Sunshine Coast Elder College

Spring 2019

Geology of the Gibsons Aquifer

The Gibsons Aquifer is an economically valuable natural resource, supplying abundant drinking water with minimal treatment. Like any reservoir, aquifers may become contaminated or depleted by unregulated use. Public support for metering and science-based management depends on appreciation of its unique geological history.  This course aims to provide that appreciation, based on knowledge of regional geology over the past 175 to 100 million years — including contributing events, such as the 15 major ice ages over the last 1.5 million years, the eruption of Mount Garibaldi, fluctuating sea levels during the last two glaciations, and much more. Recommended reading: Geology of British Columbia: A Journey Through Time by Sydney Cannings et al.

NOTE: The rack card describing our Spring classes shows an incorrect location for the first class, the correct location is Capilano University in Sechelt as shown here.

Dates Three Fridays, January 4, March 22 & March 29

January 4 & March 22; 1 pm to 4 pm

March 29; 2 pm to 4 pm


January 4 & March 22; CapU, Sechelt Campus

March 29; Field Trip


Peter Hews

Course fee $36.75 (GST incl.)