For Immediate Release
October 1, 2001


Edmonton (September '01)… The eighth annual Rock and Fossil will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Provincial Museum of Alberta. A free event for all rock and fossil collectors and enthusiasts. The Rock and Fossil clinic is sponsored by the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and the Provincial Museum as part of Science and Technology Week.

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from Alberta's professional geologists. Find out what they do for Alberta's economy and how their contributions are changing our lives.

Today's modern societies are totally dependent on the use of scientific knowledge and its application through technology - but the countless ways in which science touches our daily lives are often taken for granted. The aim of Sciences and Technology Week is to demonstrate, through thought-provoking projects and activities, the successes and importance of science in a manner accessible to the non-specialist public. The rationale for holding a Science and Technology Week has is to emphasize the importance of the role of science and technology in modern societies and the need to ensure that the public recognizes its importance.

Science and Technology Week, which runs from October 13 to 20, recognizes and embraces the achievements of Alberta's science and technology communities, and promotes their contributions to the quality of life we enjoy in Alberta.

APEGGA is responsible for regulating the practice of engineering, geology and geophysics in the province of Alberta. APEGGA's authority is a statute of the province of Alberta, The Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Professions (EGGP) Act. Under the EGGP Act, registration with APEGGA is required to practice engineering, geology or geophysics in the province of Alberta. APEGGA has served Albertans since 1920; with over 35,000 members APEGGA is the largest professional association in Alberta.


To arrange an interview or for more information please contact
Bronwen Strembiski
Public Relations Coordinator
(780) 426-3990 ext. 367