The G³⁶⁰ Institute continues to play an active role in the community. This year we spent some time at College Royal, H₂O, Interaction, Waterloo-Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival and more!
On a bustling Thursday night in October, a handful of members of the G360 Institute participated in a science night at a King George Public School in Guelph, ON. The goal of the night was to celebrate science!
Around 15 kids, ranging from grades 1 to 8, and their families came into the classroom to explore minerals, local fossils and carbonates as well as a bench scale aquifer contamination model. Their experience continued with leaking ‘septic tanks’ flowing into lakes, well preserved corals and diverse mineral habits.
We can tell by the looks of awe and wonder on the kids’ faces, that the night was a roaring success.
On Friday the 6th October 2017, graduate students from G360 Institute for Groundwater Research did a 75 min workshop with the grade 12 students at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute (GCVI). The class (~15 students) was a combined Environmental Resource Management course and an Environmental Systems and Societies course. The workshop involved a brief overview presentation on groundwater and some demonstrations with Guelph area rock core and an aquifer tank.
On Wednesday August 20th, 2017, graduate students from the G360 Institute for Groundwater Research participated in the Let’s Talk Science High-School Open House at the University of Guelph. The G360 booth included rock core obtained from the local bedrock aquifer used for the City of Guelph and surrounding communities’ water supplies and a bench-scale hydrogeologic model for visualization of groundwater flow. Over 20 members of the public visited the display and it was very well received.