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165 people participate in the events of the European Week of Geoparks in Central Catalonia
15/06/2017

• In total, a dozen activities have been organized in 10 different areas of Geoparks

165 people participated in the events organized within the framework of the European Week of Geoparks in Central Catalonia and have helped spread geology from very recreational and educational proposals. In all, a dozen different activities scheduled between field trips, guided tours, lectures and workshops in 10 different areas of UNESCO World Geopark Central Catalonia. The organization is a very positive response from both citizens and the involvement of different actors who have worked in col • organizing activities.

Departures that have allowed us to understand the geology of the territory on the ground, are the proposals that have been a better host. These have often been accompanied by other elements of the cultural, historical and mining presenting highlights such as dry stone walls, lime kilns, churches, etc. The exits that had more participation are to be made in Collbató and Suria and route tubs foot vine Valley bakeries, which combine geology with poetry and wine pairings, a proposal very attractive which enjoyed thirty people.

In a more pedagogical, during the European Week of Geoparks library Manresa Campus could have a sandbox and sandbox provided by the School of Building Construction of Barcelona. This tool has been the star of three workshops that have allowed to explain in a very understandable and geological phenomena occur. Another important events was the conference's scientific communicator Marc Boada, that highlight geology from everyday examples.

The European Geoparks Week is an initiative of the European Geoparks Network UNESCO. The Catalonia Central World Geopark is one of 11 that exist in the state and the only one in Catalonia. The Geoparks are areas with significant geological heritage and working for sustainable development. Among its tasks is to bring teaching geology in simple and accessible to the population, which is the main objective of the proposed activities during the Week of Geoparks.


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