Since 2003 KEG has presented a lecture series for the general public to promote the interest of mining, earth sciences and mineral exploration. Thank you to all our guest speakers for their time and incredible lectures. Thank you to the committee Directors John Dormer and Steve Wanless for your outstanding work on the 2016 series! Details of the 2017 series, beginning in January 2017 will be available in December 2016
Thank you to Dirk Tempelman-Kluit for his informative talk on 'High Resolution Imagery and DSM in Mineral Exploration'. Over 60 people came out to the kick off of the 2016 lecture series to hear all about drones.
Last night we welcomed Sharmane Baerg, Paul Hembling and the incredible Jordon, Kieren, Ryan and Hunter. This was a great presentation about their journey of sending their science project into space. What an amazing experience! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
Thank you to Dr Robert Young, UBC Okanagan, for his incredible lecture about ancient rivers and why Canada looks the way it does today. Over 100 people took in the talk and enjoyed checking out and taking pictures with fossils afterwards. Dr Young also spent 2 days at the Kamloops Museum and Archives giving 5 presentations to elementary students.
Thank you to John Clague for his incredible talk about earthquakes. John arrived in Kamloops on Wednesday afternoon just in time to head to Ashcroft for a lecture at the River Inn. On Thursday evening, John spoke to a full house of over 150 people at TRU. Thanks again for all your time John, and we look forward to having you return for another lecture in the coming years.
Thank you to Allan Offenberger for his fascinating talk on, "Fusion: The Ultimate Energy Source." KEG asks attendees for their input about speakers or topics to bring to the lecture series, and this talk was just that. If you have a topic or speaker idea to submit, please email us at email@example.com
Thank you to Catherine Hickson for her incredible talk on Wells Gray World Heritage – Volcanic Gem of the Cariboo Mountains. Catherine gave a talk in Clearwater BC on April 6th before attending our Annual KEG Lecture Appreciation Social and lecture on April 7th.
Thank you to Jason Anderson for his lecture on Gaps in the Fossil Record of Vertebrates. This concludes the 2016 Lecture Series. Thank you to all our guest speakers and to committee members John Dormer and Steve Wanless for their dedication. If you have a theme or speaker idea, please firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions. See you in January 2017!
KEG has a library of fascinating books building up and we will soon have a list of them all on our website. If you would like to borrow one of the books, simply email Julie at email@example.com and we can arrange it. The newest book that we have received by donation from Dr. Richard Moody of the Geologists Association of the UK is
Geology of the Dorset Coast written by John C.W. Cope
This year we have teamed up with The Kamloops Museum & Archives to bring you the
Although the contest is now closed, you can still take part in this fun exercise. It's perfect for all ages or a family project!
You can download the questions off the website, or pick them up at the Kamloops Museum & Archives (207 Seymour St).
Download the Questions here.
If you do not have a GPS, download the Map here.
Minerals and mined products are all around us. This geocaching tour will introduce you to some interesting sites and uses of rocks and/or mined products in the Kamloops downtown area. It will also introduce you to some fascinating Kamloops history. It will take 2-3 hours to complete.
KEG would like to extend a huge thank you to the Kamloops Museum & Archives for their help with this geocache!
For more information about about geocaching, please visit www.geocaching.com
For some fun and exciting rockhounding adventure ideas right here in Kamloops, please click the link below to download your copy of the Kamloops Geotour Guide.
**please note... changes are being made to the geotour guide, it will be available soon**
The next date is at Mining Day, May 7th at the Big Little Science Centre 10 - 3
Fall - November 19th - Kamloops Museum and Archives 1 - 3
For more information about having your class become Junior Delegates at the 2017 KEG Conference, please call the KEG Outreach Coordinator, Julie Dormer, at 250.320.2411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about having your class become Senior Delegates in 2017 KEG Conference, please call the KEG Outreach Coordinator, Julie Dormer, at 250.320.2411 or email@example.com
KEG’s educational displays are a great opportunity for the public to interact with specialists in our industry and an avenue for “gentle” education of the public about our industry. KEG continues to provide displays at different community functions. This year, KEG was invited and participated in providing educational displays for the Big Little Science Centre’s Open House as well as their Rock and Mineral Day, the South Kamloops Secondary School Science Fair, as well as our local Ask-A-Geologist events and the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce socials.
If you have an event that you would like KEG to participate in, please contact the KEG Outreach Coordinator, Julie Dormer, at 250.320.2411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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