Family Science Day: Virtual Field Trips Metro@Monteregie
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As part of McGill’s Bicentennial and 24h de science, explore the wonders of Earth sciences in Montreal and the surrounding areas. Metro@Monteregie presents three virtual field trips: Building stones of Montreal, Geology of Mont Royal, and Kaleidoscope of Research at Mont Saint Hilaire. Join from your desktop at home or walk-along with your mobile devices. Explore the fossils in the downtown buildings, look out for magnetic rocks on Mont Royal or get a glimpse of the diverse research projects at the Gault Nature Reserve. Discover new geological wonders with these virtual field trips presented by the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill and Polytechnique Montreal. Available in English and French. Visit the website to take the tours!
Building Stones Downtown Montreal
This field trip guides you through 10 stops in the downtown core of Montreal near the McGill University campus. Each building in the guide features different types of rocks and fossils from across Canada and United States. We will get a glimpse of some of North America's most attractive rocks dating back more than a billion years in Earth's history, and learn of their significance to Canadian architecture.
Mont Royal Geology
Mont Royal, the heart of Montréal, is a core of hard igneous rock, surrounded by fossil-bearing sedimentary rocks. There have been rumours that it’s an ancient volcano, but geologists say it’s not. See the evidence for yourself on this refreshing walking tour while enjoying the best views of the city.
Kaleidoscope of research on Mont Saint-Hilaire
Explore the breadth of research happening on this Monteregie hill located about 40 km east of Montreal. Learn about geology, hydrology, biology, meteorology and more! Mont Saint-Hilaire is home to a pristine lake, a thriving ecosystem and 9% of the known mineral species on Earth. On this field trip you will find a representation of historical science and recent studies by McGill researchers at this gem of the Monteregie.