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Kayak the Joggins Fossil Cliffs this summer

The Joggins Fossil Centre offers interesting learning programs throughout the summer for adults and children.
The Joggins Fossil Centre offers interesting learning programs throughout the summer for adults and children. - Dave Mathieson

Summer fun also includes children’s camps, music, palaeontology workshop

JOGGINS, N.S. – Walking is only one way to explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs. This year you can also kayak them.

For the first time ever, the Joggins Fossil Institute and Nova Shores Sea Kayaking Adventures have joined forces to offer the Joggins Hidden Cliffs Experience, a unique Bay of Fundy experience happening July 15 and Aug. 20.

It consists of a sea kayak tour of a difficult-to-access part of the UNESCO World Heritage cliffs in Joggins, followed by a gourmet meal of local specialties and a private tour of the Joggins Gallery with Dr. Melissa Grey, the Joggins Fossil Institute’s Curator of Palaeontology.

Cast into the Past

Another adventure is Cast Into the past, a full-day activity that allows participants to find out what it’s like to be a palaeontologist for a day. Cast Into the Past is July 26 and August 9.

Kids camps

The institute's Children’s Day Camps are back again this year. They are now accepting registrations for the Children’s Summer Day Camps on August 1, for ages 5-8 and August 2, for ages 9-12.

Music

On August 4, visitors can explore their musical side with ArtScape Artist-In-Residence Jeff Martin with two events.

At 11 a.m., Martin will present Soundscape Composition, An introduction. This presentation will include a discussion of soundscapes, sound-walking, acoustic ecology, excerpts from soundscape composers’ works, and an overview of his current soundscape project, Sounding Cliffs.

At 2 p.m., Martin will conduct a family workshop entitled, Composing with Everyday Sounds.

Participants will learn how to edit, transform and arrange recordings of sounds from everyday environments to create interesting compositions.

No experience is necessary, but younger participants would benefit from the guidance of parents/guardians or older siblings.

Participants must bring their own laptop computer and headphones. All other material will be provided.

For more information on summer events and programming contact Laurie Glenn Norris, at education@jogginsfossilcliffs.net or 902-251-2727 ext. 224.

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