GEOHERITAGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE OPENING THE SECRETS OF HOME
Climate changes have both social and economic consequences and impacts on geodiversity. The project will support high school teaching that will lead to improvements both in the perception of climate and environment changes in Europe and in the appraisal of geoheritage.
The main objectives of the project are developing basic and transversal skills using innovative methods, enhancing digital integration in learning, teaching, training and youth work at various levels and strengthening quality through mobility and cross-border cooperation. The main goal is to understand climate change as a multidimensional phenomenon and to recognise both the natural and the human induced aspects of it. The main objective is to utilize the unique geoheritage of the Geopark areas for studying the climate change. The project will reveal the local “secret” values for the students and strengthen the understanding of the geological and human history of their home region and their roots.
The participants are Vaala Municipality/Vaalan kunnan sivistyspalvelut (the coordinator), Vaala Upper Secondary School/Vaalan lukio, Humanpolis Ltd/Rokua Geopark, Verbania City/Provincia del Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, I.I.S. Lorenzo Cobianchi/Vocational and Technical School and the University of Turin/Universita Tegli Studi di Torino. The other organizations that are involved in the project are the University of Oulu (the Department of Geography), Geological Survey of Finland/GTK, LIFEPeatland Use-project coordinated by Natural Resources Institute Finland and Parks and Wildlife of Finland/Metsähallitus, EGN and GGN.