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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Updated: February 08, 2021
News & Events 

AGS Travelling Speaker Series
"D’Arcy McGee Beacon Fellowship Lecture."

The Energy Transition: The Greening of Atlantic Canada and Ireland

Lecturer: Professor Grant Wach, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Friday, March 12, 2021 1:00pm AST 5:00pm GMT

Online session hosted by Trinity College Dublin Centre for the Environment
Register via Eventbrite:

AGS Travelling Speaker Series
"Explore Atlantic Canada’s UNESCO Global Geoparks."

Presented by John Calder

John Calder has been involved in Geoheritage - the sharing of the geological story of our Earth with the public - for much of career. John is the Chair of the Canadian Geoparks Network and has been deeply involved in the creation of Nova Scotia's newly declared Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark.

This talk is now available to watch on YouTube
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(Updated: March 11, 2021)