Memorial University’s Johnson Geo Centre is excited to invite you on a road trip to explore the Upper Island Cove fossil surface!

Research has been ongoing at this site for the last 20 years. The fossil tour will be led by our interpreter, Dr. Rod Taylor, known fondly as @FossilRod. With his vast knowledge of Ediacaran fossils in our province, and his engaging approach to sharing that knowledge, we know you’ll have an experience you won’t soon forget!

Tour Date: Thursday, August 24, 2023

Depart from: Johnson Geo Centre, 175 Signal Hill Rd., St. John’s

Departure time: 9:30am

Arrive back at Johnson Geo Centre: 2:30pm

Tour Cost: $125 +HST per person

Tour Cost includes bus transportation to and from Upper Island Cove, tour, interpretation, and a picnic lunch from Postmaster’s Garden Cafe.

Please dress for the weather. The fossil surface is a rock surface at the edge of the ocean. It is uneven and can be slippery. Please wear appropriate footwear (hiking boots, sneakers, etc.) Unfortunately, this natural area is not accessible for those with mobility impairments.

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Aug 24, 2023 - 09:30


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