McMaster University

McMaster University

High School outreach

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"Achieving international distinction for creativity, innovation and excellence in geographical, geological and environmental education, research and outreach."

 

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A. Attend a Geography or Earth Science Lecture at McMaster! (preferably September to November)

B. Annual GIS Day

C. 3D GeoCAVE

D. McMaster Virtual Geology Museum

 


 

A. Attend a Geography or Earth Science lecture at McMaster.

(preferably September to November). 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.

Envir Sc 1G03 - Earth and the Environment
Envir Sc 1C03 - Climate, Water and Environment
Geog 1HA3 -Human Geographies: Society & Culture
Geo 1HB3 - Human Geographies: City & Economy
Earth/Envir Sc/Geog 2EI3 -Introduction to Environmental Issues
Earth SC 2GG3 - Natural Disasters

For more information please contact: sgescop@mcmaster.ca

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B. GIS Day

Hosted by the School of Geography & Earth Sciences and the Centre for Spatial Analysis, this event fulfills part of the Ontario geography curriculum for grade 9, 11, and 12 students. The annual GIS Day assists in raising the visibility of the field of geomatics among high school students and their teachers. Students participate in various hands-on computer activities with ArcView, GPS, 3D GeoCAVE and Map Skills. Please see the following website for updated information on agenda and registration:

http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/gislab/gis_day.html

 

For more information please contact: sgescop@mcmaster.ca

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C. 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 will participate in 3D virtual tours and demonstrations that use the most impressive Geography, Environmental and Earth Science sites that the world has to offer. Geographers and Earth scientists will help students view the complexities and wonder of their own planet with new eyes. 

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D. McMaster Virtual Geology Museum

Welcome to the 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.

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A. Have a Graduate Student in the School visit your Classroom and give a presentation.

B. Virtual Field Trips to the Niagara Escarpment

C. McMaster Rocks


 

A. Have a Graduate Student in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences Visit Your High School Classroom and Give a Presentation.

Students will learn in an informal setting first hand how science (whether it be biology, chemistry, or physics) can be applied to the physical environment. They will also learn about the numerous career opportunities associated with a B.Sc. in Earth and Environmental Science. Please contact For more information please contact: Maureen Padden, sgescop@mcmaster.ca

Please note that this will only apply to schools within a 25 km radius of McMaster University.

 

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B. Virtual Field Trips to the Niagara Escarpment

Local Area Virtual Road Trips. Check out the virtual road trips on the following website:
www.science.mcmaster.ca/geo/outreach/field_trips.html

Albion Falls
Devil’s Punchbowl
Jolley Cut
Red Hill Valley
Rock Chapel
Sherman Falls
Sulphur Creek
Sydenham Cut
Tews Falls
Tiffany Falls
Websters Falls

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C. McMaster Rocks

Campus Geology at Mcmaster University images and descriptions

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