Atlantic Geoscience Society
Société Géoscientifique de l'Atlantique

The Atlantic Geoscience Society (AGS) brings together earth scientists from universities, government institutions, the mining and petroleum industries, and consultants in the Atlantic Provinces. Its membership includes professional geologists, students, and interested members of the public. It is an entirely volunteer association with a small membership fee. AGS is affiliated with the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) , the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists(AAPG). AGS is a member society of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES).

Abraham Gesner statue unveiled
The statue of Abraham Gesner was officially unveiled on Saturday, 4 May 2019.

Thanks to Martha Hickman-Hild for the photographs of the event, which I have compiled at AGS was able to contribute toward this installation, and President Martha Grantham provided comments on our behalf.

The Travelling Speaker Series
Travels to the NB Museum in Saint John, NB
16 May 2019, 7 p.m.
Bob Grantham will be speaking.

Title: "Globe-trotting in Nova Scotia."

Description: Every rock you pick up has a story to tell. Join Bob Grantham, Past President of the Atlantic Geoscience Society, former Curator of Geology at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, and founding Executive Director of the Johnson Geo Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland, as he leads you on a trip around the globe as evidenced by the rock formations of the Maritime Provinces. Bob's talk is based on evidence in Nova Scotia, however the same formations are found elsewhere in the region.

You don't need a passport, but be prepared to travel the globe and speed through past eras that brought us to where we are today.

The Peter Russell Rock Garden at the University of Waterloo

We have the N Mtn Basalt columns from NS nicely installed and labelled in the Rock Garden. I sent you photos earlier of the Red Granite from NB (seen in one of the photos again here). They are spectacular and we are excited to have Atlantic Canada represented in the Garden. I have some Wallace sandstone from NS and red sandstone from PEI (yes hard stuff I hope to withstand weathering) on their way so now we will have PEI represented too. Again many thanks to you and all the others who helped make this happen. We certainly appreciate it and so will the students and visitors to the Garden for years to come. - Barry Warner - July 2017

Four Billion Years and Counting: Canada's Geological Heritage

The book is now available from the AGS, priced at $35.00 for AGS members and $39.95 for non-members

New Products/Publications

Nova Scotia Pebbles. No cost digital file and hardcopies are available.
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Fundy Basin postcards. Price is $3.00 a set ($5.00 for two).
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Nova Scotia Rocks (2nd edition). No cost for educational purposes. Class sets are available.
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Northeastern Friends of the Pleistocene

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, May 31 to June 2, 2019
See: First Announcement

AGS 46th Colloquium and Annual General Meeting

Holiday Inn,
Truro, Nova Scotia
February 7-9th, 2020

The website for the conference link to follow

(Modified by Joe Mac: April 15, 2019)