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School Of Geography & Earth Sciences

Outreach

The School of Geography and Earth Sciences offers many outreach events and opportunities throughout the year. For more information about any of the activities listed, please email Maureen Padden (paddenm@mcmaster.ca).

Attend a Geography or Earth Science lecture at McMaster

Grade 11 and 12 high school classes are invited to visit McMaster University and participate in any of the following lectures during the school year.

  • ENVIRSC 1G03 - Earth and the Environment
  • ENVIRSC 1C03 - Climate, Water and Environment
  • GEOG 1HA3 - Human Geographies: Society & Culture
  • GEOG 1HB3 - Human Geographies: City & Economy
  • EARTHSC/ENVIRSC/GEOG 2EI3 - Introduction to Environmental Issues
  • EARTHSC 2GG3 - Natural Disasters

For course descriptions, please visit the Undergraduate Course Descriptions page.

GIS Day

Hosted by the School of Geography & Earth Sciences, this Fall event fulfills part of the Ontario geography curriculum for grade 9, 11 and 12 students. The annual GIS Day is designed for help high school students and their teachers better understand the potential of the field of geomatics. Students can participate in various hands-on computer activities with ArcView, GPS, 3D GeoCAVE and Map Skills. For information on the agenda and how to registrater, please visit the GIS Laboratory website.

3D GeoCAVE (Centre for Advanced Visualization and Exploration)

Visit us for a 3D experience in the GeoCAVE (Centre for Advanced Virtual Exploration). It is an introduction to spatial science using GoogleEarth and our state-of-the-art 3D projection facilities. Students can participate in 3D virtual tours and demonstrations that use the most impressive Geography, Environmental and Earth Science sites in the world. Geographers and Earth Scientists help students view the complexities and wonder of the planet with new eyes.

McMaster Virtual Geology Museum

Discover rocks, minerals and fossils collected from around the world. Take some time to learn the basics of rocks and minerals, browse our course samples and explore some highlights of our Special Collections here.

High School Visits and Presentations

Students will learn how science is applied to studying the physical environment. They can also learn about the numerous career opportunities associated with a B.Sc. in Earth and Environmental Science. For more information, please contact Maureen Padden (paddenm@mcmaster.ca).

Virtual Field Trips to the Niagara Escarpment

Want to learn more about the Hamilton and region? We have created a series of Local Area Virtual Road Trips. Check out the virtual road trips on the following website.

McMaster's Rocks

Campus Geology at McMaster University with images and descriptions.

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

School of Geography and Earth Sciences
McMaster University

General Sciences Building, Room 206
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4K1

Contact Information

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone Inquiries:
(905) 525-9140 ext. 24535
Email Inquiries:
sges@mcmaster.ca