The Oxford Sinkhole: Learn all about it Thursday, September 19th, during Science Literacy Week

by JFI staff

A giant sinkhole appeared unexpectedly within the Lion’s Park in Oxford, Nova Scotia in the summer of 2018. It proceeded to grow at a rapid pace over the next few weeks and was the cause of much alarm and interest to geologists and laypersons alike.

Amy Tizzard, P. Geo., who has been the face of the geology team studying the infamous sink hole will discuss its formation and why it happened, at the Joggins Fossil Center on Thursday, September 19th, at 11 am at the Joggins Fossil Centre.

Tizzard’s illustrated presentation is part of Science Literacy Week, September 16 to 22, 2019.

Science Literacy Week showcases the excellence and diversity of science outreach institutions around the country. The goal is to highlight scientists and science communicators from coast to coast to coast.

For more information on Amy Tizzard’s visit to the Joggins Fossil Centre contact Laurie at or (902) 251–2727, Extension 224.