I was out delivering Cliffs of Fundy Geopark rack cards to various businesses yesterday and spent some time at the Fundy Discovery Site in Lower Truro (exit 14 from the highway). What a great spot to watch the Tidal Bore, have a picnic lunch, let the kids burn off some steam at the playground, use the bicycle repair station to tune up your bike, and visit with Kathy and her staff for lots of tourism info. And they have great washrooms also - a good thing to know for travellers! If you want Geopark rack cards or guidebooks for your business, contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less
Timeline PhotosMany indigenous peoples have warned over decades about increasing threats to natural heritage so important for their survival. They have long known that environmental dilapidation can trigger disease. Now, we must reinforce the links with traditional knowledge and take bold steps to protect indigenous peoples heritage. Learn more about #IndigenousPeoplesDay & #WorldHeritage here! whc.unesco.org/en/news/2146 #ShareOurHeritage #WeAreIndigenous ... See MoreSee Less
On August 9th we celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, a very special day for Geoparks! Indigenous peoples have a vital role in the preservation and celebration of their culture, their human rights, languages, ancient histories. By involving indigenous communities, UNESCO Global Geoparks recognise the importance of these communities, their culture and the link between these communities and their land. ... See MoreSee Less
A Geopark is a designation that attracts tourists wishing to explore the connections between geology, local communities, culture, and nature. Geoparks are designed to promote tourism and celebrate a region’s uniqueness, and do not prohibit any land use.