Notice on the World Earth Day Activities of Tianzhushan UGGp

The earth is the common home of human beings. The survival of human beings is closely related to the earth. We grow and live on the earth and enjoy the resources brought to us by the earth. At the same time, the planet is facing unprecedented challenges, with increasing ecological degradation. We should always be soberly aware that it is the responsibility and obligation of all mankind to protect the earth. The earth gives us infinite energy, and we should also give it back to nature in a correct way. President Xi Jinping pointed out in his report to the 19th National Congress that it is incumbent upon us to "accelerate the reform of the ecological civilization system, build a beautiful China" and protect the earth.

Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark Innovates the Education Platform for Natural Science Popularization
Pubdate:4/24/2022 SundayCategory:Geopark News

In recent years, Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark has continuously attached great importance on the science popularization education. Relying on the advantaged resources, it has strengthened cooperation and actively organized various forms of science popularization activities with rich contents, attracting more young students to participate in nature education.

1. Creating a science popularization brand of Tianzhushan Nature Lecture Hall

Since 2019, Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark has organized some local amateurs of natural science in the park to join the volunteer science popularization service team of Tianzhushan UGGp, creating a science popularization brand of "Tianzhushan Nature Lecture Hall ".  Tianzhushan Geopark regularly disseminates the knowledge of nature and ecology for primary and secondary school students in the city. So far, 15 sessions have been held, covering biodiversity protection, bird-watching, plant grafting, plant leaf observation, science lectures on nature education, etc., involving nearly 5,000 primary and secondary school students.

2. Developing science popularization courses

Tianzhushan UGGp and China University of Geosciences (Beijing) jointly compiled primary school edition, middle school edition and high school edition of the " Research-Travel Manual of Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark " , and designed teaching tools, courseware and teaching plans. The park has compiled popular science books, such as Qianshan Fauna and Tianzhushan Birds, covering modern biology, paleontology, earth sciences, geology and other disciplines. In terms of teaching methods, specimen display, knowledge teaching, video, pictures, mutual interaction and other ways are combined, so that students can think in activities and explore natural knowledge in practices.

3. Focusing on creating high-quality research trips

At present, the park has a total of 120 interpretation boards of geological relics, 30 natural interpretation boards, and 8 science popularization corridors. At the same time, the park has upgraded plant signage system, with owl as the background of the new nameplate, adding Pinyin and QR code information.

Tianzhushan Geopark Museum, opened in 2019, is a local natural museum integrating exhibitions, popular science education, academic research and social services. Heping Forest Education Base has also been built, with forest experience education as the carrier, various forms of forest experience are organically connected through the original ecological forest experience paths, so that teenagers can explore and understand nature. All these have greatly expanded the natural research resources in Tianzhushan area.

In order to create an environment of loving science and respecting innovation in the whole society, and cultivate the consciousness of advocating science among young people, Tianzhushan UGGp is committed to popularizing scientific knowledge in the field of natural resources, constantly advocating the ecological civilization concept of "ecological priority, green development", and striving to create a new horizon of science popularization and research in the whole area.