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
Grant Proposal Deadline is March 31 each year
At the recent board meeting held in conjunction with the GAC meeting in Kingston, 22 grants were approved, totalling $209,500
The Canadian Geological Foundation provided a multi-year grant (14-20) committed from 2014 – 2016 to support the costs associated with the delivery of EdGEO Workshops across Canada. During the period from January 2014 through May 2015, 9 EdGEO workshops were delivered to a total of 204 teachers, held in Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Alberta, BC and the Yukon.
Grant 2013-9 supported the field collaborations that has led to the publication of the book “Geology of Nova Scotia”. This is a traveller’s guide to 48 sites of geologic interest in Nova Scotia. Maps, GPS waypoints, and travel directions make it easy for anyone to visit breathtaking, informative locations both on and off the beaten path. Together, these sites reveal the geological history of Nova Scotia. Colour photographs and accompanying descriptions capture the appeal and significance of the rocks at each site. The book is published by Boulder Publications and is available through on-line outlets as well as local book shops
Twenty six grants were awarded in 2014, for a total of $237,000. Most of the grants were single year, with four multi-year awards.
The Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club received $25,000 from CGF (Grant 13-3) to refurbish displays at their Bancroft Mineral and Mining Museum. Images of this successful project follow.
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