SOLD OUT - 24hrs of Science - Part 2: Exploring the marine fossils of Montreal on Mount Royal
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By popular demand, a 2nd activity has been added for this event! If you are already registered for the activity, your registration will be refused in order to make room for other participants. Thank you for your understanding!
As part of 24 hours of Science, in the second part of this activity on marine fossils in Montreal, you will go on a fossil hunt!
The main objective of this workshop is to give people the opportunity to spend some time enjoying the outdoors. Fossils in the Montreal area are not well known, but they are everywhere, in our parks, homes, walls and buildings. We hope that with these new interests, people will become more involved in local spaces.
The starting meeting point will be at Percival Molson Stadium on Park Avenue
45°30'40.9 "N 73°34'45.9 "W
Participants are encouraged to bring common items such as:
- Water bottles (with spouts)
- magnifying glass
- DIY scraping kit (vinegar, paper clip or other scraping tool, black or white construction paper, and a small notebook) -.
We will give a brief demonstration of how to use the scratch kits with various rocks and minerals and tips on how to collect data, take notes, and look for clues. Participants will then explore the area near the Pine Park interchange. Upon completion of the activity, children (and adults) should have a better understanding of how to:
- Compare and group different types of rocks based on their appearance, simple physical/chemical properties.
- Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed. Identify common fossils.
- Record their findings, including oral and written explanations,
Facilitated by Jeanne Paquette (Earth & Planetary Sciences, McGill University) and Chantal Montreuil (Conservation Technician, Paleontology, Redpath Museum)