Volunteer with APEGA


Virtual Rock & Fossil Clinic - Virtual Rock & Fossil Clinic Presenter

The APEGA K-12 Outreach Team is looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are passionate about geoscience and willing to share their expertise with the next generation of geoscientists! Volunteers will be responsible for delivering a short presentation and hands-on activity related to a specific geoscience topic. Presentations will be delivered in real-time through a video-conferencing platform. Volunteers will also have an opportunity to showcase samples from their personal collections, if interested. Successful applicants can be located anywhere in the province.

 

Requirements:

  • Practicing or retired professional member, G.I.T, university student, or applicant in Geoscience, or a geological branch of Engineering.
  • Pride in the professions of Geoscience and Engineering.
  • Willingness to share your knowledge and experience with the public.
  • Comfortable in discussing the basics of various aspects of geoscience with individuals and families.
  • Interest in promoting geoscience and related careers.
  • Personal device (laptop or smartphone) with video conferencing capability. (i.e. webcam and microphone)

 

Responsibilities:

  • Read and understand all provided documents in advance of the event.
  • Deliver a short presentation from a selected list of topics
  • Speak informally with attendees about geoscience and the careers of geoscientists.
  • Showcase interesting or exciting samples from personal collections for attendees to view, if interested.
  • Promote a love of geoscience to students (Grades 1-12) and their parents.
  • Show the fun side of geoscience, as well as the practical applications.
  • Make an important contribution to a fun and rewarding experience for students, individuals, and families

Qualifications Required

  • Do you have a personal device (laptop or smartphone) with video conferencing capability that you are willing to use for this opportunity? Must be Yes