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Can You Dig It?

July 5, 2018 - 10:00 - 11:30

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 on Thursday, repeating until July 26, 2018

This program is the perfect fit for aspiring Indiana Joneses! Each Thursday in July we’ll get our hands dirty tackling a different theme with hands-on activities inspired by Canada’s first paleontologist, Elkanah Billings. Learn to dig for artefacts, identify mysterious objects, and practice techniques used by scientists every day in their work.

Ages 6 to 9
Cost: $6.50 per child

Registration is required.

July 5 – Paleontology: Fossil Dig
What techniques are used to excavate fossils? What kinds of discoveries have paleontologists like Elkanah Billings made?
Barcode: 1406387

July 12 – Kitchen Midden: Pottery
What are middens and what can they tell us about past societies? What clues can be uncovered from pottery shards?
Barcode: 1406454

July 19 – Archeology of Buildings
Can you guess how a building was used just from its ruins? Can the clues left behind tell you what a building looked like?
Barcode: 1406463

July 26 – Geology
How do geologists set up a dig? Can you identify the stones and crystals you might find?
Barcode: 1406472


July 5, 2018
10:00 - 11:30
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Billings Estate National Historic Site
2100 Cabot Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 6K1 Canada
(613) 247-4830
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