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1stDayTuesday 23 June 2015 (Geography department, Aegean University MYTILENE )

Time

Tutor

Topic

Thematic

Method

09:00-10:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean,Greece

Welcome and Introduction to the Intensive course  “GeoEducation in Action”

GeoEducation activities and Geoparks

 

Introduction Lecture
10:00-11:00 Prof. Patrick Mc Keever

UNESCO

Chief of Section, Earth Sciences and Geohazard Risk Reduction

Secretary of the IGCP

Global  Geoparks and the role of UNESCO

 

UNESCO and Geoparks Lecture
11.00-11.15 Coffee Break      
11.15-13.00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

GGN Executive Board / EGN Coordinator

The Global Geoparks Network : From a voluntary Network to the International Association

  • The Geopark concept
  • GGN  Structure
  • GGN  Activities
  • Regional Networks
  • Communication tools
  • Capacity building activities
  • Conferences
Global Geoparks Network Lecture
13:00-14:00 Lunch break

 

    Lunch break
14:00-16:00 Charalambos Fassoulas

Psiloritis Global Geopark

Hellenic Geoparks Forum Coordinator, GGN Expert

Hellenic Geopark Forum

Earth heritage management and sustainable local development

Earth heritage management and Sustainable local development Lecture
16:00-18:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

GGN Executive Board / EGN Coordinator

Global Geoparks:  Celebrating earth heritage, sustaining local communities:

  • Geopark management plan
  • Geopark management body
  • Geoconservation
  • Infrastructure
  • Interpretation
  • Geotourism activities
  • Geoeducation
  • Sustainable Local Development
Global Geoparks Lecture

 


2nd day – Wednesday 24 June 2015 (Geography department, Aegean University MYTILENE)

Time

Tutor

Topic

Thematic

Method

9:00-11:00 Prof. Zhang Jianping

University of Geosciences, China

 

Introduction to Chinese Geoparks Network: Management, Geopark Construction, Activities and Achievements Geoconservation strategy and Geoparks Lecture
11:00-13:00 Assoc. Prof. Giannis Spilanis

University of the Aegean

 

Sustainable Tourism and Geoparks Sustainable Tourism and Geoparks / Geotourism Lecture
13:00-15:00 Lunch break     Lunch break
15:00-16:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean,Greece

I.Valiakos,

Dep. Director Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Greece  GGN Advisor

The Lesvos Global Geopark – Earth heritage conservation – Geotourism- Geoeducation – Sustainable development:

Lessons learned during the last 15 years!

Geoconservation strategy and Geoparks Lecture
16:00-18:00 Geopark  Presentations Participants Presentations   Workshop
  Maria Helena Matteo Mederos

Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands European Geopark, Canary Islands, Spain

House of volcanoes, The genesis of a Geopark.

Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands European Geopark, Canary Islands, Spain

Spain  
  Ye Yong,

Zigong, Global Geopark Administration, China

A review of dinosaur footprints in Sichuan Basin

 

China  
  Ye Yong,

Sun Li

Zigong, Global Geopark Administration, China

 

Paleontological research and Geopark construction of Zigong Global Geopark, China  
  Georgia Kanellopoulou

Director of a Geotourism company, Ioannina, Greece

Geotrails to the karstic geoforms of Astraka Plateau, Vikos Aoos Global Geopark, Greece Greece  
  Discussion      

 

3rd day – Thursday 25 June 2015 (Geography department, Aegean University MYTILENE)

Time

Tutor

Topic

Thematic

Method

9:00-11:00 Assoc. Prof. Th. Kizos

Department of Geography

University of Aegean,Greece

 

Earth heritage, agricultural landscapes and tourism in  Geoparks Sustainable development in Geoparks Lecture
11:00-13:00 Prof. Zhang Jianping

University of Geosciences, China

GGN Expert

 

Geoheritage Protection in Chinese Geoparks Geoconservation strategy and Geoparks Lecture
13.00-14.00 Dr. Katerina Vasileiadou

