News for Current students

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!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

New campus pianos aim to open hearts and minds

Max Salman stands in front of the latest open piano located in the Peter Russell Rock Garden.

Music is in the air at Waterloo thanks to two new outdoor pianos in front of the Dana Porter Library and the Peter Russell Rock Garden. The pianos appeared thanks to the efforts of Max Salman, a PhD student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Science.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ontario Ground Water Association honours Peter Russell for years of service

WSC Consultant Bill Clarke (BSc Earth Sciences '76; MSc '81) presents Peter Russell with his award.


WSC Consultant Bill Clarke (BSc Earth Sciences '76; MSc '81) presents Peter Russell with his award.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Engineering and Science Quest Summer Camp

Over the summer the Earth Sciences Museum hosted earth science programs for the Engineering and Science Quest camp participants. We ran presentations and hand-on activities to educate campers about rocks, minerals, and fossils. Overall, we were visited by 400 campers!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show

This summer the Earth Sciences Museum participated in the 34th Annual Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show on July 15th-17th. We hosted hands-on educational activities for children. The Earth Sciences Museum is proud to continually be involved with Northern Ontario's largest gem, mineral, bead, rock craft, and jewellery show.