AGS on YouTube

The Atlantic Geoscience Society has several education videos on our YouTube Channel. Descriptions of each video are provided below.

Time Travel at Arisaig, Nova Scotia

Travel through time at Arisaig, Nova Scotia.
Journey back 460 million years to a time when
volcanoes erupted and lava flowed onto the land.
Explore sedimentary rocks that make up what is
considered to be the world’s most continuous
exposure of 440 to 404 million year old sea floor.
Each step you take covers thousands of years, and
along the way you can find signs of ancient marine
life. Look out for the fossil remains of brachiopods,
fish scales, criniods, and trilobites. You can even
find trace fossils — the behavioural traces of
extinct organisms such as burrows — preserved in
the rocks at Arisaig. So … step back in time, and
discover Arisaig’s geological history.

Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia.
Step back 315 million years to a time when giant dragonfly-like insects flew amongst the 30 metre tall lycopsid trees, and the world’s earliest-known reptile, Hylonomus lyelli, roamed. Ferns and giant horsetails grew in the warm, humid environment, home to the giant millipede, Arthropleura, as well as fish and early amphibians. Join Brian Hebert as he leads this virtual tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site to discover why leading scientists, both past and present, have studied this fascinating place.

The Recent Ice Age (1990)




Learn more about the massive ice sheets that covered the landscape during the Recent Ice Age and why sea level continues to rise to this day. Jay Ingram explores geological processes related to glaciation and how these continue to impact human activities.

Explore Atlantic Canada’s (newest) Global Geoparks!




In this 2020 AGS Travelling Speaker Series video, explore the Global Geoparks of Atlantic Canada with John Calder (2020). Learn more about Global Geoparks and see highlights from Global Geoparks in the Atlantic Provinces – a video presented as part of the AGS Travelling Speaker Series.