After some consultations with multiple concerned parties in Tumbler Ridge the TRUGG and TRMF have developed the following general message to summarize our mutual path forward. Both the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation and the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark Society are pleased to be working in tandem on clarifying our respective mandates and on improving our…
Winter must be getting close! Thanks to Kevin Sharman for this photo of Birgit taking in the ice circles forming on Windfall Lake this weekend! From Wikipedia: “Ice circles are thin and circular slabs of ice that rotate slowly in the water. It is believed that they form in eddy currents. It has been shown…
We were delighted to host the University of Alberta ATLAS EAS Graduate Student Society in the Geopark over the September long weekend! Thank you for all of your perseverance despite the constantly changing weather conditions. Despite their short time here we managed to conquer the Shipyard and the Titanic, Boulder Gardens, Windfall Lake and the…
We’re very excited that UNESCO has designated Percé, Quebec as Canada’s third Geopark. So much pride for Percé, Gaspésie and all those involved. We look forward to many years of promoting Geoparks in Canada together! Learn a bit more about Percé with these videos or better yet explore their website. Visit Percé’s Website!
Learners explore rocks and learn about what a geologist does by sorting a variety of rock samples and cleaning them.
Learners explore their local environment and the many rocks that are found there using their senses of sight and touch. While doing this, they learn about the letter ‘R’.
Learners explore the TRUGG and its palaeontological history experientially. Using their own footprints, they make dinosaur artwork and review the triangle shape while doing so.
Curriculum Connections Chart
Students learn about the importance of different types of shelters that First Peoples have used in the past. They explore tipis and the significance of this shelter to First Peoples.
Students connect their basic needs to those of First Peoples in the TRUGG. They then explore the concept of a seasonal round and learn how First Peoples have met their basic needs through time.