News for Staff

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Discovery Square

Discovery Square is a series of weekly free events that host children's activities about science, engineering, technology, math, and the arts. The Earth Sciences Museum ran 3 activities: Minerals + Materials, Fossil Fish Dig, and Gold Panning. Other participants at Discovery Square were SheepDog Animation School, TheMUSEUM, Waterloo FIRST Robotics, ORD Solutions inc., Art Shine, Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, and the University of Waterloo's Science Outreach team. We are proud to have participated in such a fun and educational community event!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival

The Earth Sciences Museum hosted interactive educational activities at the Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival this summer. Approximately 5000 students participated in the five day festival that held a variety of activities to education children about the importance of water conservation, protection, technology, and ecology.

The Earth Sciences Museum thanks all the volunteers from the University of Waterloo who helped run the Museum's activities. Collectively, they contributed approximately 300 volunteer hours.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Rock around Kitchener event highlights city's geological history

From vibrant serpentine outside the Crabby Joe's to the crinoid fossils on the outer walls of Immigration Canada, Kitchener is home to a rich geological history. Ancient rocks and fossils can be found in the buildings and surrounding landscapes throughout the city.

On Friday, May 6th, the Faculty of Science Outreach Team, in partnership with the Jane’s Walk initiative hosted a “Rock around Kitchener” walking tour that explored the unique history of the city as told by its buildings.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Alumnus and museum friend Jim Reimer receives Contributions to Science Award

Since 2007, the Faculty of Science has cherished the tradition of honouring alumni who have distinguished themselves as outstanding professional and personal achievers in their chosen fields and who have loyally dedicated their time and service to their alma mater.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Free themed tour captivate our community

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This Wednesday, members of our community came to campus to take part in a fascinating science-themed tour.