Education links

  • UNESCO — United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations whose purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and the human rights and fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the UN Charter.
  • UNESCO World Heritage — World Heritage is the designation for places on earth that are of outstanding universal value to humanity and as such, have been inscribed on the World Heritage List to be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.
  • World Conservation Union (IUCN) — International Union for Conservation of Nature helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. IUCN supports scientific research; manages field projects all over the world; and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.
  • Parks Canada World Heritage List — Canada’s World Heritage Sites.
  • Nova Scotia Museum — Heritage attractions across Nova Scotia
  • Fundy Geological Museum — Discover an ancient world and see some of the oldest dinosaur bones in Canada.

Canadian UNESCO sites

Institutions that have loaned specimens

UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites (fossils)

  • Miguasha National Park, Canada — A 370 million year old fossil site that features plants and animals that preceded life at Joggins.
  • Ischigualasto/Talampaya Natural Parks, Argentina — A 248 to 208 million year old site that highlights the evolution of vertebrate life and the nature of the palaeoenvironment in the Triassic Period.
  • Dorset and East Devon Coast, United Kingdom — As with Joggins, the Dorset and East Devon Coast is a coastal exposures site that highlights an almost continuous sequence of Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous rock formations spanning the entire Mesozoic Era (251 to 66 million years ago). The property includes sites where vertebrate and invertebrate, marine and terrestrial fossils can be found well-preserved within its cliffs.
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park, Canada — A site where some of the world’s most important dinosaur fossil discoveries have been made... some dating back 75 million years ago.
Published: 2016-05-05