Engineering and Geoscience Week

Each year, APEGS requests the Government of Saskatchewan to proclaim Engineering and Geoscience Week as the first week in March as part of National Engineering Month. This year, Engineering and Geoscience Week was February 26 to March 4, 2023.

The week provides an opportunity to celebrate the essential role that engineers and geoscientists play in the lives of Saskatchewan residents to ensure safety while providing a modern way of life. On March 2, 2023, APEGS honoured engineering and geoscience professionals who were recipients of the APEGS awards with a banquet in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Visit Honours and Awards for more information about the awards.

Engineering and Geoscience Week is also an opportunity to attract fresh minds to the professions. APEGS encourages students’ interest in the professions by sponsoring and promoting two online educational resources about engineering and geoscience.

GeoExplore Saskatchewan

GeoExplore Saskatchewan

APEGS sponsors this interactive resource to allow students to explore the many geoscience wonders of the province. There are over 80 points of interest, with photos and explanations of a variety of unique and beautiful features, plus thematic pages explaining fundamental geological concepts in plain language, like the Avonlea and Big Muddy badlands (with iconic Castle Butte), the Qu’Appelle Valley glacial spillway, and the rock formations that created Saskatchewan’s waterfalls and cliffs.

Check out GeoExplore by clicking here.

GeoExplore Saskatchewan (10:04)

A walk through some highlights of the online resource with a professional geoscientist.

Mineral Identification (11:14)

A lesson on mineral identification for Earth Science 30, Grade 7 science and Grade 4 science delivered by a science educator.

Mineral Identification – Teacher Tips (1:30)

Some tips to help teachers prepare to deliver the lesson.

Dream Big

Dream Big: Engineering our World

This movie, with accompanying educational resources, was introduced by APEGS to all schools in Saskatchewan for Engineering and Geoscience Week 2019. These resources allow students to explore how engineers solve big and small problems to improve people’s lives. APEGS continues to make the movie and resources available to schools through the Ministry of Education’s ROVER service (Recommended Online Video Educational Resources).

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