2018 Program Highlights: From artistic workshops, to informative hikes and talks, we learned about everything from kite-building to supervolcanoes in 2018. We welcomed geologists-in-residence Suzanne Nacha, Jane Wynne, Jack Botsford, Leonard Stöckl, and Peter Croal, as well as our second summer student, Maggie Whelan. Some geologists were returning to Fogo Island, and others were brand new. Scroll down to view just a few snapshots our year.

 workshop for kids hosted by jane wynne and maggie whelan at fogo island geology centre | july 2018

workshop for kids hosted by jane wynne and maggie whelan at fogo island geology centre | july 2018

 kite-building workshop for kids hosted by suzanne nacha in collaboration with museum of the flat earth artist-in-residence meghan price at fogo island geology centre | june 2018

kite-building workshop for kids hosted by suzanne nacha in collaboration with museum of the flat earth artist-in-residence meghan price at fogo island geology centre | june 2018

 leonard stöckl perched on “the devil’s rocking chair” during a guided hike on oliver’s cove trail in tilting | august 2018

leonard stöckl perched on “the devil’s rocking chair” during a guided hike on oliver’s cove trail in tilting | august 2018

 presentation by peter croal on climate change and our future at fogo island inn cinema | october 2018

presentation by peter croal on climate change and our future at fogo island inn cinema | october 2018

 book launch of “raised beaches and dropped stones” by four good eyes (jack botsford in collaboration with visual artist rona rangsch) at fogo island geology centre | july 2018

book launch of “raised beaches and dropped stones” by four good eyes (jack botsford in collaboration with visual artist rona rangsch) at fogo island geology centre | july 2018

 change islands resident david mcconkey and maggie whelan guiding an off-trail hike on change islands | august 2018

change islands resident david mcconkey and maggie whelan guiding an off-trail hike on change islands | august 2018


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Geology at the Edge is the world’s first community-based geologist-in-residence program. Headquartered out of the Fogo Island Geology Centre in the community of Shoal Bay, Geology at the Edge brings prominent geologists of varying specialties to the Island to perform research, lead immersive geology walks, facilitate youth engagement, and make public presentations.

Fogo Island is a geologist's dream. With hundreds of millions of years of geological history, and as one of the few places in the world where the entirety of a magma chamber can be observed, it is the ideal place to foster meaningful entanglements among local people, guests, and scientists.