Students of McGill Outreach in Earth Sciences (SMOrES) are a group of enthusiastic undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate researchers who offer interactive workshops aimed to teach geological, environmental, and planetary sciences concepts. We offer learning modules on research topics such as climate change, planets, natural hazards, and rock identification, which are audience-specific and include an at-home or virtual experiment.
Examples of workshops for elementary Cycle Two and Three
The Earth through time with a little help from hot cocoa.
Did you know that Earth used to have one giant continent? Or that ocean can grow and shrink? This fun virtual workshop introduces tectonic plates and how they move. Including a demo of hot chocolate tectonic plates!
Rocks are all around us, we use them to make buildings and roads, we even use parts of them in our cars and computers, but not all rocks are the same. Come learn some of the tools that geologist use to tell them apart. Bring your favorite rock along to try these tools for yourself.