Scientific mornings of the UNESCO Global Geopark in Percé are part of the regular 2019 summer program.
Beginning the 7 July.
Target audience: 6 to 12 years (but everyone is welcome)
Featured, 4 Workshops Club of the Debrouillards, in collaboration with the Technoscience of Eastern Quebec.
The proposed workshops will discover "The Great Debrouillards" youth. The theme is inspired by comics that bear the same name. Each workshop will be dedicated to a Canadian scientist who has marked our history. The Débrouillards will explore this theme through varied experiences.
Workshop #1: Marie-Victorin, the first Quebec scientist
Brother Marie-Victorin played a leading role in the Quebec science movement of the 1920 years. A scientist, religious and nationalist, he has found several ways to spread his knowledge and convictions. One of these means was the writing of his most important work and probably the most famous, Laurentian Flora. He also devoted himself to the creation of the Montreal Botanical Garden.
Workshop #2: John Tuzo Wilson, Continental Drift
John Tuzo Wilson is a Canadian geophysicist and geologist. It is the first student in geophysics from Canada to Trinity College from the University of Toronto where he graduated in 1930. He became famous worldwide for his outstanding contribution to the theory of plate tectonics, which explains the drift of continents.
Workshop #3: Elizabeth "Elsie" MacGill, a pioneer in aviation
She was the first female aeronautical engineer in North America and the first woman in the world to design planes. Known as the Hurricane Queen, she worked as an aeronautical engineer during the Second World War and did much for Canada's importance in aircraft construction. She once said, "I have received many engineering awards but I hope that I will be remembered for having defended the rights of women and children"
Workshop #4: Joseph Tyrrell, the discoverer of dinosaurs
A geologist, explorer, cartographer, mining consultant and Canadian historian, Joseph Tyrrell has explored several regions of Canada, allowing him to map Canada, expand his knowledge of wildlife and discover site rich in dinosaur bones.
WHERE AND WHEN?
Under the tent of the Geopark, behind the reception pavilion: every day from 9h to 10h.
Buy your tickets at the Geopark Pavilion or on site in cash: 10 $ taxes included.
Sunday: John Tuzo Wilson Workshop
Monday: Marie-Victorin Workshop
Tuesday: Elizabeth MacGill Workshop
Wednesday: Joseph Tyrrell Workshop
Thursday: John Tuzo Wilson Workshop
Friday: Marie-Victorin Workshop
Saturday: Joseph Tyrrell Workshop
Here is our team of guides 2019 🙂