Joggins Fossil Centre launches contest: Fossil Finders 2020

by JFI staff

Joggins, NS — Recently, an exciting fossil find at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs has generated a lot of interest and curiosity.

As a fun way to engage with this, we’re launching a fossil-finding contest — Fossil Finders 2020 ‚ which runs from Saturday, July 18, to Monday, September 7, 2020.

The competition has two categories: Most Unique Find and Most Well-Preserved Find. There will be a first-place prize and runner up in each category. The finds will be judged by Dr. Melissa Grey, our Curator of Palaeontology.

How to participate

  1. Visit the Joggins Fossil Centre!
  2. Tour the beach in search of fossil treasure.
  3. Take a photo of your find.
  4. Submit your photo in one of two ways:

Please note: Fossils are protected in Nova Scotia by the Special Places Protection Act and only those who have received a Heritage Research Permit should collect fossils. If you make a find, take a photo, identify the location, and notify staff at the Joggins Fossil Centre. If you believe you have made a significant find, you can call the centre at (902) 251–2727.