News archive - 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Explore the Water Cycle with Wally and Deanna

Wally the Worm and Deanna Waterdroplet

You can now watch and listen to Wally and Deanna's water cycle adventure online! Follow Wally the Worm and Deanna Waterdroplet as they travel to the saturated zone and further.

Wally and Deanna use accurate terminology to describe their journey and explain how water droplets, like Deanna, travel from the sky to the ground, to an aquifer, to rivers and back up to the sky. This book and our new video are the perfect introduction for young children to the water cycle! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Plan your Walking Tour!

Peter Russell Rock Garden Pat

The Earth Sciences Museum misses seeing our wonderful visitors, but we're happy to provide walking tours that will help you stay active, safe, and entertained! Read about the trails below and use our resources to enhance your learning. Make sure to send us pictures of your excusions and finds on Instagram and Twitter

Monday, November 9, 2020

Go on a Fossil Field Trip!

Ancient coral in hands.

Looking for something fun and educational to do? Listen to our curator, Corina, talk about the common fossils anyone can find in their community and then go searching yourself!

There are rocks (and fossils!) like these in your neighbourhood, it might be a seat in your school yard or a wall near a community centre or along a path.

We challenge you to go on a #fossilfieldtrip. Venture out into your neighbourhood and search for Limestone or Dolostone landscape blocks. Or examine stone stairs and buildings. There is a good chance that fossils are hiding within!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wally & Deanna are Online!

Image of interviewer, authors and illustrator

Our children's book, Wally & Deanna's Groundwater Adventure, is now online through The Groundwater Project. In addition to this wonderful book explaining groundwater to children of all ages there is also an interview of the books author's and illustrator - Peter Russell, Leanne Appleby and Fortunato Restagno, respectively. See the interview below by UW alumni Everton de Oliveira!