Events & Meetings

General Information

Club meetings are the first Tuesday of every month except July and August at 7:30 p.m. at the Arnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin St., Arnprior (by the Fairgrounds). Guests welcome: $5 per meeting – Students welcome to attend for Free! Guests are also welcome on field trips and will be asked to make a contribution of $5 to our club. (Students are free.) Please register beforehand and always check this website for updates before heading out on a field trip. NOTE: If you join a field trip, be aware that other participants may take your picture, accidentally or intentionally. So the photo may end up on the mfnc.ca or other websites. It’’s a normal part of sharing field trip fun and information. If you don’’t want your photo used this way, tell the trip leader or the field trip coordinator at events@mfnc.ca.  

Event Information:

  • Sat
    13
    Oct
    2018

    A Geological Cross-section Through the Ottawa Area

    9:30 am to 4:00 pmOttawa/Gatineau

    Leader: Dr. Wouter Bleeker

    Meet: Outside of Starbucks in Kanata Centrum, beside Chapters.  We will carpool from there.

    Wouter Bleeker is a senior research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada, in Ottawa. In addition to his geological research, which takes him pretty much across Canada and the world, he is also a birdwatcher and (closet) botanist. He has done extensive research on the Ottawa-Bonnechere Graben (A graben is a valley with a distinct escarpment on each side caused by the downward displacement of a block of land.) and currently is trying to nail down the time of the last significant movement on all of the geological faults that define the graben. On the field trip, time and weather permitting, we will make a geological cross-section of the area, introducing aspects of the local geology and helping you understand the bedrock we live on.  We’ll get close-up looks at different sedimentary rocks, geological faults, fossils and more. Bring along your hand lens, binoculars, lunch and curiosity.  The trip is limited to the first 25 members who register.  Register at events@mfnc.ca