Climate Change Workshops

Location: British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Colorado, and New Brunswick

Climate change and its consequences are amongst the most critical challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. For today’s youth, these challenges will impact their careers and lives. Based on BGC-collected survey data, climate change remains an underrepresented learning objective in K-12 school curricula. As an applied earth science company, BGC is keenly aware of how climate change will impact our work and our communities and clients. We wanted to use this perspective and experience to provide meaningful climate change education and outreach to elementary and high school students.

What We Do

We aim to deliver high quality and engaging workshops that inform students on climate change themes and empower them with the knowledge to instill change. This is achieved through a combination of interactive presentations and inquiry-based activities that work through the following topics:

  • What is climate change?
  • Anthropogenic influence on the planet
  • Major climate change contributors
  • How we as individuals and as a community can help the planet

The content prepared for each topic has been purposefully made to integrate with the British Columbia k-12 school curriculum. We have worked and continue to work with BGC’s in-house climatologist to ensure that these workshops and content are consistent with current climate change research.

Contact Us

If you you’re an educator or parent and are interested in having us come to a classroom, please reach out to us at [email protected].

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University Design Projects

University team photo

Location: Canada
Partners: Queen’s University, The University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University

BGC is supporting capstone engineering design projects at several universities across Canada. Engineering students, typically in their final year of undergraduate study, work collaboratively with BGC to solve an open-ended earth science problem. BGC contributes by providing a design project idea and regular mentorship throughout the year, and students benefit from the ability to participate in real-world engineering projects under the guidance of experienced mentors. Current projects involve optimizing an open pit mining sequence, designing a tailings facility, and analyzing risk associated with landslide geohazards.

Girls in STEAM event at Telus World of Science using Microsoft Hololens

Girls and STEAM Vancouver

Girls in STEAM event at Telus World of Science using Microsoft Hololens

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Partners: Telus World of Science

Girls and STEAM is an annual event hosted by the Telus World of Science, in Vancouver, BC. This event inspires girls ages 11-13 to discover and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design, and Math (STEAM) while learning from professional female mentors working in STEAM careers. In 2019, BGC supported this event by participating in workshop sessions under the theme of ‘mining done right’ with hands-on activities that included dam building and failure, 3D visualization using the Microsoft Hololens and 3D slope scanning, using a hand-held scanner. In 2020, BGC developed an educational video on landslides including how you can build one in your kitchen to learn about natural hazards. BGC’s participation in this event contributed to inspiring the leaders of the future to pursue careers in STEAM.

Girls in STEAM event at Telus World Of Science