MIDLAND-PENETANGUISHENE FIELD NATURALISTS NOVEMBER ZOOM MEETING

18Nov2021

PROF. NICK EYLES THE GEOLOGY OF GEORGIAN BAY 2.4 BILLION YEARS OF EARTH HISTORY, PLATE TECTONICS AND CLIMATE CHANGE

From 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm

At Zoom

Free. Please contact us to request an invitation to the Zoom presentation.

Midland-Penetanguishene Field Naturalists / mpfieldnaturalists@gmail.com

Nick Eyles holds a Ph.D and D.Sc. and is a Professor of Geology at the University of Toronto. He has worked at the universities of Leicester, Newcastle upon Tyne and East Anglia in Great Britain, at Memorial University in Newfoundland and has been at Toronto since 1981 when he was awarded an NSERC University Research Fellowship.

He has authored more than 150 publications in leading scientific journals on ice age geology and environmental geology in urban areas and has conducted geological fieldwork from the Arctic to the Antarctic, including work on Ocean Drilling Program on board the drill ship Resolution. Recent sabbaticals have been held in Brazil and Australia.

Nick's previous books include Canada Rocks: The Geologic Journey, Ontario Rocks: Three Billion Years of Environmental Change and Toronto Rocks: the Geological Legacy of the Toronto Region. Nick has provided hundreds of leading scientific papers.

Eyles most notably hosted the highly popular mini-series Geologic Journey and Geologic Journey-World  on CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki and has written several books including Ontario Rocks,  Canadian Shield: The Rocks that Made Canada, and the award-winning Canada Rocks: The Geologic Journey with a colleague Andrew Miall. His recent book, Road Rocks Ontario, is paired with a mobile app that takes users on a digital road trip to 500 geologic wonders around the province. It also received the Geoscience Information Society’s Best Guidebook Award in 2013.

Eyles, who is also a past recipient of the McNeil Medal from the Royal Society of Canada, hopes his work can make geology more accessible to the public.

“When I talk about geology I try to take people into the field with me,” says Eyles. “Many can’t make it out of the city, so I try to bring the natural beauty of Canada to them.”

Along with his talk on the geological history of our area, Prof Eyles will also talk about the recent initiative to make Midland the hub for UNESCO Global GeoPark in North Simcoe.