Curator of the Paleontology collection Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Greece

 

Paleontological research in the Lesvos Petrified Forest

– New scientific results

– Temporary Exhibition

– Educational activities

Geoconservation strategy and Geoparks Lecture
14:00-15:00 Lunch break  

 

  Lunch break
15:00-18:00 Aspiring  Geoparks Participants Presentations   Workshop
  Evgenia Moraiti

Dr. Paleontologist

Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration IGME (Geological Survey of Greece)

The Lavreotiki aspiring geopark, Greece Greece  
  Silvia Gabriela Iftode

Institute of Geodynamics of the Romanian Academy

Intangible heritage, a tool for geoeducation : the example of the Buzau Land Aspiring Geopark, Romania Romania  
  Efthymios Tsiolakis

Geological Survey of Cyprus

The Troodos aspiring Geopark, Cyprus Cyprus  
  Petit Alain

Lesse Valley Tourist Office manager

Celestiene Lasse & Lome Geopark, Belgium Belgium  
  Nareerat Boonchai,

Museum of Petrified Wood and Mineral Resources, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Protecting,  conserving the petrified forest park, Tak Province, Thailand Thailand  
  Guillem Puras Castells Previous actions that motivate candidacy Conca de Tremp-Montsec

Aspiring Geopark,  Lérida, Spain

Spain  
  Andreas Iordanidis,

Dept. of Geotechnology and Environmental Engineering

TEI of West Macedonia, Greece

Analytical study of Lemnian Earth the medical Terra sigilata of the antiquity Greece  
  Discussion      


4th day –Friday 26 June 2015 (Fieldtrip MYTILENE-PLOMARI-MYTILENE)

Time

Tutor

Topic

Thematic

Method

09:00-11:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I.Valiakos,

Dep. Director Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Greece  GGN Advisor

The Lesvos Geopark Information center in Mytilene

–  Temporary exhibition “The animals of the Petrified Forest”

Paleontological observations in the Archaeological Museum of Mytilene.

The archaeological site of Thermi – a city of 3000 B.C. in the Aegean

 

Earth heritage – Cultural heritage: Promoting the links

 

Field Trip in Lesvos Geopark
11:00-13:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I.Valiakos,

Dep. Director Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Greece  GGN Advisor

The Mytilene – Gera – Plomari  Geosites:

– The remnants of a Cimerian fragment  prealpine basement and Megalodon fossil site,

– The Mytilene straight and the Pleiocene lake sediments

– Neotectonic structures  –  creation of Geras gulf,

– Geothermal activity and the Geras hot springs

– Larsos seismic faults and the Roman aqueduct,

–  the Evergetoulas delta and wetlands

– Plomari beach rocks formation and the Active tectonics in south coast of Lesvos

Guided tour in the  Vranas Olive oil Museum in Papados

Guided tour in Ouzo Distilleries in Plomari

 

Earth heritage – Cultural heritage: Promoting the links

 

Field Trip in Lesvos Geopark
13:00-14:00 Plomari

Boat trip to Panagia Kryfti

 

Boat guided tour    
14:00-15:00 Dr. Myrsini Varti – Mataraga

Geologist,

President of Polion

Collaborator of Lesvos Geopark

Dr. Dionysis Mataragas

Geologist,

Collaborator of Lesvos Geopark

 

– Geological attractions along the south Lesvos coast

– Panagia Kryfti Geosite

 

 

Earth heritage – Cultural heritage: Promoting the links

 

Field Trip in Lesvos Geopark
15.00 -16.00 Lunch Lunch at Melinda Beach    
17.00-18.00 Dr. Myrsini Varti – Mataraga

Geologist,

President of Polion

Collaborator of Lesvos Geopark

 

Plomari village

 

   

 


5th day –Saturday 27 June 2015 (Fieldtrip from MYTILENE to SIGRI)

