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Geopark Geoscientist – Full-time PositionPDF Description

The Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark is located along Nova Scotia’s Fundy shore, from Lower Truro, Colchester County, to Apple River, Cumberland County. It highlights and promotes the region’s extraordinary, world renowned geology, archeology and cultural heritage.

The Geopark Geoscientist is foremost responsible for conveying and interpreting the geological heritage of the Geopark to visitors and residents. The Geoscientist will be assisted by the Geological Advisory Committee in identifying and developing materials to promote the geological heritage of the Geopark to a wide range of users. He/she will work under the direction of the Geopark Manager and will develop interpretive resources and geoscience programs for the Geopark. This work will be consistent with requirements of UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network in their periodic revalidation of the Geopark.   Read More >>>



The Cliffs Are Growing

Debert, NS, September 18, 2020 – Business is booming at the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark! September has been a busy month already as we moved into our permanent office in Debert and welcomed a new member to our team.   Read More >>>



Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Celebrates UNESCO Designation

August 11, 2020, Debert, NS – There are many good reasons for a party, but the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark has a special reason to celebrate. On Wednesday August 5, Board members and volunteers gathered with 150 invited guests to applaud the UNESCO designation which was received just a few short weeks ago. The Cliffs of Fundy has joined an elite group of only 5 Geoparks in Canada and only 161 Global Geoparks in 44 countries world-wide. The event was held outdoors at beautiful Five Islands Lighthouse Park. Our guests enjoyed a beautiful sunny afternoon and a chance to celebrate, while adhering to all the COVID-19 precautions. Don Fletcher, Chair of the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark and Councillor for Cumberland County commented “A great day and a special thank you for all the hard work to get us to this special event. We accept the challenge and will strive to be the best Geopark in the world. Bring on the visitors!”   Read More >>>



Geopark Administrative Assistant Job Posting

Part-time Position

The Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark is located along Nova Scotia’s Fundy shore, from Lower Truro, Colchester County, to Apple River, Cumberland County. It highlights and promotes the region’s extraordinary, world renowned geology, archeology and cultural heritage.

The role of the Geopark Administrative Assistant is to assist the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Manager in achieving the goals of operating a leading UNESCO Global Geopark.   Read More >>>



UNESCO Bestows Prestigious ‘Global Geopark’ Status on Two Outstanding Sites in the Atlantic Provinces

Ottawa, ONT. (July 10, 2020) – The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canadian Geoparks Network are pleased to announce that the Cliffs of Fundy, in Nova Scotia, and Discovery, in Newfoundland and Labrador, have been designated UNESCO Global Geoparks.

Geoparks are sites recognized by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, for their exceptional geological heritage. Being designated a Geopark means having the ability to mobilize local stakeholders to preserve unique geological sites and educate visitors about them. Geoparks also play a leading role in fostering high quality, sustainable tourism and contributing to the vitality of local economies.

As inhabitants of the coasts of the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark for more than 11,000 years, the Mi’kmaq were the area’s first geologists. With more than 40 geosites across 125 km, visitors can discover the Earth’s incredible natural history, the world’s highest tides, Canada’s oldest dinosaur fossils, and magnificent landscapes steeped in Mi’kmaq legends, tales and culture, Acadian traditions, and a dynamic arts and food culture.   Read More >>>



Cliffs of Fundy Achieves UNESCO Global Geopark Designation

The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, spanning the Fundy shore of Cumberland and Colchester counties from Apple River to Lower Truro, has officially been named a “UNESCO Global Geopark”. The prestigious designation was announced today at a meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris and is anticipated to be a catalyst for tourism growth in Nova Scotia.   Read More >>>



UNESCO Global Geoparks Council examines new applications

The UNESCO Global Geoparks Council is responsible for assessing revalidated and new UNESCO Global Geopark nominations, which are then submitted to UNESCO’s Executive Board for endorsement. At its fourth statutory meeting held in Lombok, Indonesia, from 31 August to 2 September 2019, the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council assessed 13 new applications for UNESCO Global Geoparks, five previously deferred applications, one extension request larger than 10% of an existing UNESCO Global Geopark, resulting in a new application, and 38 revalidations.

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Exciting Announcement from Cliffs of Fundy

The Cliffs of Fundy Aspiring Geopark has cleared a major hurdle on the road to UNESCO designation.

The steering committee for the project has had its application accepted by the Canadian Geoparks Network, and has been approved for site evaluation by the Canadian National Committee for Geoparks this summer.

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Cliffs of Fundy Update Spring 2018

Application Progress 
The Steering Committee of the Cliffs of Fundy Aspiring Geopark has submitted its application to the Canadian Geoparks Network, which will deliberate and determine if Cliffs of Fundy will proceed to the next step in becoming a Global Geopark. This is an exciting time for the committee! Spring and Summer are going to be busy with preparations for a possible site visit from the Canadian evaluation team.

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The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark welcomes Debbie Boehlen to our team as our admin assistant. Read the full press release here:
The Cliffs Are Growing:
Debert, NS, September 18, 2020 – Business is booming at the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark! September has been a busy month already as we moved into our permanent office in Debert and welcomed a new member to our team.
Debbie Boehlen was greeted by Board members this week at the first meeting since she started work as the Administrative Assistant. Debbie brings a wealth of admin experience as she has run her own business for many years. Her love of the outdoors and education in both Forestry Technology and Geography gives her an excellent background for her work with the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark. Debbie loves exploring the Fundy shore and is looking forward to visiting some of the geosites she has not yet seen.
The other exciting news for this month, is the Geopark’s move into our permanent office in the Debert Business Park. Renovations have been completed, and the official move in-date was September 8th. The Municipality of the County of Colchester has provided this office space as part of their ongoing financial support for the Geopark. “We appreciate and value the financial support of both Cumberland and Colchester counties”, says Manager Beth Peterkin. “This is truly a unique municipal partnership and it’s what makes the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark such a strong organization.” The business of the Geopark will be managed from the Debert office, although the staff will also be out in the field and visiting tourism partners throughout the 165 km length of the Geopark on many occasions.
Just to keep things busy and exciting, plans are underway to hire a Geoscientist to round out the staffing component. The hiring for that position is in process and advertising will start shortly. This third staff person will also be based out of the Debert office, but he/she will spend a great deal of time out in the field doing research, meeting community members and assisting with our education programs. For information on the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark, visit our website at www.fundygeopark.ca. We can be reached in Debert at 902-641-2225 or by email at manager@fundygeopark.ca and look forward to hearing from you.
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Making music at the Fundy Discovery Site!!Another Monday, another Cantabile rehearsal! This week we visited the Fundy Discovery Site for our outdoor, physical distance rehearsal.

A bit on the cooler side, but still a gorgeous evening filled with wonderful music-making!
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What is a Geopark?

A Geopark is a designation that attracts tourists wishing to explore the connections between geology, local communities, culture, and nature. Geoparks are designed to promote tourism and celebrate a region’s uniqueness, and do not prohibit any land use.