The board met on 09 June, and approved funding totaling CAD183,397 to 15 new projects! Thanks to everyone who submitted such strong applications this year. We are looking forward to learning about their progress, and to hear about ideas for new projects.
Geoscience Education in Action (GEA, https://geoaction.wordpress.com/about/ ) is collaborating with various universities in Quebec to provide kits to schools and integrate geoscience into their teacher training programs.
The “Below BC” Geological Association, see https://bbcga.com/ , has continued to build their online offerings, including modules for online field experiences during COVID lockdowns.
The project “Learning Resources to connect Earth Sciences and Aboriginal Knowledge” at Simon Fraser University identified existing educational materials and developed new resources and activities to support teachers in connecting Earth science with Indigenous knowledge.
Deadline for new proposals is in a few days!
The complete listing of grants for 2020 is now available. Despite the pandemic we received strong applications and are supporting 12 new (and 2 multi-year) projects.
The complete listing of grants for 2019 is now available
The 2018 grant awards are now available on-line
At the recent board meeting held in conjunction with the GAC meeting in Kingston, 22 grants were approved, totalling $209,500
Palaeontographica Canadiana No. 35 is the first of three volumes supported by CGF Grant 15-5 ($15K total, $5K for each volume).
FURONGIAN (UPPER CAMBRIAN) TRILOBITES FROM THE MCKAY GROUP, BULL RIVER VALLEY, NEAR CRANBROOK, SOUTHEASTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA. 2016. Brian D. E. Chatterton and Stacey Gibb, 275 p., 84 plates, 19 text-figures.
This volume describes upper Cambrian trilobites from a number of localities near Cranbrook in southeastern British Columbia. A total of 59 species in 31 genera are illustrated including 22 new species and 5 new genera. The trilobites, many preserved as articulated exoskeletons, are pictured in the 84 plates. In addition to taxonomic description, a number of biostratigraphic biozones are recognized. Comparisons to other faunas shows that these faunas are similar to faunas from South China and Korea, which suggests geographic proximity between that region and Laurentia during the late Cambrian.
A total of 21 grants were funded ($164,200) in 2016.
PetraSapiens is a small organization founded in 2006 whose purpose is to promote Earth, Planetary, and Environmental Sciences to kids and the general population. Its main activities are lectures and workshops on topics such as dinosaurs, the evolution of life, the evolution of Man, the mineral world, the planets of the solar system, the planet Mars, climate change, waste characterization, recycling, etc.
During our 10 years of activity, they have now given about 1350 presentations to about 35000 people in numerous schools and science festivals all over the Quebec province from Montreal to as far as Lac St. Jean, Fermont and Schefferville. For the 2014-2015 season, 136 activities were given to 3420 students in 54 schools. For the 2015-2016 season, it is 114 activities that were given to 2756 students in
In 2014, PetraSapiens obtained a grant from the Canadian Geological Foundation, which allowed them to purchase or prepare and print the following materials:
The Evolution of Life and The Evolution of Man
– Ardipithecus skull replica with stand.
Dinosaurs!, Fossilization, The Evolution of Life, The Evolution of Man, The Mineral World, and The Geomap of Quebec
– 125 plastic name tags. They are used to identify fossils, rocks, minerals, and meteorites.
– Identification sheets and questionnaires.