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Intensive Course on Geoparks 2017

1st DayMonday 12 June 2017

Welcome of the Participants at Mytilene airport

Time Activity
11:00 – 12.00   Visit Mytilene city historical center (optional)
12:00 – 13:00   Guided vist to the Byzantine  Museum and Agios Therapon Church
14.30   Lunch
17:00 -18:00 Registration Registration of the participants at the Chamber of Lesvos (Mytilene Port)
18:00 -20:30 Opening Ceremony OPENNING CEREMONY : 

UNESCO Global Geoparks – Sustainable Tourism destinations

The Lesvos UNESCO Global Geopark as a case study

20:00-21:00 Dinner Buffet by the Mesotopos Women Cooperative of Lesvos
21:00 Departure to Hotel

2nd DayTuesday 13 June 2017 (Pasiphae Hotel Lecture Room)

Time Tutor Topic Thematic Method
09:00-10:30 Prof. Ν. Zouros

Lesvos UGG Coordinator, Greece

GGN Executive Board

EGN Coordinator

UGG Council

The Global Geoparks Network : the International Association on Geoparks

  • The Geopark concept
  • GGN  Structure
  • GGN  Activities
  • Communication tools
  • International Year of Sustainable Tourism and Geoparks
Global Geoparks Network Lecture
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11.00-12.00 Prof. Ibrahim Komoo

Langawi UGG Scientific Advisor, Malaysia

GGN Executive Board

APGN Coordinator

UGG Council

The Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network:

Activities for geo-tourism and sustainable development

Regional Geoparks Networks Lecture
12.00-13.00 Kristin Rangnes

Gea Norvegica UGG Director, Norway

GGN Executive Board

EGN Vice-coordinator

UGG Council

The European Geoparks Network:

Activities for geo-tourism and sustainable development

Regional  Geopark Networks Lecture
13.00-13.30 Discussion session

on Geopark Networks

Q & A Networking
13:30-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:30 Dr. Zheng Yuanyuan

Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences

Chinese Geopark Network Coordinator

APGN Advisory Committe

The Chinese Geoparks Network

Activities for geo-tourism and sustainable development

Geopark Networks Lecture
15:30-16:30 Prof. Setsuya Nakada

University of Tokyo, Japan

GGN Advisory Committee Chair

UGG Expert

Japanese Geoparks National Committee

and the Japanese Geoparks Network

Geopark Networks Lecture
16:30-17:30 Dr. Maurizio Burlando

Director of the Beigua UNESCO Global Geopark, Italy

GGN Executive Board

UGG Council

The Italian Geoparks Forum / Italian Geoparks National Committee

Activities to promote Geoparks in Italy

Geopark Networks Lecture
17:30-19:00 Discussion with

UGG Council and

GGN Executive Board members

UNESCO Global Geoparks : sustainable tourism destinations Q & A

3rd Day – Wednesday 14 June 2017 (Pasiphae Hotel Lecture Room)

Time Tutor Topic Thematic Method
9:00-10:30 Prof Patrick  Mc Keever

UNESCO

UGG Council

UGG Secretariat

UNESCO Global  Geoparks (UGG) UNESCO Global Geoparks Lecture
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Dr. Guy Martini

Haute-Provence UGG Director, France

UGG Council

GGN Executive Board

EGN Advisory Committe

A strategy to develop a Geopark:

The Haute Provence UNESCO Global Geopark, France

UNESCO Global Geoparks Lecture
12.30-13.30 Dr. Maurizio Burlando

GGN Executive Board

UGG Council Member

The Beigua UNESCO Global Geopark : Geotourism and Sustainable development: the coastal and underwater activities Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Lecture
13:30-14:30 Lunch break Lunch break
14:30-15:30 Dr. Mahito Watanabe

Geological Survey of Japan

GGN Executive Board

APGN Advisory Committee

UGG Council

UNESCO Global Geoparks in Japan – Experiences on geotourism development Geoparks and Geotourism Lecture
15.30-16.30 Dr. Gail Bremner

Stonehammer UGG Manager, Canada

GGN Executive Board

The Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark, Canada : Geotourism and Sustainable development. Geoparks and Geotourism Lecture
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
17:00-19:00 Discussion with

UNESCO Geoparks Secretariat

UGG Council Members and

GGN Executive Board Members

UNESCO Global Geoparks : Sustainable Tourism Destinations Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Q & A

4th Day – Thursday 15 June 2017 (Pasiphae Hotel Lecture Room)

Time Tutor Topic Thematic Method
9:00-10:00 Prof. Jin Xiaochi

Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, China

GGN Executive Board

UGG Council

APGN Advisory Committee

Geosciences Research in Geoparks as basis for Geotourism development Geopark Networks Lecture
10:00-11:00 Dr. Guy Martini

Director of the Haute-Provence Geopark, France

GGN Executive Board

Geoparks and Intangible Heritage UNESCO Global Geoparks Lecture
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 Dr. Marie-Luise Frey

