For young and old alike who are fascinated with fossils, the Joggins Fossil Cliffs Interpretation Centre is an absolute must-see place for visitors to Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition to being an amazing piece of architecture, the center's location reflects the natural allure of the Joggins Cliffs. The overall shape of the building is reminiscent of the coal mine, once occupying this location.
There are some interesting topics for the guests of the Joggins Fossil Cliffs Interpretation Centre, including:
1. The Joggins Fossil Cliffs is the best places in the world to see fossils of the earliest amazing maritime species.
2. The Fossil room is one of the best places to observe life 310 million years ago – without time travel technology being available. It houses an amazing number of fossils, and includes numerous wetland and dry land fossils, and many are preserved in their unique native setting.
3. The ecologically-conscious building itself was constructed with a 50kw wind turbine generator, a solar heating system for hot water, a green roof to minimize heat loss, local natural landscaping and many other facets of an environmentally-friendly facility for visitors learning about conservation.
4. The Joggins Fossil Institute carries out research and educational programs along the beach and around the cliffs. Visitors learn about the Carboniferous Period and the plant and animal inhabiting the location.
Joggings Fossil Cliffs Interpretation Centre is like a photograph of the ancient world that complete with new fossils constantly uncovered, and set on a rugged, spectacular beach providing access to amazing geological finds.