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).

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

Global Geoparks Conference, Saint John, NB

At the recent International UNESCO Conference on Global Geoparks, held in Saint John, New Brunswick, former president Elisabeth Kosters took the opportunity to present a copy of the AGS publication, The Last Billion Years, to some of the dignitaries attending the conference.

Elisabeth Kosters - AGS Clutching their gift, from left to right: Patrick McKeever - UNESCO/IGP; Jean-Paul Blackburn - Canadian ambassador to UNESCO; Suzette Kimball - Director, US Geological Survey; Elisabeth Kosters - AGS; Nicholas Zouros - Chair of the European Geopark network; Andrew Logan - chair of local organizing committee.
Photographs courtesy of Dominique Potvin

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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Halifax Harbour: A Geological Journey
A DVD produced for the AGS
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Pricing ..

$15.00 for AGS members
$20.00 for non-AGS members
price includes tax and shipping.

AGS c/o Lynn Graves
Dept. of Earth and Environmental Science
12 University Ave HSH 327
Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
B4P 2R6

Make check or money order in Canadian dollars to: "Atlantic Geoscience Society"
We advise teachers to encourage their school boards to purchase the DVD. When the Resources Centre (part of the Department of Education) approves the DVD as a legitimate resource (as they have with the other AGS videos), teachers can then obtain a copy (from the Learning Centre) for the cost of a DVD or tape - only a few dollars.

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News & Events 

Northeastern Friends of the Pleistocene

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

Rejected proposal for veterans memorial monument
in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Letter to Hon. Minister Catherine McKenna expressing the opposition of the Atlantic Geoscience Society with respect to the proposed ‘Mother Canada’ monument at Green Cove, Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Letter to Mark Eyking, MP for Sydney-Victoria, concerning proposed Veteran Monument in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park

AGS in the News

Click the link(s) below to access various news stories that involve the AGS

Open Letter to Prime Minister published in Chronicle Herald, June 13, 2012

Study to determine if rising sea levels are a threat to coastal drinking water, The Daily Gleaner, February 14, 2011

AGS Session Tidal Power, The Digby Courier - April 1, 2010

New Brunswick Musseum, Press Release - February 25, 2010

Moncton Times-Transcript - February 7, 2009

Where on Earth does your stuff come from?
Chronicle-Herald - February 4, 2009

(Modified by Joe Mac: October 13, 2018)