Time

Tutor

Topic

Thematic

Method

8:30-11:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I.Valiakos,

Dep. Director of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Greece

Crossing Lesvos Geopark :

300 million years of Earth’s history (Mytilene -Sigri)

  • The remnants of a Cimerian fragment  prealpine basement and the Miocene volcanic intrusions,
  • The triassic metamorphic basement of Lesvos and the Olympus tectonic window
  • The Tethys ocean floor and the ophiolitic nape
  • Kaloni wetlands and salt planes
  • Seismic history of Lesvos and Agia Paraskevi fault
  • Miocene volcanics and Volcanoes
  • Volcanic geosites and landscapes
  • the Vatusa caldera, the post caldera domes and hydrothermal activity
  • Pyroclastic avalances, lachars, ash fall layers and palaeoshoils.

 

EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP: Geotourism in Geoparks Fieldtrip
11:00-13:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I.Valiakos,

Dep. Director of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Greece

The Lesvos Petrified Forest :

  • Guided tour in the  Petrified Forest Park
  • Creating an open air Museum along the Kaloni – Sigri road
EDUCATIONAL FIELD TRIP: Geotourism in Geoparks Fieldtrip
13:00-14:00 Lunch break Short lunch    
14:00-17:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I.Valiakos,

Dep. Director of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Greece

The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

  • Guided tour in the Museum Permanent Exhibitions
  • The” Forest under the Road” the new travelling exhibition
  • The Sigri Petrified Forest park
Sustainable development in Geoparks Guided tour
17.00-17.30 Coffee break Coffee break and traditional sweet tasting prepared by the Women Cooperatives of Lesvos    
17:30-18:30 K. Mpentana,

Head of Educational Programs of the  Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Greece

Educational activities in the Lesvos Geopark

  • Environmental education programmes and tools for school classes
  • Summer daily educational camps and programmes  for pupils
  • Vocational training courses
  • University field courses
  • Volunteer educational camps
  • Professional training courses
Geo-education in Geoparks Lecture
19.00 Dinner Dinner with traditional dishes prepared by the Women Cooperatives of Lesvos

 

  Dinner
20.30 Music event Traditional Greek and Ethnic songs

Concert by  the Lesvos Music Band

“TA FOTA APENANTI”

  Music event

 

6th day –Sunday 28 June 2015 (Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest – SIGRI )

Time

Tutor

Topic

Thematic

Method

10:00-10:30 Prof. Ν. Zouros, Director

VTC-Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest (VTC-NHMLPF), GR

 Geoeducation in Action

 

GEOEDUCATION IN ACTION Lecture
10:30-11:00 Antonio Carlos Duarte, Director

Anna Rita Ferreira

Ricardo Oliveira

Arouca Geopark, PT

Training the teachers on geoeducation for sustainability. GEOEDUCATION IN ACTION Lecture
11:00-11:30 Chris Woodley-Stewart, Director

North Pennines Geopark,UK

Training Tools – Create interpretation material  & Glossary of geoeducational terms GEOEDUCATION IN ACTION Lecture
11:30-12:00 Coffee break     Coffee break
12:00 –12:20 Maurizio Burlando, Director

Julia Castello

Monica Saettone

Beigua Geopark, IT

Methodology to train personnel to offer geoeducation activities to the general public GEOEDUCATION IN ACTION Lecture
12:20-12:40 Maurizio Burlando, Director

Julia Castello

Monica Saettone

Beigua Geopark, IT

Raising awareness in order to link GeoEducation with labor market GEOEDUCATION IN ACTION Lecture
12:40-13:00 V. Rozakis

VTC-NHMLPF, GR

Training of staff – Geopark Management: Methodology. GEOEDUCATION IN ACTION Lecture
13.00-13.30 I. Valiakos,

