At the end of every workshop, the participants are asked to complete a written evaluation. A teacher sitting on the Committee leads the group in a discussion about what worked and what didn't. The comments and recommendations are considered seriously by the EdGEO Committee when planning subsequent workshops. Perhaps this process has been one of the reasons the program has lived a long life. The following comments were taken from the written evaluations provided since the start of the program in 1994.
"Knowing the geology of your own province makes teaching so much easier."
"Tons of information. Lots of print resources. I can't wait to get a good look at all of it. "
"A fantastic learning environment!"
"A great opportunity to brainstorm with other geology teachers from our province."
"Presenters were very informative without being over our heads. Really liked the idea of using an urban environment to study geology themed topics."
"As a first time participant I am very impressed with the EdGEO Rocks experience."
"Very professional workshop!"
"Without a doubt, the best workshop I have ever attended."
"I really enjoyed the workshop - as a refresher for my geology courses - the amount of material I have received has been great."
"We have been given a goldmine of resources to augment great experiences in geology."
"You are making a valuable contribution in facilitating learning for teachers and students in Nova Scotia."
"Thank you for an enjoyable and educational day and a half. The workshop was well organized and very informative."
"Excellent resources, excellent and enthusiastic resource people."