Tianzhushan Attends The 3rd International Intensive Course on UNESCO Global Geoparks
Pubdate:12/13/2017 WednesdayCategory:Network Communication

The 1st and 2nd International Intensive Courses on UNESCO Global Geoparks were successfully held in Beijing, 2016, and had a great impact on the international  UNESCO Global Geoparks community, which has had a very positive effect on geopark management and building for many geoparks. This kind of course has become an important capability building activity of UNESCO Global Geoparks.  Sponsored by UNESCO and the GGN ExB, the 3rd International Intensive Course on UNESCO Global Geoparks was jointly held by the China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and Fangshan UNESCO Global Geopark from December 3 to 8, 2017 in Beijing. Based on the current situation of Chinese and Asia-Pacific UNESCO Global Geoparks, this course aimed to train the geopark managers, staff, and technical supporters, focusing on the theme of geopark management and building, especially on the Earth heritage interpretation. The speakers were top international geopark experts from the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council, Global Geopark Executive Board and other institutions. A representative of Tianzhushan attended the conference. This course comprised two parts:  First part: UNESCO Global Geoparks Management (two days): for Geopark managers 

Contents: Geopark concept and management, IGGP Statutes and UGG Operational Guidelines, GGN Code of ethics, UGG evaluation and revalidation processes.  Venue: Geosciences Convention Center, China University of Geosciences, Beijing  Second part: Geopark Museums and Visitor centers, Earth heritage interpretation facilities and tools: for Geopark managers and technical staff  Contents: Geopark Museum - Visitor Centers establishment and management, Earth heritage interpretation facilities and tools: methodology, successful cases, field investigation  Venue: Fangshan UNESCO Global Geopark. The representatives of Tianzhushan listened carefully to lessons and engaged in in-depth discussion and exchange with other participants, receiving valuable suggestions, which was conducive to the future development of Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark.

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