Geoparks and Education

School children from langkawi Global Geopark, Malaysia, enjoying a Geopark discovery trip © UNESCO/Patrick McKeever

It is a pre-requisite that all Global Geoparks develop and operate educational programmes at a range of levels to spread awareness of our geological heritage and it's links to other aspects of our natural, cultural and intangible heritages. Many Global Geoparks offer formal educational programmes for schools or offer special activities for children though "Kids Clubs" or special "Fossil Fun Days". Many Global Geoparks also offer education, both formal and informal, for adults and retired people while many provide training for local people who can then, in turn, teach others.

Some examples:

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