Package: A personalized Tour of a Natural Wonder!
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 to Fri, Aug 19, 2016
Explore the Shore and have Lunch with a Special Guest at the site of the worlds highest recorded tides on the Bay of Fundy with a PHD or Senior Geologist. In 2014 the Bay of Fundy was declared one of the Seven Natural Wonders of North America, along with the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, Niagara Falls, and the giant redwoods of California found in Sequoia National Park and Redwoods National Park.
Meet your expert guide at the lighthouse before heading to your adventure on the shore and discovering what the tide left behind on a seemingly endless ocean floor.
Learn how to identify periwinkles, limpets, green crabs, and many other plants and animals that have adapted to the dramatic ups and downs of the sea level. Look up and you may catch sight of our resident bald eagles. Stop for a picnic lunch made with Nova Scotia hodgepodge, tasty sandwiches and local seasonal fruit transformed into a decadent dessert. During lunch, situated at a perfect vantage point to watch the tide creep back in, you will be joined by a special science guest who will spend an hour or so chatting about his or her specialty and how it relates to the Bay of Fundy. These experts are passionate about the work they do whether it is studying the unique geology of the area or delving deeper into the mysteries of intertidal life. There is so much to learn about this very special place in Nova Scotia - home to the worlds highest recorded tides!=
Dates and Specialist:
Saturday June 20 at 9:30 am with Dr. Martin Gibling, Director of Environmental Science Program, Dalhousie University
Sunday June 21 at 10:30 am with Chantel Nixon, Geologist with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
Monday June 22 at 11:00 am with John Calder, Senior Geologist with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. Dr Calder has received many national and international awards and distinctions, most notably: Visiting Scientist Fellowship, Smithsonian Institute.
Sunday July 5 at 9:30 am with Tim Fedak, Director of the Fundy Geological Museum. Dr Fedak can be seen as a dinosaur expert on the History Channel's Dino Hunt Series
Tuesday July 21 at 10:00 am with Andrew Hebda local sheep farmer and Curator of Zoology at the Nova Scotia Museum since 1995. Gwyneth Jones, Professor of Biology, St. Mary’s University
Wednesday August 19 at 10:00 am with John Calder, Senior Geologist with the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. Dr Calder has received many national and international awards and distinctions, most notably: Visiting Scientist Fellowship, Smithsonian Institute.
Cost is $75 per person, lunch and taxes included
Length of experience: 3 to 3.5 hours
To map: 611 Burntcoat Head Road, Noel, NS B0N 2C0
• Wear comfortable footwear and be prepared for some muddy patches
• Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a windbreaker as it can be cooler on the shore
• Some terrain is moderately difficult to navigate your way to the ocean floor
• Please let us know if you have any dietary restriction
Register by e-mailing Caroline@burncoathead.com