An important milestone… the long-awaited book about Canada’s geology will soon be in bookstores. The richly illustrated Four Billion Years and Counting: Canada’s Geological Heritage represents the work of more than a hundred geoscientists across Canada. Bulk pre-orders (five or more copies) are available at 40% off the cover price of $39.95. Call 1-800-646-2879 or email email@example.com. For more information about this landmark publication, visit http://earthsciencescanada.com/4by/splash-en.html.
More good news, another major project of the geoscience community is being restored to web accessibility. Geoscape posters and their associated lesson plans explain local geology and its impact on various Canadian communities. Originally these excellent educational resources were hosted on the Geological Survey of Canada web site, but were taken down last year. CGEN undertook a Geoscape Reconstruction Project and it now is well underway. Visit http://www.cgenarchive.org/geoscape.html to see what we have been able to recapture so far. You can download all of the posters, in English and French, from our site. If you have any feedback or notice any errors or omissions, please contact Miriam Vos-Guenter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Geological Society of America is holding its 2014 annual conference in Vancouver, October 19-22. They are offering short courses of interest to educators including two on teaching controversial issues (Climate & Energy, and Evolution of Life). Course list at: http://community.geosociety.org/gsa2014/science/courses. The 518 series is aimed at K-12 teachers. There is also a course on science communications geared at scientists.