The APEGA Rock & Fossil Clinic

On Saturday October 1st the 29th annual APEGA Rock & Fossil Clinic is holding both virtual and in person events at a number of locations across the city and province. For specifics about the event please visit their website. The activities are free and family friendly.

There are many volunteer opportunities ranging from rock or fossil identifiers, to volunteer sign-in and support, to event set-up, and photographer, just to name a few. Please take a look at the volunteer opportunities and use this form to join the team that will make this a spectacular event. Please sign up by September 25th, 2022.

Gold Panning with EGS & AGPA

Saturday, September 10th 1-4pm
Please join us at Prospector’s Point (near Devon) and learn to pan for gold at this family-friendly event. There is no cost to this event, but if you are planning to attend please mark yourself as ‘Going’ on the Facebook event page. This event is weather dependent, please check this event page the morning of Sept 10 for any cancellation information.
Panning equipment will be available. We will have knowledgeable panners onsite from the Alberta Gold Prospectors Association to demonstrate proper panning technique and answer any questions.
Directions to site:
You can enter ‘Prospectors Point’ in Google maps and it comes up.
***There is an ~800 m walk from the parking area to the gold panning area***
We have to walk down to the river and back south of the bridge on the gravel bar to find gold.
Driving directions:
-Hwy 60 and Township Rd 511 (Graminia Rd) which is on top of the hill on the north side of the river.
-Turn west on Township Rd 511
-Turn immediately left (south) onto RR 263
-Stay on that road which is the old bridge road and winds down and under the current bridge. Follow to the end to a parking lot with toilets. We will meet you there.
Things to bring for personal comfort and safety:
-rubber boots or hip waders (to go in the water to pan)
-clothes that can get dirty and wet
-a change of clothes
-lawn chair
-sun screen
-bug repellent
You are more than welcome to bring your own panning equipment.

Stones and Bones at Fort Edmonton Park

Join us at Fort Edmonton Park as we partner with the Archeological Society of Alberta to present ‘Stones and Bones!’ Come down and learn about archaeology and anthropology during your visit.
Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th, 10am – 5pm
Stones and Bones – Have a strange stone? Or a funny bone? Bring it down to the front entry plaza of Fort Edmonton Park and Experts from the Royal Alberta Museum, Archaeological Society of Alberta – Edmonton Center, and Edmonton Geological Society will be on hand to identify any objects that you think might be archaeological, paleontological, or geological. This opportunity is free of charge to any who come to the plaza!
Sample Dig – Using a small plot of sand, members of the Archeology Society of Alberta will allow guests to recover artifacts and demonstrate how artifacts are cataloged and identified.
Ask an Expert – Want to learn more about Metis anthropology? Come to 1885 street and speak with an expert on the Metis people, who will answer all your questions about this diverse and interesting culture!
Flintknapping – How do you even make an arrowhead out of stone? Or a knife for that matter? Flintknapping demonstrations will showcase this unique and skillful art.
Archaeology Talk – A presentation about archaeology in the province (brief history of AB). How cultural resource management (CRM) works today, as that is the major form of archaeology. It will focus on the boreal forest method There will also be time to ask questions about archaeology in general.
If you are an EGS member and would like to volunteer for this event please fill out the following form.

Past Events

The following is an archive of the events that the EGS has held or supported from 2009 to the present. 

2019 - Dec 7th - Geology-Themed Holiday Crafts at the UofA Museum

2019 - Sept 28th - Mill Creek Ravine Walking Tour

2019 - Sept 15th - Gold Panning Picnic

2019 - Apr 27th - ATLAS Symposium

2019 - Mar 15th - Explore the world of extinct isotopes in terrestrial rocks with Dr. Hanika Rizo

2019 - Feb 28th - Evening at the Museum

2018 - Dec 9th - EGS Afternoon at the Museum - University of Alberta

2018 - Jun 24th - Urban Geology Tour of Downtown Edmonton

2018 - Apr 28th - EGS Annual General Meeting

2017 - Mar 13th - Magnetic and Gravity Methods in Mineral and Oil & Gas Exploration: the Value of Well-Rounded Geophysical skills

2016 - Nov 13th - EGS Curling

2016 - Sept 17th - Cementing our Knowledge of Geology: Edmonton to Cadomin

2016 - Apr 29th - EGS Annual General Meeting

2015 - Nov 17th - The Curious Phenomenon of Forest Rings - Talk

2015 - Oct 13th - Grant MacEwan Talk - Rock-Rubble-Rock: Planetary Regolith Formation and Evolution

2015 - March 27th - EGS Annual General Meeting

2015 - Jan 27th - Guest Lecture - An Overview of Asteroid Impacts on Earth

2014 - Oct 5th - Mill Creek Geo-Walk

2014 - Sept 20th - Gold Panning and Picnic

2014 - Jun 21st - Miquelon Lake Geo-walk & BBQ

2014 - May 26th - Book Launch for John Allan: The Foundling of Alberta's Energy Industries

2014 - May 24th - Book Launch for John Allan: The Foundling of Alberta's Energy Industries

2014 - Apr 26th - EGS Annual General Meeting

2013 - Oct 17th - Technical Talk: "A decade of 3-dimensional mapping of Quaternary sediments in southern Ontario; protocols, products and applications"

2013 - Sept 21st - Gold Panning Picnic

2013 - Mar 23rd - EGS Annual General Meeting

2011 - Sept 23rd - 2011 Annual Fall Field Trip

2011 - Apr 1st - AGM and Pub Night

2010 - Nov 24th - Technical Talk: Hondo evaporites within the Grosmont heavy oil carbonate platform Alberta, Canada

2010 - Oct 2nd - North Saskatchewan River Rafting Trip

2010 - Aug 22nd - Gold Panning and Picnic

2010 - May 20th - Groundwater Management in the Netherlands - Th.H.M. van Doorn

2010 - Apr 16th - Annual General Meeting and Pub Night

2010 - Mar 7th - Science Sunday for Kids

2009 - Sept 19th - Field Trip to Grand Cache