Stonehammer Geopark

The Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark is located on New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy, at the confluence of the Saint John and Kennebecasis rivers. The UNESCO Global Geopark is bounded on the south by the rugged coastline of the Bay of Fundy; east along the Fundy coast to the Village of St. Martins and the Fundy Trail; northeast to the Village of Norton; west to Little Lepreau and Lepreau Falls; north to include the Kingston Peninsula, Welsford and the Jones Creek area; and along the Saint John River valley to Hampstead.Southern New Brunswick was one of the first places in Canada to be explored by geologists. In 1857 a group of young men in Saint John formed the ‘Steinhammer Club’ to explore the geology near their home.Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark encompasses 2500 km2. It is a mix of urban, sub-urban and rural communities with a total population of approximately 150,000 people. The City of Saint John is at the centre of the UNESCO Global Geopark, which also incorporates the towns of Rothesay, Quispamsis, Hampton, St. Martins and Grand Bay-Westfield.The UNESCO Gobal Geopark’s goal is to educate our students, community and visitors about the Earth in a fun and engaging manner. Focusing on the region’s geological history, the events and processes that formed it and the connections to our modern society are the pillars of Earth Science Literacy for New Brunswick. Specifically, bringing understanding to challenges in our communities such as understanding energy and mineral resources, changing climates, and water shortages.

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