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Annual General Meeting & Election of Officers

Monday, October 26, 2015

The current Board of Directors are as follows:

James Dunne (Council appointment)

Yvonne Harris (Council appointment)

Corey Parsons (Council appointment)  - vacating position (elected position)

Charles Penwell (Council appointment)

Irene Hurley (elected position)

Albert Snook (elected position)

Sally Spencer (elected position)

Ronald Thornhill (elected position)

Norma Stacey (elected position) – 1st of 2-year term


Individuals within tourism, education, scientific and/or business sectors are encouraged to consider putting their name forward to run for Fortune Head Eco Friends Board of Directors.

Should you require additional information, etc. please feel free to contact one of the present Board members or Linda Collier (administrative support to the Board) by calling 832-3569 or 2810.




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Tours of the Fortune Head Ecological Reserve have finished for the 2015 operating season

September 4th, 2015

As of today, we will no longer be offering guided tours to the Fortune Head Ecological Reserve for the remainder of the 2015 operating season. Both of our geology interpreters have gone back to school to continue their studies in Earth Sciences. We wish them good luck!


Our exhibits are still open during regular operating hours until further notice. If you would like a guided tour of our exhibits, please inform us in advance by sending us a message or emailing

Diamonds form from ancient, underground seawater, study suggests

August 21st, 2015

Microscopic, ugly diamonds from the Northwest Territories are illuminating how diamonds are made — and pointing to an unexpected helper in the process. A new study suggests they formed from ancient seawater trapped deep below the surface of the Earth.

Newfoundland fossils may show earliest reproduction in complex organism

August 3rd, 2015

A significant fossil find on the Newfoundland coastline could shed light on what may be the oldest physical evidence of reproduction in a complex organism.

Scientists Discover a New Horned Dinosaur

July 9th, 2015

The dinosaur—which looks astonishingly like its successor, Triceratops—was unveiled on Wednesday in a PLOS ONE article. Named after the fossil hunter who found the bones, Wendiceratops had a frilly neck and horns above its eyes and ears, which paleontologists believe were used in mating rituals.

Jurassic Camp

July 7th, 2015

We're excited to announce our first day camp of the summer - Jurassic Camp! Come and explore how fossils are created and learn about your favourite dinosaurs. Even make your own take-home dinosaur ecosystem! Spaces are limited, so sign up fast!

Scientists unearth 240M-year-old fossils of world's oldest turtle

June 25th, 2015

Scientists unearthed 240-million-year-old fossils that represent the grandfather or all turtles in a quarry in southern Germany. (Rainer Schoch) 

We're on Twitter!

July 17th, 2015

Follow us @fortuneheadgeo

Fortune Head Interpretation Centre is now the Fortune Head Geology Centre

June 5th, 2015

The Fortune Head Interpretation Centre is updating and expanding its exhibit space and has hired seasonal staff to enhance its educational programming. This comes following a donation of $852,000 from Hibernia Management Development Co. Ltd. (HMDC).


Hibernia is a strong supporter of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational initiatives,” says Jamie Long, president of HMDC.  “The Fortune Head Interpretation Centre is offering students an exciting opportunity to study science in its natural environment and we hope it will inspire students and encourage them to pursue STEM studies.


Government of Canada Invests More than 1.2 Million in Newfoundland and Labrador's Tourism and Cultural Industries

February 24th, 2015

The Fortune Head ECO Friends Inc. is receiving more than $278,000 to enhance interpretive exhibits and educational programming to attract new visitors to the Fortune Head Geology Centre. The new exhibits and programming will incorporate science and technology to continue to educate, promote and preserve the significant fossil find at the Fortune Head Ecological Reserve. The funding also supports improvements to the Horsebrook hiking trail, including signage, interpretation and programming to provide visitor access to an outcrop of fossils at Fortune Brook, as wells as the development of an outdoor classroom.

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