Professional Development Event – Rocky Voices

Do you ever wonder what rocks would tell you, if they could talk? We have a University of Calgary geoscience professor who studies mountain building in western Canada.

Join us for an interactive presentation by the author of “Rocky Voices: The memories of minerals that form the Rocky Mountains”. The presentation will be led by Eva Enkelmann who combined scientific facts with creative writing in entertaining short stories. Her work was recently featured in:
CBC Radio

The presentation will highlight some earth stories from well-known locations that are fun to share with all ages, followed by a Q&A period with the author.

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm MST
Location: Virtually on Zoom
CPD Hours: 1.5 hours
Price: Free!

Rocky Voices: 

Rocky Voices –  The memories of minerals that form the Rocky Mountains is a roadside geology book for children traveling through the Rocky Mountains. Unlike similar geology books, these twelve creatively written stories give ancient minerals a voice and capture the surprisingly adventurous, sometimes heartbreaking, and always entertaining truths of the minerals of the Rocky Mountains.

Featured personified minerals include Lucy Calcite, Ray Clay, Sir Charles Zircon, Emma Amphipora, Bridget Cement, David Rock Flour, and more. Each story shows the minerals’ captivating perspectives of today’s well-known destinations in the Rocky Mountains, such as Lake Louise and Banff.

These factual stories are as educational as they are fun and mesmerizing. Visit these locations, have a picnic, and read a story about the fascinating processes of rock forming and mountain building over the past millions of years.

Rocky Voices, may be purchased at Cafe Books or online.

Eva Enkelmann

Eva Enkelmann is a geology professor at the University of Calgary and researches mountain-building processes and educates the next generations of scientists. As a geologist, she is trained to listen to the rocks, read their minds, and uncover their stories from over hundreds of millions of years. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her free time climbing, hiking, and skiing in the Rocky Mountains. She was born and raised in Germany and lived in the US for ten years before she came to Calgary, Alberta, in 2017.

  • Course PD Hours: 1.5


Jun 21 2023


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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On Zoom
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