GEOLOGICAL BUS TOURS
July 19th and August 23rd at 10:00 AM, 2014. It takes approximately 3 hours and will tour all over Summerland to see the strata revealed by the making of the highway, the formation of the Silt Cliffs, how Okanagan Lake was formed and some great examples of lava flows from the extinct volcano and striations, or ice scratch troughs, left from the last glacier passing through here.
It also includes a short 5 minute easy hike up the base of the west side of Giant’s Head Mountain on Shale Avenue. We will also be driving to the parking lot at the top of Giant’s Head Mountain and then taking a 10 minute easy hike to the summit to enjoy the gorgeous panoramic view and geological explanation of the valley. Geologist Dr. Kathleen Jagger brings with her a vast knowledge of local geology and a fun, hands-on learning environment.
Cost is $15. Pre-registration and payment at the Museum is required (Tuesday to Saturday from 10 to 4).
For more info call 494-9395.
Rain or shine…. Meet inside the Museum at 9:45 and then at 10:00 a.m. everyone will hop on the bus. Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and be prepared for every kind of weather and possibly bugs too. Bring a snack to enjoy at the top of the mountain. Bottled water will be provided.
NOTE: Anyone not wanting to make the trip to the top of Giant’s Head will be dropped off at the Museum on our way up.