The Joggins Fossil Institute
The Joggins Fossil Institute administers the beach at Joggins. The Institute provides safety and interpretive services, conducts studies and carries out research, and promotes educational programs that emphasize the importance of conserving beaches and using the beach for recreational purposes in a manner to maintain environmental integrity.
The aim of the Joggins Fossil Institute is to hold for the benefit and education of humanity a collection and a geographic site representative of the Carboniferous Period and ensure that the site and collection is conserved and safely studied and exhibited. The Joggins Fossil Cliffs provide engaging visitor experiences that inspire wonder and build an understanding of the natural world.
The Joggins Fossil Institute values its key assets including its collection, its people, its land base, its infrastructure and its interaction with the community at large. The core values of the Joggins Fossil Institute are:
- Life-long discovery and learning through its research, collections programs
- Respect for people including, but not limited to, visitors, employees, volunteers and partners
- Effective communication, innovation and action
- Socio-economic development through a sustainable management regime that protects the site’s value in contributing to human welfare and environmental health
Support the Joggins Fossil Institute
If you would like to make a donation to the Joggins Fossil Institute to aid us in conserving and educating the Joggins Fossil Cliffs World Heritage Site, please contact Dr. Melissa Grey, Curator of Paleontology/Interim Director.