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About Louise Leslie MSc, MA 

GeoLearns is a business that promotes learning outdoors, which is without a doubt the best classroom for learning about earth science. Principal of GeoLearns, Louise Leslie, founded her business in October 2020 based on her passion and earth science experience. Louise's passion for sharing earth science education began years ago when she was invited to her son's grade 3 class to talk about her career as a geologist. She was awed by the students' endless curiosity and eagerness to engage in learning about rocks, minerals and fossils.

Hands-down, there is no better classroom for learning earth science than being immersed in the natural outdoor environment. Teachers and parents can witness for themselves while joining Louise on new adventures within the outdoor classroom. Nova Scotia is fortunate to have so many accessible places that school children can visit to experience first hand the rich coastline and beaches along the north coast of the Minas Basin, home to the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark. This wonderful, UNESCO outdoor classroom is the backdrop to GeoLearns experiential learning environment.

Masters of Science in Quaternary Geology and Masters of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication

Louise Leslie is an earth science educator who has a Masters of Science in Quaternary Geology from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication from Royal Roads University. For more than ten years, Louise's career as a professional geologist brought her work experience in remote areas of Western and Northern Canada. Concurrent with her geology career, Louise served in the Medical Branch of the Canadian Army Forces (CAF) Reserves rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and Commanding Officer. She had to set aside her passion for geology when she transferred to the CAF Regular Force which brought her across Canada and on international deployments. Retired from CAF, Louise now resides in Nova Scotia with her husband, David, and their golden retrievers in their forever home along the Minas Basin, overlooking Two Islands. 


Our unique Pebble Guide and Products make learning fun

  • Providing classroom-ready resources and tools for teachers and students to engage in real-life, authentic experiences. 
  • Promoting field trips as an integral and essential component that enriches classroom learning.


What others are saying

Don't just take our word for it, hear what others have to say about our unique approach to learning.
  • Danielle

    “Working through the rock classification was super helpful! Initially looking at the flow chart it seemed difficult but the more you use it, the easier it was.”

    High School Teacher
  • Michelle

    “I loved this hands-on activity and resource. Students need to be building their observation skills and learning vocabulary. This is a great skill based/inquiry lesson.”

    Grade 4 Teacher
  • Sam

    “Liked that it’s hands-on and will get the kids outside! Liked the problem-solving aspect.”

    Grade 7 Science Teacher

Our Services

Whether you are looking for Workshops, Field Trips, Classroom Visits, or One-on-One Expertise, we have you covered. With our experienced guidance you and your students will enjoy the benefits of our hands-on, land-based, student-led educational programs.


All materials are provided by GeoLearns™ and can be purchased separately or as part of a package for your classroom. If you require any special requests please Contact Us