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Corso The Geotouristic Pathway to Field trips, Geoheritage, and Geoparks for academics, general geologists, and tourists
Docente Annie Rassios
CFU e ore 24 h ovvero 4 CFU
Finalità The Geotouristic Pathway to Field trips, Geoheritage, and Geoparks for academics, general geologists, and tourists
Struttura e durata 24 h
Programma I) Cutting-edge Science in a Field Guide
Description vs Interpretation
How much essential background: how to communicate to all geologic specialists
Where is the site, and just how to get there
Day trips? or “plan” your own field excursion
The “Real Museum”: the field area
Area, Geosite, or conceptual guide?
What the photos should show for the site?
Site preservation problems.
II) Geoheritage
What is a Geotope? What is a Geowonder?
Where was Geology invented?
Case Study: The Aliakmon Legacy Program
III) Geology for the Geologic Tourist
The Guidebooks and the Academic Trips: Case studies from The Greveniotiki Pindos, Mt
Olympos, Vourinos.
Academic and Tourist: one book for both
“Something” for every geologist: specialties from the bedrock to soils, geology to
geomorphology
IV) The “fun” stuff: Case Studies for the Geologist to “think” about the geology, not just read about it.
Planet Petro
The Stream Counts
Finding Fossils in Road Rubble
Rocks in the Wild
V) The Common “Geotouristic” Denominator: the “general tourist” guide must be good enough for the Academic tourist!
Case Studies:
The Birth of Meteora
The Birth of Orliakas
The Birth of Olympos
The Birth of Europe
VI) How to – Effectively propose, initiate, and administer a Geopark
An area meant for geotourism
What geologic concepts can be “taught” in the Geopark area?
Where does Geoheritage Rank?
Where does education fit in?
What collateral activities must you consider
What Costs and Benefits are there?
Can you prioritize? (Discussion)
Who is going to come to your Geopark?
VII) How Popularizing Science promotes programs for Cutting-Edge Science