Director WHS Messel Pit, Germany

GGN Executive Board

EGN Advisory Committe

UNESCO designations collaboration: World Heritage Sites  in UNESCO Global Geoparks

Geotourism activities to adreess visitors expectations and visitors satisfaction

UNESCO Global Geoparks Lecture
12.30-13.30 Prof. Zhang Jianping

China University of Geosciences Beijing, China

GGN Executive Board

UNESCO Global Geoparks in China: Activities and Achievements in Geotourism Geoparks and Geotourism Lecture
13:30-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:30 Dr. Mustapha Oabbas

M’goun Geopark, Morocco

GGN Executive Board

Geotourism in Atlas Mountains – The experience of M’gouun Geopark Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Lecture
15:30-16:30 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I.Valiakos

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

The Lesvos UNESCO Global Geoparks

Lessons learned on geotourism developement during the last 20 years

Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Lecture
16:30-17:00 Coffee break
17:00-19:00 Panel presentation and discussion with

UGG Council and

GGN Executive Board members

Geoparks and Geotourism Q&A

5th Day – Friday 16 June 2017        (Fieldtrip from Kalloni to SIGRI)

Time Tutor Topic Thematic Method
8:30-9:30 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I. Valiakos

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

The Lesvos Miocene Volcanoes :

  • Miocene volcanics and Volcanoes
  • Volcanic geosites and landscapes
  • the Vatousa caldera, the post caldera domes and hydrothermal activity
  • Pyroclastic avalances, lachars, ash fall layers and palaeosoils.
Geotourism in Geoparks Fieldtrip
9:30-11:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I. Valiakos

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

The Lesvos Petrified Forest :

  • Guided tour in the  Petrified Forest Park
  • Creating an open air Museum along the Kalloni – Sigri road
Geotourism in Geoparks Fieldtrip
11:00-13.30 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I.Valiakos

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

Boat trip to Nissiopi Marine Park:

  • Guided tour to the Nissiopi island Geosites
  • Conservation activities in the coastal and terrestrial fossil sites
  • Protection measures and visitors access
Geotourism in Geoparks Lecture
13:30-14:30 Lunch break Short lunch prepared by the Mesotopos Women Cooperative of Lesvos Lunch break
14:30-15.30 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest Developing a marine fossil park Lecture
15:30-17:00 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 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
17:30-19:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean, Greece

I.Valiakos

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

Presenting the facilities of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest  (seismic simulator)

And  the educational program about  earthquakes

Geotourism in Geoparks Activity

6th Day –  Saturday 17 June 2017

GEOTOURISM IN ACTION IN NORTH LESVOS

Alternative Tourism activities in Lesvos   –  IN GROUPS Participants choose two of the activities they prefer to participate

Time Tutor Topic Thematic Method
08.00 -10:00 Eleni Galinou

Dr. Environmentalist

Bird watching in Kalloni wetlands Geotourism in action Activity
Morning George Filios Scuba Diving in Petra Geotourism in action Activity
Afternoon Sabine Wolff Hiking in Central Lesvos Geotourism in action Activity
Morning / Afternoon Sigrid van der Zee Nature tours by jeep Geotourism in action Activity
Morning / Afternoon Titos Chatzelis Cycling Geotourism in action Activity
  Visit Molyvos
Visit Petra
19:00-20.30 Dinner Dinner in Petra Women’s Cooperative Restaurant
21:00 Departure to Hotel

7th Day – Sunday 18 June 2017

GEOTOURISM IN ACTION in SOUTH LESVOS

Alternative Tourism activities in Lesvos (Fieldtrip) IN GROUPS – Participants choose two of the activities they prefer to participate

Time Tutor Topic Thematic Method
08.00 -10:00 Eleni Galinou

Dr. Environmentalist

Bird watching in Kalloni wetlands Geotourism in action Activity
Afternoon Sabine Wolff Hiking in Central Lesvos Geotourism in action Activity
Morning / Afternoon Sigrid van der Zee Nature tours by jeep Geotourism in action Activity
Morning / Afternoon Titos Chatzelis Cycling Geotourism in action Activity
Morning Kostas Mougolias Climbing in Panagia Kryfti (South Lesvos) Geotourism in action Activity
Morning George Malakos Sailing in southern Lesvos Geotourism in action Activity
16:00-18:00   Visit to Vranas Olive Oil Museum Guided Tour
20:00 Dinner Official Dinner by the Lesvos Municipality

8th Day – Monday 19 June 2017  (Pasiphae Hotel Lecture Room)

Time Tutor Topic Thematic Method
9:00-11:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

Lesvos UGG Coordinator, Greece

GGN Executive Board

EGN Coordinator

UGG Council

Prof. Jin Xiaochi

Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, China

GGN Executive Board

UGG Council

APGN Advisory Committee

Evaluation and Revalidation

in UNESCO Global Geoparks

UNESCO Global Geoparks Lecture

and Q – A

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:30 Ilias Vailakos

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

The forest under the road : A major conservation and science popularization project in Lesvos UGG UNESCO Global Geoparks Lecture
12.30-13.30 Participants presentation

