Accomplishments

  • 1973. The Society became the first and the only affiliated society of the Geological Association of Canada.
  • 1974. The first AGS Colloquium, “The geological evolution of the Atlantic Seaboard of Canada”, Fredericton, 19th-20th January.
  • 1976. The first meeting with the theme, “Current Research in the Maritime Provinces”, Mount Allison University, 11th December.
  • 1977. AGS hosted a meeting of the Canadian Geoscience Council, 13th October.
  • 1977. The Society became an affiliated society of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.
  • 1980. Published the “Geological Highway Map of Nova Scotia”. AGS Special Publication no.1.
  • 1980. Organized and ran the Annual Meeting of the Geological and Mineralogical Associations of Canada.
  • 1981. AGS Council agreed that the Society should be associated with Maritime Sediments and Atlantic Geology in an informal way.
  • 1985. AGS formally adopted Maritime Sediments and Atlantic Geology as the official journal of the Society.
  • 1985. Published the “Geological Highway Map of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island”. AGS Special Publication no.2.
  • 1985. Published “Carte Routière Géologique du Nouveau-Brunswick et d’Isle du Prince Edouard”. AGS Special Publication no.3.
  • 1985. Published “Occupational Safety in the Geosciences” (Program with papers, from seminar, 25th September 1985). AGS Special Publication no.3.
  • 1985. Published through CSPG, “Lexicon of Canadian Stratigraphy, Volume VI, Atlantic Region”.
  • 1986. Commenced responsibility for publication of Atlantic Geology, which consists of three issues per volume/year.
  • 1986. Organized and ran the Symposium, “Basins of Eastern Canada and Worldwide Analogs”.
  • 1986. Published “Field Trip of Carboniferous-Jurassic Sedimentation and Tectonics: Minas, Cumberland, and Moncton Basins, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick”. AGS Special Publication no.4.
  • 1987. Released the educational video “Mineral Wealth of Atlantic Canada”, 26 minutes. AGS Special Publication no.7.
  • 1987. “Sedimentary Basins and Basin-Forming Mechanisms”. Editors, C. Beaumont and A. Tankard, 527p. AGS Special Publication no.5.
  • 1988. Released the educational video, “The Appalachian Story”, 50 minutes. AGS Special Publication no.8.
  • 1989. Published the second edition of “Geological Highway Map of Nova Scotia”. AGS Special Publication no.1.
  • 1990. Released the educational video, “The Recent Ice Age”. AGS Special Publication no.9.
  • 1991. “A Guide to the Geology, Landscapes and Mineral Resources of Nova Scotia”. AGS Special Publication no.6.
  • 1992. Organized and ran the Annual Meeting of the Geological and Mineralogical Associations of Canada.
  • 1992. Released the educational video, “Offshore Oil and Natural Gas”. AGS Special Publication no.10.
  • 1992. Published “The Appalachian Story Video Guide”. AGS Special Publication no.11.
  • 1993. Published “Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Video Guide”. AGS Special Publication no.12.
  • 1994. Ran First Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Halifax-Dartmouth, 22-23 August.
  • 1994. Started development of the web site EarthNet.
  • 1995. Ran Second Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Sydney, 21-22 August.
  • 1996. Published “The Recent Ice Age Video Guide”. AGS Special Publication no. 13.
  • 1996. Ran Third Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Wolfville, 19-20 August.
  • 1997. Ran Fourth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Bridgewater, 18-19 August.
  • 1998. Published “Discovering Rocks, Minerals and Fossils in Atlantic Canada”. AGS Special Publication no.14.
  • 1998. Ran Fifth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Truro, 17-18 August.
  • 1999. Ran Sixth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Parrsboro, 23-24 August.
  • 2000. Ran Seventh Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Antigonish, 21-22 August.
  • 2001. Published “The Last Billion Years: a Geological History of the Maritime Provinces of Canada”. AGS Special Publication no. 15. First printing July 2001, second printing November 2001, third printing February 2002.
  • 2001. Ran Eighth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Parrsboro, 20-21 August.
  • 2002. Ran Ninth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Digby, 19-20 August.
  • 2003. Published the poster, “The Evolving Maritimes” on 15th March
  • 2003. Ran the Tenth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Parrsboro, 25-26 March.
  • 2004. Published the brochure, “Nova Scotia Rocks”, 18th June 2004, AGS Special Publication no.21.
  • 2004. Ran the Eleventh Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, BIO, Dartmouth, 23rd-25th August.
  • 2005. Organized and ran the 2005 Joint Meeting of the Geological Association of Canada, the Mineralogical Association of Canada, and the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Halifax, 16th-18th May.
  • 2005. Published the “Geological Highway Map of Nova Scotia”, third edition.
  • 2005. Ran the Twelfth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Halifax, 14th May.
  • 2005. Ran the Thirteenth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Parrsboro, 15th-17th August.
  • 2006. Released the education video, “Halifax Harbour: A Geological Journey”.
  • 2006. Ran the Fourteenth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Dartmouth, 16th-17th August.
  • 2007. Ran the Fifteenth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Wolfville, 21st-22nd August.
  • 2008. Ran the Sixteenth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Dartmouth, 20th-21st August.
  • 2008. Participated in the Conjugate Margins Conference, Dalhousie University.
  • 2009. Ran the Seventeenth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Parrsboro and Joggins, 17th-18th August.
  • 2010. Ran a Teaching Evolution workshop at Acadia University in advance of the colloquium, February.
  • 2010. Ran the Eighteenth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, “Where is the geology in our environment?”, Dartmouth, 17 th-18th August.
  • 2011. Ran the Nineteenth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, “What does the landscape have to do with geology?”, Dartmouth, 24 th-25th August.
  • 2012. Ran the Twentieth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, “Oceans: Modern and ancient”, Dartmouth, 22nd -23rd August.
  • 2013. Ran the Twenty-first Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop, Halifax, 22nd – 23rd October, and an EdGEO Workshop in Saint John, August.
  • 2014. Participated as host society for the GAC-MAC annual joint meeting, Fredericton, NB, 21st – 23rd May.
  • 2014. EdGEO Workshop at GAC-MAC meeting in Fredericton evolved into a one-day field trip for teachers.
  • 2014. Ran the Twenty-second Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop in Dartmouth with field stops at Eastern Passage and Cow Bay, and featuring the Nova Scotia Pebble Guide.
  • 2015. Ran the Twenty-third Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop at the meeting of the Nova Scotia Association of Science Teachers conference in October, with a field trip to Blue Beach and St. Croix.
  • 2016. Ran the Twenty-fourth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop at the meeting of the Nova Scotia Association of Science Teachers conference in October, with a field trip to Joggins.
  • 2017. Ran the Twenty-fifth Nova Scotia EdGEO Workshop at the meeting of the Nova Scotia Association of Science Teachers conference in October, in Halifax West High School, “Peggy’s Cove Unravelled: Granites of Nova Scotia”.