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This May, as part of the organization’s 38th Annual International Seminar in Japan, the International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE) held a special excursion to the Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark.
 

ISfTE participants in front of Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark’s Fossa Magna Museum
 
The International Society for Teacher Education is an independent, nonpolitical, nongovernmental, nonprofit organization made up of teacher educators from around the globe who share a common goal of improving teacher education. Since their foundation in 1981, the members have held an international symposium each year. For the first time this …

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UNESCO’s Executive Board today approved the designation of 13 new Geoparks for sites demonstrating the diversity of the planet’s geology.The world network now numbers 140 UNESCO Global Geoparks in 38 countries.The  newly designated sites are:
Famenne-Ardenne, Belgium
Three components characterizing the Famenne-Ardenne Geopark are clearly visible in the landscape: Famenne, to the north, is a large depression with a schistose substratum. The Ardennes, to the South, form a vast plateau mainly composed of sandstone rocks. Between the two, the Calestienne presents a calcareous bedrock, rich in karst phenomena. The …

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The Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGGp) Ap Chau Story Room was officially opened on 8 April 2018 and is ready for public visits on Sundays and public holidays starting on 15 April 2018.
Officiating guests at the opening ceremony included Dr. Kirstin Lemon, member of the UNESCO Global Geopark Council; Mr. Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment; Dr. Leung Siu-fai, Director of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department; Mr. So Sai-chi, Chairman of the North District Council; Mrs. Alice Chan, Executive Director of the Travel Industry Council; Mr. Lee Koon-hung, …

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On Mar. 27th– 30th, 2018 the International Workshop on the Integration of Geo-landscape and Local Culture was successfully held in Jiuhuashan Geopark, Anhui Province.
At this workshop, over 60 attendees from UNESCO Global Geoparks and Chinese national geoparks, research institutions and universities were welcomed. Dr. Zhang Hongtao, the consultant of the State Council of China, and Dr. Liu Yuan, the inspector of geological environment of the Ministry and Land Resource, Mr. Philippe Pypaert, the Natural Sciences Programme Specialist in UNESCO Beijing office, also presented at the workshop.
 

the opening ceremony 

Dr. Zhang Hongtao, the consultant of the State Council of China, …

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During the 8th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks in Adamello Brenta UNESCO Global Geopark, Italy, 8 – 14 September 2018 the venue of the 9th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks will be decided. If your organization or country is interested in hosting the 2020 Conference, you are kindly invited to submit a well-developed technical proposal specifying the offer. This bid is addressed to countries and regions which already have UNESCO Global Geoparks, and whose contribution will be essential for the success of the event.
More info, please view UNESCO