The Geology of Fredericton Seen Through Its Historic Buildings

The Geology of Fredericton Seen Through Its Historic Buildings

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION: The Geology of Fredericton Seen Through Its Historic Buildings
7 pm, Thursday, April 21, 2022, VIA Zoom

Contact us for the ZOOM Link at frmoperations@gmail.com

The billion-year-old geological history of Fredericton as seen through its historic buildings will be the focus of the next York Sunbury Historical Society’s virtual speaker series featuring geologist Dr. Ann Timmermans.

This LIVE event is FREE and will be held via ZOOM at 7 pm on Thursday, April 21, 2022. The presentation will be recorded and made available online after the event.

Dr. Ann Timmermans is a geologist, Teaching Professor, and Curator in Earth Sciences at the University of New Brunswick. Ann completed her BSc in Earth Science from the University of Waterloo in 1995 and   her MSc and PhD at Carleton University. She has held her current position at UNB and the Quartermain Earth Science Centre since 2014.

In this presentation, Dr. Timmermans will take us on a leisurely virtual walk through historic downtown Fredericton and explore the decorative building stones as they relate to our history, our heritage, and their geologic place in deep time. From continental collisions and violent volcanic eruptions to extensive river systems and exotic ancient animal life, we will unearth the stories as they are told through the stones.

Gwen Martin initiated and completed much of the research for this talk. Throughout her career as   a geologist, prospector, musician, journalist and geotourism guide, her passion for the Earth and Earth Science education has resulted in engaging and valuable resources for schools and publications. Her work includes “Gesner’s Dream” and “For the Love of Stone.”

Contact us for the ZOOM Link at frmoperations@gmail.com