Virtual tour of building stones in downtown Edmonton
The buildings in downtown Edmonton contain a fascinating collection of building stones. These building stones are beautiful to look at and represent a useful educational resource: all major rock types and rock-forming minerals are clearly displayed, and some of the rocks contain large fossils. Furthermore, the stone in a number of buildings has an historical and architectural connection.
Take a virtual Rock Walk of downtown Edmonton. This PowerPoint show assists you in learning more about the rocks and minerals in a building through an interactive map of downtown.
Make sure to download the Rock Walk handout created for a hosted Rock Walk for teachers. The handout contains additional material on igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks.