The Honorary Address of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists takes on the topical issue of climate change, this year. Climate Change? Past and Present will feature two renowned scientists on Nov. 7 at the newly renovated Southern Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary.
The address is presented by the CSPG in association with the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and APEGGA.
Kirk Johnson, chief curator and chair of the Department of Earth Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will begin the evening by speaking on the reflection of climate changes in the fossil record. Dr. Johnson has been with the Denver Museum since 1991, and has been instrumental in the development of the Museum’s award-winning exhibition Prehistoric Journey.
Bob McDonald, host of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, is the keynote speaker. Mr. McDonald is an award-winning science reporter and writes science books for both adults and children.
His work has been featured in the Globe and Mail, Owl Magazine, and many other publications. His latest book is Measuring the Earth with a Stick. Mr. McDonald will speak about how to see climate change affecting the Earth in the present and into the future.
Mr. McDonald has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of science in Canada as the 2001 recipient of the Michael Smith Award from the Natural Sciences and Eng-ineering Research Council and the 2001 Sir Sanford Fleming Medal from the Royal Canadian Institute, Canada’s oldest scientific institution. Most recently, the University of Guelph awarded him an honorary doctorate and he became the 2005 recipient of the McNeil Medal for the Public Awareness of Science, through the Royal Society of Canada.
He is constantly in demand to speak for a variety of audiences across Canada.
As always, this event is great for the entire family; it’s a wonderful way to introduce your family to the fascinating world of earth science. Don’t forget to come early and see the interesting lobby displays, including hands-on activities, and silent auction.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentations begin at 7. Tickets are $10, with discounts available for groups, students and seniors. The evening will wrap up around 9.
If you have any questions about the event please contact Penny Colton, P.Geoph.,
Manager of Geoscience Affairs, at the APEGGA office in Calgary, 403-262-7714.