Roving Scientists


The Roving Scientist Program is our geoscience outreach program that began in 2013 as a partnership with Mount Royal and has since expanded to include universities across western Canada and the public. Through the Roving Scientist Program, university students, professional geoscientists and Canmore Museum staff and volunteers spend weekend afternoons hiking up to Grassi Lakes and providing free interpretation to visitors about the geology, history, and ecology of the area. Starting in 2018, Roving Scientist volunteers can also be found at Riverside Park and Cougar Creek in Canmore, as well as at local events.

We are always looking for new volunteers to help with the program. If you love spending time outside, sharing your knowledge with visitors of all age, and learning more about the geology of our local area, then this might be the program for you! Our Roving Season kicks off in early June with interpretive and wildlife training, as well as a guided hike to Grassi Lakes. Additionally, students and recent graduates of geology or related programs who volunteer as rovers may be eligible for expense reimbursement and Apprentice Interpretive Guide Training from the Interpretive Guides Association.

If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the program, please contact our Programming Coordinator at

The Roving Scientist Program is generously supported by the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists

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