VTC- NHMLPF, GR

Evaluation of the Project   Round table discussion
13.30- 14.30 Stratis Balaskas

Journalist

Head of the Scouts of Lesvos

Communication strategy and Geoparks

Volunteer groups and activities in the Lesvos petrified forest

  Invited speaker
14.30-16.00 Lunch break      
  FREE AFTERNOON  – ENJOY SIGRI VILLAGE and THE BEACH  

 

7th day –Monday 29 June 2015 (Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest – SIGRI)

Time

Tutor

Topic

Thematic

Method

8:00-13:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I.Valiakos,

Dep. Director of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Greece

The Lesvos Geopark : Geosite management  – Protection and conservation of the Lesvos Petrified Forest :

  • Boat trip to the Nisiopi marine park
  • Guided tour to the Nisiopi island Geosites
  • Conservation activities in the coastal and terrestrial fossil sites
  • Protection measures and visitors access
Geoconservation strategy and Geoparks Field work and workshop
13:00-14:30 Lunch     Lunch break
14.30-15.30 Dr. M.-L. Frey
Welterbe Grube Messel gGmbH

GGN Executive Board

Messel Pit WHS: Geodiversity, Geo-Education & Geotourism World Heritage and Geoparks. Lecture
15:30-17:00 Guy Martini,

Director of the Haute-Provence Geopark, France

GGN Executive Board

A strategy to develop a Geopark:

The Haute Provence Geopark, France

Geoconservation strategy and Geoparks. Lecture
17.00 – 17.15 Coffee break      
17:15 – 18:40 Guy Martini,

Director of the Haute-Provence geological reserve, France

GGN Executive Board

Practical examples for establishing Geoparks in Africa Geoparks and sustainable development Lecture

 

8th day –Tuesday 30 June 2015 (Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest SIGRI)

Time

Tutor

Topic

Thematic

Method

09:00-12:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I.Valiakos,

Dep. Director of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Greece

V. Rozakis,

Geographer, Researcher

Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Greece

The Lesvos Geopark : Geosite management  – Protection and conservation of the Lesvos Petrified Forest :

  • Guided tour to the Plaka petrified forest park
  • Protection and Conservation of fossil sites
  • Mapping geoheritage  in geosites and geoparks

 

Earth heritage management and

Geo-conservation

 

Field work and workshop
12.00-13.00 V. Rozakis,

Geographer, Researcher

Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, Greece

Mapping geoheritage – Application for Geoparks.

  • The Lesvos Geopark project
  • The Nisiopi project
  • The Kaloni – Sigri road project
Earth heritage management Lecture
13:00-14:30 Lunch break      
14.30-15.30 Charalambos Fassoulas

Psiloritis Global Geopark

Hellenic Geoparks Forum Coordinator, GGN Expert

Psiloritis Global Geopark, Greece:

Linking Earth heritage with natural environment, culture, tradition and local products

Earth heritage management and Sustainable local development Lecture
15:30-17:00 Guy Martini,

Director of Haute-Provence Geopark, France

GGN Executive Board

 

Practical examples for building Geoparks in Latin America Earth heritage management and Sustainable local development Lecture
17.00 – 17.15 Coffee break

 

     
17:15 -18:40 Guy Martini,

Director of Haute-Provence Geopark, France

GGN Executive Board

Practical examples for building Geoparks in South East Asia Earth heritage management and Sustainable local development Lecture
19:00   Walking to the  Faneromeni  beach   Lunch break
  Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I. Valiakos, Dep. Director of the Natural History museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

The Faneromeni sand beach and coastal geosites

  • The contact of the pyroclastic on the metamorphic basement
  • The Faneromeni folds
  • The Faneromeni cave
   
20.00   Admiring the Aegean sunset

Dinner at the Beach bar

  Social Program

 

9th day –Wednesday 1 July 2015 (Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest SIGRI)

Time

Tutor

Topic

Thematic

Method

09:00-11:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I. Valiakos, Dep. Director of the Natural History museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

The GGN Evaluation and Revalidation Methodology Geoparks and Sustainable Development Lecture
11:00-13:00 Julian Atkins, Fforest Fawr Geopark –UK

Vice Coordinator of the UK Geoparks Forum

The UK Geoparks forum – Networking and promotion of Geoparks in the UK.

