Thomas Cove

From the nature trails of Thomas Cove, experience soul-satisfying viewscapes of the Bay to Five Islands, Cape Split and beyond. The ecology of the woodlands and tidal creeks, and the geology of the Triassic rocks combine here to give one a true sense of all that the Geopark is. The ‘Brick Kilns are offshore sentinels of basalt that have long served as a landmark to sailors and shore goers alike.

Age: Late Triassic (circa 220 million years)
Access: Well developed trail, parking available. Accessible via Economy Point Road, Economy
GPS Coordinates: 45.362788, -63.915236
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Job Posting: Geopark Geoscientist (full-time)
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.
The Geoscientist will contribute geological expertise to educational programming of geoscience, marketing initiatives, and to the infrastructure committee. He/she will assist the Geopark Manager in representing the Geopark on committees and public events. The Geoscientist is expected to prepare and deliver presentations at regional and international geoscience and geotourism meetings as resources permit. The Geoscientist is expected to liaise and develop working relationships with visiting geoscientists and institutions conducting research and field studies in the Geopark.
• A minimum bachelor’s degree in Geology or Earth Science; a graduate degree is considered an asset.
• Professional Geoscientist designation or eligible to register as a Professional Geoscientist in Nova Scotia.
• An understanding of geological settings in geopark environments.
• A commitment to safety; environment and community.
• Ability to lead field trips and to accompany research teams in rugged terrain.
• Demonstrated strong communication and client-oriented skills.
• Demonstrated ability in preparing and delivering presentations.
• Strong demonstration of innovation and ability to work with teams.
• Sound background and demonstrated ability in geoscience.
• Working knowledge of GIS and geospatial apps.
• Possess a valid driver’s license with a clear driver’s abstract.
• It is expected that the successful candidate will become the public face of geology within the Geopark and will become comfortable in media interviews in conjunction with the Manager.
For the complete job listing as well as the Work Plan, please contact Beth Peterkin at Application deadline is Tuesday October 20 at 4:30 p.m.
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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 We can be reached in Debert at 902-641-2225 or by email at and look forward to hearing from you.
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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.