Research

The Cliffs of Fundy region has been a centre of research since the 1830’s, when Abraham Gesner was the local physician and the minerals and fossils of the Bay of Fundy attracted
Charles Lyell and others.

The discovery in 1984 of the early Jurassic crocodile, mammal-like reptile and dinosaur fossils at Wasson Bluff became further inspiration for local researchers.

The region now attracts a variety of both local and international research projects including those directed at rift-basin development, paleontology, and resource development. Currently, researchers from Harvard University, the Smithsonian Institute, Columbia University, and others from the UK have done recent work in the area.

Historical and Genealogical Research
The Age of Sail Museum, Ottawa House Museum, Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Welcome Centre, and Bass River Heritage Museum offer facilities and archives to support research related to local history, genealogy, and the ship-building history of the Parrsboro shore.

Bay of Fundy Tides and Ecology
The FORCE visitor centre, 10km west of Parrsboro, overlooks the ocean test site where new tidal energy devices hope to generate electricity from the fast moving waters of the Minas Passage. FORCE provides underwater power cables to connect devices to the shore, and conducts environmental monitoring and research to better understand any potential effects. This renewable technology has the potential to play an important role in Canada’s response to climate change.

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The Amazing Astronomy event at the Advocate Library is tomorrow night (Thursday, May 23, 2024) at 10pm! ... See MoreSee Less
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Here's more information on the research being conducteDalhousie Universityrsity on the Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon. Very interesting! ... See MoreSee Less
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Cliffs of Fundy Geopark (Society) Networking Event & AGM (June 17, 2024)All are invited to attend a Networking Event and Annual General Meeting for the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Society on Monday, June 17, 2024, starting at 7pm at the Economy Recreation Centre. Learn about the Geopark and what’s new, network and exchange brochures with area tourism businesses and organizations, and most importantly, renew your membership or become a member to participate in the Annual General Meeting.Tourism Businesses and Organizations are invited to set up a display to promote themselves and exchange brochures (set up between 6:30pm-7pm). The networking event will begin at 7pm with light refreshments and the Annual General Meeting will take place at 7:30pm.Annual membership fees for the Society are $10 for individuals, $15 for a family, and $20 for businesses/organizations. All proceeds support the Society and its work in promoting the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark, which spans the Fundy shore from Lower Truro to Apple River. UNESCO Global Geoparks are landscapes of international geological significance that are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education, and sustainable development. At present, there are 213 UNESCO Global Geoparks in 48 countries. Cliffs of Fundy is one of just five in Canada. The Geopark and UNESCO designation puts our region on the international stage and validates something we have always known – we live in a very special part of the world!See you on the June 17th! If you have questions email manager@fundygeopark.ca or call 902-641-2225. ... See MoreSee Less
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Cliffs of Fundy is a proud to be a member of the Global Geoparks Network and among some of the most extraordinary places from around the world! Check out the stunning landscapes in this video, learn more about the GGN, and pay extra close attention at the 1:58 minute mark : ) ... See MoreSee Less
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Now here's a great event coming up in the Geopark on Thursday, May 23rd at 10pm offered by the Advocate LibrCumberland Public Librariesaries)!Through generous financial contributions from the Public Health Agency of Canada, we are able to offer our Amazing Astronomy program! Come watch the stars with your community and learn about astronomy. Snacks and planetarium presentations provided.Date: Thursday, May 23rdTime: 10pmLocation: Advocate Library (93 Mills Road)Call 902-392-2214 to register!*Please note: This program is weather dependent. Our rain date will be Thursday, May 30 at 10pm.* ... See MoreSee Less
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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.