"Bringing the marvels and mystery of our dynamic planet to schools, communities, and individuals."
The Pacific Museum of the Earth was officially opened in June 19, 2003.
Over the last few years we have focussed on
developing the educational experiences available to our visitors who
encompass all interests and ages (e.g., K-12, daycare students, university students
and the general public). We currently feature educational programmes and tours for
groups that have been substantially improved with financial assistance from an
NSERC (The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Promoscience Grant
... See Museum home page.
Museum Initiatives Related to K-12 Education
Teaching resources and experience in Earth Science are limited at the K-12 level. Even so, the BC curriculum requires students to have a substantial background in geological, atmospheric and oceanographic sciences. EOS is attempting to address this situation by encouraging EOS students to consider a career in education, and by providing resources for teachers through the Pacific Museum of the Earth.
The Teachers Resource Centre in the Museum is still in development but will provide rocks, minerals, audio-visual materials, curricula and lesson plans. Materials will be available for loan and Graduate / Education students will run tours and lessons for classes.
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The stone slabs outside of the Earth Sciences Building at UBC represent one of several unique ways that teaching and learning about earth sciences was integrated with construction of the building.
The slabs are used as an outdoor laboratory for students who are learning about minerals, rocks, and rock-forming processes. Twenty-one different stone slabs were incorporated into three outside walls surrounding the Ross Beaty Lecture Hall, and a path around three sides of the building provides access to the slabs for detailed examination. Each stone slab is identified by name.
... See Visitors Guide to the Stone Slabs outside ESB.
Slide shows, image sets and interactive web resources:
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