Geoparks and Culture
The motto of the Global Geoprk Network is “Celebrating Earth Heritage, Sustaining Local Communities.” Geoparks are fundamentally about people and about exploring and celebrating the links between our communities and the earth. The Earth has shaped who we are: it has shaped our farming practises, the building materials and methods we have used for our homes, even our mythology, folklore and folk traditions. Global Geoparks therefore engage in a range of activities to celebrate these links. Many Global Geoparks have strong links to the arts communtities where the synergy released by bringing science and the arts together can yield surprising results.