Nature PEI

Island at the Centre of the World – Tue. Oct., 6th at 7:30 pm – 2015

Guest speaker geologist John Calder leads the way as Nature PEI resumes its fall meetings Tuesday, October 6th at 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House. He‘ll take us on a geological journey back to the origins of Prince Edward Island almost 300 million years ago, in the heart of the mega-continent known as Pangea. Dr. Calder will reconstruct that ancient world by drawing on the surprisingly rich record of fossil life discovered on PEI since 1845, and share how the red cliffs, sand dunes and potato fields of PEI speak of those ancient roots. And no talk on the evolution of PEI is complete without looking into the rising sea levels that created the Island thousands of years ago, and that continue to rise as our global climate warms.

Island at the Centre of the World is also a preview of a future book by Dr. Calder.
The Carriage house is located at the corner of West and Kent in Charlottetown.
You also have the opportunity to attend Dr. Calder’s lecture Island at the Centre of the World in Summerside where he is being hosted by the Summerside Rotary Library at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, October 6th.

John Calder is a geologist who has specialized in the study of the sedimentary rocks and fossils of the Maritimes. He is a Senior Geologist with the Nova Scotia Dept. of Natural Resources, part-time faculty member at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, and President of the Atlantic Geoscience Society. John has been recognized nationally for his communication of Earth Science to the public. Island at the Centre of the World will be a companion book to Coal Age Galápagos, the story of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, which he helped to achieve UNESCO World Heritage status.

Beaconsfield, the Carriage House is located at the corner of West and Kent Streets in Charlottetown.

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