Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival

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At the end of May, Aardvark once again participated in the annual Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival. The Festival brings together the expertise of educators, groundwater specialists and members of industry and government to provide students in grade 2 through 5 with the opportunity to discover the importance and the diversity of its uses in historical and modern times.

From http://www.wwcgf.com/:

Water has played an essential role in the economic, social and industrial development of Ontario. As individuals, we depend on water for our very lives. Communities have developed around water sources to support the growth of commerce, industry and transportation. On a provincial level, our abundant water supply is a cornerstone of the success of our diversified economy, and has played a key role in our ability to create and maintain a standard of living ranked among the best in the world. The Waterloo Wellington Children’s Groundwater Festival offers hands-on activities, discussions, demonstrations, displays and exhibits that will challenge students to consider the importance of groundwater to them as individuals and to society at large.

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Suriname, South America

Loading the rig onto a container bound for Suriname.Geotechnical drilling at a gold mine in the middle of the jungle.  First couple months were hot and sunny.  Then came the rain…and did it ever rain!

Tight fit. Guelph to Halifax to Jamaica to Suriname. There was some mud... and some mud... some more mud... and just a little bit more mud... and some mud...

Igloolik, Nunavut

Igloolik, NunavutWe loaded all our gear on a really big plane in Ottawa and flew to Iqaluit.  Then to Igloolik.

The task at hand – BQ coring permafrost to test the geology, and install temperature probes under the local Public School…very glad it was August!

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Bermuda at the Docks (Heritage and King’s Wharfs)

Driling in Bermuda.The ‘Super Cruise Ships’ cannot dock in Bermuda.  Geotechnical drilling using our HQ3 diamond drilling equipment to collect geological data deep below the surface will allow engineers to design adequate docking facilities for the super ships.

Drilling in Bermuda. Drilling in Bermuda. Drilling in Bermuda. Drilling in Bermuda.