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).

AGS President - Dave Lentz with AGS Council Members - Tim Fedak and John Calder at the UNESCO Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Opening

Cliffs of Fundy, Bonavista Peninsula named UNESCO Global Geoparks

25th NS Workshop - Gold Mining in Nova Scotia

AGS New Publication: Geology of Green Cove brochure –
free download available.

Green Cove is a designated Nova Scotia Geoheritage Site protected by its location in a National Park. Here you can walk on rocks that preserve unsurpassed evidence about the ancient history of the Cape Breton Highlands. They provide a treasured glimpse into the Earth’s distant past and invaluable insights about Earth processes.

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 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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News & Events 

AGS Talk/Webinar Series
"Greening of the Maritimes - The Energy Transition."

Presented by Professor Grant Wach, D.Phil., FGS, P. Geo
Thursday October 22th, 2:00pm NDT (1:30pm ADT)

Hosted by Jared Butler & Anne Westhues (NL GAC) & Dave Lentz (AGS)

For further information on Dr. Grant Wach: Professor Grant Wach Bio

Job Posting
New Brunsick Department of Natural Resources and Energy - Mining Recorder

The NB Mining Recorder position has been posted as an open competition. The competition closes on November 6th, 2020.

For further information:

AGS 47th Colloquium and Annual General Meeting

Old Orchard Inn,
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
February 5 - 6th, 2021

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