 

Networking in Geoparks Lecture
13:00-15:00       Lunch break
15:00-17:00 Julian Atkins, Fforest Fawr Geopark – UK

Vice Coordinator of the UK Geoparks Forum

The Fforest Fawr Geopark, Wales – UK

The managing authority and the activities

Geoparks and Sustainable Development Lecture
17:00-19:00 Aspiring Geoparks Participants Presentations  Country Workshop
  Narongrit Thungprue

Director of Satun Geopark

Satun Geopark , Thailand Thailand  
  Wang Xiaoling

Deputy Major of Dunhuang

Dunhuang Geopark, China China  
  Guillem Puras Castells Previous actions that motivate candidacy Conca de Tremp-Montsec Geopark,  Lérida, Spain Spain  
  Iveta Ctverakova Τhe Czech Geoparks Network Czech Republic  
  Micheal Rassios

Anna Batsis

The Grevena Geopark Greece  
  Jose Antonio Martinez Perruca Μolina Alto Tejo Global Geopark Spain  
  Discussion      


10th day –Thursday 2 July 2015 (Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest – SIGRI )

Time

Tutor

Topic

Thematic

Method

9:00-11:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean,Greece

Conservation activities at Lesvos Petrified Forest Parks Geoparks and Sustainable Development Lecture
11:00-13:00 Guy Martini, Director of Haute-Provence Geopark, France

GGN Executive Board

Promotional strategy – branding of the Haute-Provence Geopark. Geoparks and Sustainable Development Lecture
13:00-15:00       Lunch break
15:00-17:00 Guy Martini, Director of Haute-Provence Geopark, France

GGN Executive Board

Contemporary art in Geoparks –

The Haute-Provence Geopark initiatives.

Geoparks and Sustainable Development Lecture
17:00-19:00 Global  Geoparks Participants Presentations  Country Workshop
  Hong Chao

Jingui Xie

Jongxu Lie

Kunlun  Global Geopark, China China  
  Kun Luo

Section chief,  Geoheritage Protection & Development Section,Administration for Yanqing Global Geopark

Yanqing Global Geopark, China China  
  Julia Castello

Monica Saettone

Beigua Global Geoparks , Italy Italy  
  Anna Rita Ferreira

Ricardo Oliveira

Arouca Global Geopark Portugal  
  Discussion      

 


11th day –Friday 3 July 2015 (Fieldtrip  SIGRI – ERESOS – MESOTOPOS – MYTILENE /  Geography department, Aegean University MYTILENE)

Time

Tutor

Topic

Thematic

Method

9:00-11:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

 

I. Valiakos, Dep. Director of the Natural History museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

Lesvos Geopark : Τangible and intangible heritage:

  • The Lava paths
  • The Eresos volcanic domes,
  • Ancient Eresos,
  • Aristotle and Theophrastus

 

Sustainable development in Geoparks / Geotourism in Geoparks Fieldtrip
11:00-13:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

 

I. Valiakos, Dep. Director of the Natural History museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

The women cooperative of Messotopos Sustainable development in Geoparks / Geotourism in Geoparks Fieldtrip
13:00-15:00 Lunch     Lunch break
15:00-16:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean

GGN Executive Board

 

Guy Martini, Director of Haute-Provence Geopark, France

GGN Executive Board

Intensive Course Evaluation Geoconservation in Geoparks / Geotourism in Geoparks /

Sustainable development in Geoparks

Evaluation

Under the auspices of the Greek National Commission for UNESCO

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International Intensive Course on Geoparks 2015

“GeoEducation in Action”

Geoconservation, Geotourism and Sustainable development.

CONTRIBUTORS

Lesvos Municipality

Ephorate of Antiquities of Lesvos

THE POLION Cultural Association of Plomari

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