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Educational resources


Posted: July 27th, 2016

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Posted: June 13th, 2016


Posted: July 13th, 2016

Geologist Lee Pigage explains the how the giant copper nugget was formed on the Whitehorse Rock Walk

Posted: June 10th, 2016 

Christ the King Grade 7 Class: Miles Canyon Geology Field Trip

Posted: June 7th, 2016

EdGEO Teachers’ Workshop

Chris King, Emeritus Professor of Earth Science Education, Keele University, demonstrates the “Volcano in the lab” activity at the EdGEO Teachers’ Workshop hosted by the Yukon Geological Survey.

Posted: November 24th, 2015

St. Elias Community School Grade 6/7 at Whitehorse Geoscience Forum

Posted: August 31, 2015

Tombstone Park Geology Weekend Photos

photos: YG-Sara Nielsen

Pointing out features on the Geology Map

Enjoying the great geologic viewscape on the Goldensides hike

Unveiling the new Building Blocks of Tombstone Geology Map

Posted: June 3, 2015

St. Elias Community School Grade 6/7, Geology Field Trip, Kathleen Lake

Exploring the shoreline of Kathleen Lake and identifying pebbles

Posted: January 05, 2015

Vanier Geology 12 class visits the YGS Core Library

Students participate in a hands-on petroleum core logging activity

Posted: December, 2014

Yukon College Geological Technology students gaining hands-on experience with Yukon Geological Survey’s ground penetrating radar

Posted: September 10, 2014

Robert Service Grade 6 class field trip: Tombstone Park Geology

A beautiful day to explore the geology of Goldensides

Seeing the landscape depicted on the geology map of Tombstone Park

Posted: July 31, 2014

Glacial History of Fish Lake Rock Walk

Posted: July 21, 2014

Geology of Miles Canyon Rock Walk

Posted: July 14, 2014

Geology of Whitehorse Rock Walk

Posted: June 25, 2014

Glacial Geology Field Work

Sampling wood in a lateral moraine glacial deposit

Posted: January 27, 2014

Watson Lake Secondary School, Geology 12

Posted: September 27, 2013

Geoscience Workshop for Yukon Teachers

Testing the properties of rocks and minerals.

Posted: September 20, 2013

Watson Lake Secondary School, Field Trip

Getting a closer look at the basalt

Checking out the boulders sculpted by the river

Posted: August 27, 2013

Tombstone Park Geology Weekend photos

The clouds lifted on the Grizzly trail hike to reveal Monolith Mountain  

Geologist Don Murphy points out the geology on a hike up Goldensides with Robert Service School students

Rock painting art actvity in the Tombstone Interpretive Centre

Discussing the geology on Goldensides, in the snow!

Don pointing out the geologic features visible from the Grizzly Trail viewpoint

Observing the folded strata from the Grizzly Trail viewpoint

Pointing out the geologic landforms deposited by glaciers; Monolith Mountain in the background

Posted: June 21, 2013

Watson Lake Secondary School, Geology 12 Field Trip

Checking out the glacially polished rock

Scouring the shoreline for interesting rock samples.

Posted: March 15, 2013

Science Adventures All-Girls Science Club

The theme this year is the Science of Earth and Space

For information and registration click here

Posted: Nov. 27, 2012

Geoscience Forum Trade Show Tour participants

Golden Horn students ready to depart on their tour!

Posted: Sept. 20, 2012

Sediment on tree deposited by debris flow

Patrick pointing to sediment high up on tree from debris flow that occurred over eight years ago at 10 Mile Creek, south of Carmacks

Posted: Sept.6, 2012

Photos from the 2012 Field Season: Rackla (part 2)

(Photo: Chelsea Raley)

(Photo: Derek Thorkelson)

(Photo: Grant Abbott)

Posted: Aug.23, 2012

Photos from the 2012 Field Season: Rackla (part 1)

(Photo: Steve Israel)

(Photo: Don Murphy)

(Photo: David Moynihan)

Posted: Aug.13, 2012

Photos from 'Weekend on the Rocks', Tombstone Territorial Park, Aug. 10-12

Encaustic painting workshop in the Tombstone Interpretive Centre with Nicole Bauberger

Geology walk along Charcoal Creek with Charlie Roots


Pointing out features on the geologic map on the Grizzly Trail hike

Posted: July 9, 2012

Ground Penetrating Radar Investigations, Whitehorse

The orange box is the GPR's 400 MHz antenna  (photo: Yukon Government)

Setting up the survey grid (photo: Yukon Government)

Posted: June 8, 2012

Earth Science for Society, Calgary (May 13-15th)

Learning about glaciation and the Yukon 20, 000 years ago!

Pointing out the lowering of global sea level during the last Ice Age.

Posted: May 17, 2012

Landscape Hazards Mapping Project

Posted: May 10, 2012

Art & Geology Exhibit at the New H.S. Bostock Core Library

Posted: May 10, 2012

Wheaton Glacier Research Project

Educational Resources

The Outreach Program offers a variety of services for Yukon Teachers. 

These include:

  • annual geoscience professional development workshops for Teachers

  • geology field trips

  • class room presentations

  • special events

  • providing class room resources 

For more information please contact: Leyla Weston at 867-393-7187

Canadian Geoscience Education Network (CGEN) - Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences

CGEN’s Favorite links – Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences

Earth Science Links for all – Mining Matters

EdGeo – Canadian Earth Science Teacher Workshop Program

Geoscapes Whitehorse – Geological Survey of Canada

MineralsEd – Mineral Resources Education Program of B.C.

WHERE Challenge – Earth Sciences Canada

Yukon Permafrost 101 – Yukon Permafrost Network