Educational Programs

The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation offers a variety of educational programs for individuals and groups including,


Burgess Shale and Marble Canyon discoveries

Wednesday July 15, 2015 presentation at 8:00 pm
Friends of Yoho, Field Community Centre, Field BC
Get better acquainted with the Burgess Shale and learn about the ways in which discoveries at the Marble Canyon fossil site are providing more clues about the Cambrian Explosion. More info.

Burgess Shale - new discoveries

Friday July 17, 2015 presentation at 8:30 pm
Lake O'Hara Speaker Series at Le Relais
More info.

Our Popular Guided Hikes

The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation is licensed by Parks Canada to conduct Earth Science educational hikes to the Burgess Shale Mount Stephen Fossil Beds and the Walcott Quarry All of our guides are qualified hiking guides, have current First Aid certification and possess post-secondary education in the Earth Sciences. Content covered on the guided hikes falls under the three themes:

  1. History of life on earth
  2. Rocks and mountain building
  3. Climate science and landforms

Download the guided hikes brochure.

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