Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Geolosketching on Geoheritage Day Oct. 14

 The Ottawa Urban Sketchers have been invited by the Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University to join them on Geoheritage Day for a day of geolosketching at
Hogs Back Falls in Ottawa


What Is Geolosketching?

Geolosketching is NOT urban sketching per se but there are many similarities!
"GeoloSketchers is a network of people joined by the interest in geology and for drawing. The first GeoloSketchers meeting took place in February 2017." (Source:

The procedure of a GeoloSketchers meeting is as follows:
  1. A public call to attend on a given date and place is launched through a social network. The location is an accessible space with relevant and visual appealing geological features. Attendance is free of charge and no registration is required. 
  2. Attendants must cover their own expenses and join each meeting under their own responsibility. 
  3. During the meetings participants are briefly introduced to what can be observed as well as to any interesting points of the area. This initial explanation excludes guided walks and/or drawing demonstrations. 
  4. Participants explore the surroundings of the area of interest, look for the most attractive spots, and start to draw. 
  5. A few hours later, GeoloSketchers meet again at the starting point and show their drawings to the group. Participants take group photos at the meetings and share them online”
What Is Geoheritage Day?

Geoheritage Day is an event run by the Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University with the Ottawa Gatineau Geoheritage Project and local site partners which seeks to engage the public in learning about the geological heritage of the National Capital area.

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The Details: Hogs Back Falls

The 8th annual Geoheritage Day runs this year Saturday October 14th from 10am to 3pm. There will be many interesting geological sites where volunteer experts from the Geoheritage Project (working and retired geologists and enthusiasts) and Carleton University's own Earth Sciences graduate and undergraduate students will be stationed.

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For Full List, visit the full listing and/ or the map 

Ottawa Urban Sketchers will meet 
between 10 and 3 pm 
at Hogs Back Falls 

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