The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists

October 21, 2008 08:30 ET

The CSPG Honourary Address Gets Kids and Adults Excited About Science With The Science of Big Wave Surfing

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 21, 2008) - The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) in association with our presenting sponsors the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG), The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA) and the CSPG Trust presents the CSPG Honorary Address, The Science of Big Wave Surfing.

This annual event gets Jr. High School students excited about science and how it relates to the world around them. This year's presentation features one of the world's best and most well known big wave surfers, Jeff Clark. Jeff will be speaking to 2,400 Jr. High School students from around Calgary on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 11:00 to 12:30 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. He will also be speaking at an evening public event at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 for booth displays with the presentation beginning at 7:00 p.m. Media are welcome to attend both events.

Jeff will be speaking about how the ocean and science collide - sharing videos and life experiences surfing one of the most dangerous waves in the world - Mavericks. An introduction will be given by University of Calgary Assistant Professor, Dr. Stephan M. Hubbard. Tickets are available through TicketWeb at 1.888.222.6608 or www.ticketweb.ca for adults $10 and seniors, students and groups for $8.

This exciting event aims to show kids how science is more than Bunsen burners and periodic tables. Science is all around us and Jeff Clark makes his living riding one of earth's great creations.

Jeff will be available for interviews in person on the morning of Tuesday, October 28 and by phone the week before the event.

For more information please visit www.cspg.org/events.

View more about Jeff Clark and Mavericks at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdsZfZggMcw

Please click the following link to view the Jeff Clark Biography: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1020cspg.pdf

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