Kits Fossil Forest Walk

Below BC host a public outreach and education walk to introduce the local community to the Kits Fossil Forrest. Prior to the walk, they present them with an evolutionary timeline to give them an idea of what they are about to see. Features of the walk include seeing wave fossilization, erosion in the area, lava dykes, coal deposits and the fossils themselves. This is a fantastic opportunity to educate the public and get them involved with each other as a community.

AME Strategic Plan component(s): Public Awareness and Stakeholder Awareness and Education

Below BC Website

Collaboratively, Below BC, AME and the PME have worked together to gather samples of BC gems, minerals and fossils. This has involved roughly 200 hours on the AME rooftop sorting and recording samples.This was followed by suitable samples being brought to the SGDS Hive office where they were cleaned, photographed and added to the website. There are currently 58 specimens on the web site which include 360 photos, macro photos and a description of the samples.

Below BC has also added a virtual tour of the Sea to Sky Highway. The goal in the coming months is to work on duplicating the website with a Yukon edition, finishing the AME collection and completing and posting more virtual field trips.

AME Strategic Plan component(s): Public Awareness and Stakeholder Awareness and Education