May 4, 2011

Ask-A-Geologist Day

Kamloops, B.C. - Kamloops Museum and Archives is holding "Ask-A-Geologist Day" on Saturday, May 7th, from 1:00 - 3:30 pm at 207 Seymour Street.

The event is organised by Kamloops Exploration Group (KEG), and this year the group with be hosting Janet Denault from the Secwepemc Museum to highlight traditional First Nations uses of and products in stone. As well, Bert William, an archaeologist from the Bonaparte Indian Band (Stuctewsemc), will be demonstrating traditional flint knapping techniques.

The event is open to the public of all ages. For a $3 admission charge, visitors may bring stone and rock samples to be identified by professional geologists; meet with Bert William and Janet Denault; participate in a number of hands-on mining and geology activities and displays; and tour all three floors of the Museum.

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Media Contact:
Melissa Baker, Museum Educator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3493
mbaker@kamloops.ca

Elisabeth Duckworth, Museum Supervisor
City of Kamloops
250-828-3576
educkworth@kamloops.ca