The Fundy Geological Museum offers a wide variety of high quality, educational & fun school packages. Students of all ages may participate in programs geared specifically for their age-group and curriculum!
Join us in Parrsboro for an opportunity to learn about rocks, minerals, fossils and the Bay of Fundy! Explore the shore with a guide who will identify your treasures. The tide will be out, this is your turn to walk on the bottom of the sea. Learn the names and uses of local rocks and minerals. See Canada’s oldest dinosaur bones. Discover our geology museum.
We are only 100 kms from Truro or 60 kms from Amherst. Add on to your trip with a visit to the Springhill coal mine museum, the Ottawa House Museum or the new Joggins Fossil Center.
Our fun-filled educational programs vary in length from one to four hours in length! (Class size will affect program length.) Price is per student. (Chaperones participating in workshops will be charged $3.45.)
If a day isn't enough for your group, look at our overnight packages. They include the museum tour and video, workshops, activities and guided beach tours.
| (plus Tax)|
Museum Tour, workshop, guided beach tour and lab/activity. (Choose one 30 minute workshop and a beach location from the list below if time and tide allows)
|Or build your own package||Guided museum tour ||$3.00|
Workshops (30 minutes) (One workshop/group)
Make an agate necklace (Choose your own agate)
Make a plaster fossil (less than 25 students)
Make a specimen card of local rocks and minerals
Workshops (15 minutes) (One workshop/group )
Paint a wooden dino pin
Hands on!!!!(15 - 30 m one choice)
Examine local rocks/minerals
Examine local fossils)
Guided beach tour to:
Partridge Island's tall basalt cliffs which yield a variety of rocks and minerals on the beach for you to collect including quartz, agate, granite, stilbite and MAYBE amethyst.
East Bay's dramatically tilted cliffs showing an ancient lake environment (320 mya). Look for ripple marks, mud cracks and amphibian tracks! (All fossils are the property of the government of N.S.)
If Time and Tide permits, the group can visit Wasson's Bluff. (With a steep hill access and rugged beach, it isn't as accessible as the other sites.) Students can look for the same rocks and minerals as on the Partridge Island Beach as they walk on the same shoreline that our dinosaurs walked 200 million years ago. (mya)
|All fossils are the property of the government of N.S.|
Pat at the Education Department