OAGEE Fall Conference 2019 Field Trips

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1. Field Trip to the Laflèche Cave (Bilingual) 

Spend an afternoon spelunking with Robert Barter in one of the largest caves in the Canadian Shield. The Lafleche Caves are a half hour drive from Ottawa in the Gatineau Hills of Quebec. The cave is very accessible but you will be required climb ladders and walk in tight spaces. The temperature of the cave is a constant 5°C year round. This is an excellent opportunity to go underground and learn about the deep Earth history of the region. The tour is sponsored by Mining Matters. 


Please bring appropriate clothing, and good warm walking shoes. Do not forget that in early November, Ottawa could have snow.



Field Trip to Laflèche Cave




2. Field Trip

Ottawa Underwater Part 2: a field investigation of a flood plain OR a primer on bringing students outside for authentic experiential learning (English Only)

This Field Trip will leave at 1 :45 from room 227

Come with us to visit a local flood plain to practice slow-looking and experience place-based learning in a locally relevant space and time. This field trip will depart at 1:45 in room 227 and is intended to follow the morning workshop Ottawa Underwater, but will be very useful to all who wish to learn ways to create field study opportunities. We will leverage local flooding as a teaching tool to better understand the interconnectedness of the natural and human worlds by taking a deep immersive dive into our local part of the water cycle. We will utilize our sense of place to investigate water systems, our impact on them and how these interactions impact communities, locally, regionally and globally. 


Bring your warm clothing and your open minds to do some big thinking in a field setting about how communities can come together to solve complex geoproblems.