 

Discussion

Geotourism and Geoparks – Case analysis 1

 

Discussion with GGN Executive Board Members

Geotourism and Sustainable development Workshop
13:30-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:20 Participants presentation

 

Discussion

Geotourism and Geoparks – Case analysis 2

 

Discussion with GGN Executive Board Members

Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Workshop
15:20-16:10 Participants presentation

 

Discussion

Geotourism and Geoparks – Case analysis 3

 

Discussion with GGN Executive Board Members

Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Workshop
16:10-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:20 Participants presentation

 

Discussion

Geotourism and Geoparks – Case analysis 4

 

Discussion with GGN Executive Board Members

Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Workshop
17:20-18:10 Participants presentation

 

Discussion

Geotourism and Geoparks – Case analysis 5

 

Discussion with GGN Executive Board Members

Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Workshop
18.10-19.00 Panel discussion with GGN Experts

9th Day – Tuesday 20 June 2017  – (Pasiphae Hotel Lecture Room)

Time Tutor Topic Thematic Method
09:00-10:30 Prof. Ν. Zouros

Lesvos UGG Coordinator, Greece

GGN Executive Board

EGN Coordinator

UGG Council

UNESCO Global Geoparks and Geotourism : infrastructure and facilities Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Lecture
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 K. Bentana

Head of the Education and Communication Section of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

International Institute on Geoparks Development (IIGEOD)

Lesvos UGG

Lesvos UNESCO Global Geoparks:

Exhibitions, Geopark Events and Summer Educational Activities for families to adress the needs of Geopark visitors

Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Lecture
12:00-13:00 I. Valiakos

Head of the Research and  Documentation Section of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

Geoparks Collaboration Projects in Geotourism

The examples of the EU Interreg Initaitive

Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Lecture
13:00-14:00 Lunch break Lunch break
14:00-14:50 Participants presentation

 

Discussion

Geotourism and Geoparks – Case analysis 6

 

Discussion with GGN Executive Board Member

Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Workshop
14:50-15:40 Participants presentation

 

Discussion

Geotourism and Geoparks – Case analysis 7

 

Discussion with GGN Executive Board Members

Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Workshop
15:40-16:30 Participants presentation

 

Discussion

Geotourism and Geoparks – Case analysis 8

 

Discussion with GGN Executive Board Members

Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Workshop
16.30-17.20 Participants presentation

 

Discussion

Geotourism and Geoparks – Case analysis 9

 

Discussion with GGN Executive Board Members

Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Workshop
17:20 – 18:10 Participants presentation

 

Discussion

Geotourism and Geoparks – Case analysis 10

 

Discussion with GGN Executive Board Members

Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Workshop
18:10 -19:00 Panel discussion with GGN Experts

10th Day – Wednesday 21 June 2017 – University of the Aegean

Time Tutor Topic Thematic Method
9.00-10.00 Guided tour Kalloni – Mytilene Lesvos UNESCO Global Geopark Guided tour
10.00-11.00 Assoc. Prof. Thanasis Kizos

Department of Geography

University of Aegean

Cultural  Landscapes and Geoparks: understanding and shaping landscape preferences Geotourism and Sustainable development Lecture
11.00-11.30 Cofee break
11:30-13:00 Assoc. Prof. Thanasis Kizos

Department of Geography

University of Aegean

 Local products, Geoparks and local development Geotourism and Sustainable development Lecture
13.00-14.00 I. Valiakos

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

Twinning Agreements between UNESCO Global Geoparks:

Examples and results

UNESCO Global Geoparks Lecture
14:00-15:00 Lunch break
15:00-16:30 Assoc. Prof. G. Spilanis

University of the Aegean

WTO – Aegean Sustainable Tourism Observatory

Sustainable Tourism and special interest tourism SIT Geotourism and Sustainable development Lecture
16:30-17.00 Coffee break
17.30 -18:30 Pavlos Triantafylidis

Director of the Lesvos Ephorate of Antiquities

Cultural heritage of Lesvos island Geotourism and Sustainable development Lecture
Departure to Hotel

11th Day –Tuesday 22 June 2017 (Pasiphae Hotel Lecture Room )

Time Tutor Topic Thematic Method
09:00-10:30 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean

GGN Executive Board

UNESCO Global Geoparks and Global Geoparks Network : Promotion and Visibility Geotourism and Sustainable development in Geoparks Lecture
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-13:00 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean

GGN Executive Board

Intensive Course Evaluation Course Assessment Evaluation
13:00-13:30 Prof. Ν. Zouros

University of Aegean

GGN Executive Board

Course closing ceremony
13:30-15:00 Lunch Lunch

 

16.00    Departure of the Participants to Mytilene Airport for  the Flight departing at  18.25 from Mutilate to Athens