On May 21, Don Hudson, Bob Marvinney and Walter Anderson of the Maine Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail attended the 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of Canada - Mineral Association of Canada (GAC-MAC) at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. The meeting was attended by approximately 900 professional geologists, educators, public officials and industry representatives.
The GAC-MAC program consisted of numerous oral presentations and poster exhibits covering a variety of theme sessions, including “Geoheritage: Earth’s Past, Our Future”. At this very well attended session, the IAT Maine delegation delivered an oral presentation entitled “The International Appalachian Trail: The Ancient Ambassador of the Geosciences to Modern Society.” Presentations were also given by Bob Marvinney and Henry Berry of The Maine Geological Survey and Doug Reusch of The University of Maine Farmington. The International Appalachian Trail was well represented at the GAC-MAC annual meeting.