int and https://www.cbd.int/idb/2015/ ///// L’événement mettra en vedette quelques initiatives du Secrétariat de la Convention sur la diversité biologique (siégeant à Montréal), incluant la Décennie des Nations Unies pour la biodiversité (2011-2020), la Journée internationale de la biodiversité, le Protocole de Cartagena sur la biosécurité (un accord international dont le but est de garantir la sécurité de la manipulation, du transport et de l'utilisation des organismes vivants modifiés (OVM) issus des biotechnologies modernes qui peuvent avoir des effets nocifs sur la diversité biologique) ainsi que le Protocole de Nagoya sur l'accès et le partage des avantages (un accord international visant à partager les avantages découlant de l'utilisation des ressources génétiques d'une manière juste et equitable). Pour plus d’informations, consultez www.cbd.int et https://www.cbd.int/idb/2015/