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Joggins Fossil Centre Hosts IAT Meeting


On Saturday, September 30, the IAT held its annual North America Council Meeting at Joggins Fossil Centre, Nova Scotia, part of Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site. The meeting included chapter updates, website and social media, mapping, international gatherings, and fundraising.



The Council gathering began the night before with dinner and refreshments at the Pump House Brewery in Moncton, New Brunswick.



In the morning the scene shifted to Joggins for the 6-hour meeting,


Bill Duffy giving an update on IAT Mapping


followed by a tour of the Centre and Cliffs by Nova Scotia Geologist and IATNS enthusiast John Calder who was instrumental in the development of Joggins as a world class tourism and education facility.


Geologist John Calder discussing the geology of Joggins


Joggins is renowned as the best place in the world to see fossils that show the biodiversity of the Coal Age. More than 300 million years ago, Joggins was home to giant insects, towering trees and the first known reptiles.


Joggins Fossil Centre
Carboniferous panel at Joggins (click to enlarge)


Outside the modern building in the ancient cliffs below the Centre


Joggins Fossil Centre


For more on the story, go to the IAT website