Staff at GSC Calgary actively promote public awareness of science at schools and at various special events. We are the home base for the Calgary Science Network, one of Canada's leading volunteer organizations involved in public awareness of science.
Our scientists visit numerous school classrooms each year to help students and teachers with their science curriculum. In addition to giving presentations and hands-on demonstrations (taking account of age/education levels), we help with the planning and judging of special events such as Science Fairs and Science Olympics. Arrangements for our assistance can be made through the Science Hotline.
During Science and Technology Week (each year in October) we run our Annual Pet Rock and Fossil Clinic. The public is invited to bring in their rocks and fossils and have them identified.
The Geological Survey of Canada puts out a wide range of educational materials suitable for teachers, students and those interested in the earth sciences. For example, the beautiful poster Fossils, with an explanatory booklet, helps in learning more about the diversity of life in the fossil record. These and other materials are available at the NRCan Library – Calgary.
The Geoscape Calgary poster uses over 30 diagrams, maps, and pictures in an attractive and colourful presentation of Earth materials and processes that have shaped Calgary's geological landscape, or Geoscape.