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Gea Norvegica Geopark is proud to present our new digital guide for the beautiful island Jomfruland. 

We congratulate Rokua Geopark in Finland as a new member of the UNESCO supported network of European Geoparks (EGN). Roku Geopark in Finland is Europe's northernmost Geopark. Here is the Finnish delegation in the Petrified Forest Geopark on Lesvos in Greece. More information about Rokua Geopark.

Kragerø Mayor Kåre Preben Heggeland has been on a visit to a Chinese Geopark. Here we see him by the monument, "Lion Mouth Cliff".

Many have become better acquainted with the Geopark this autumn, and the feedback from the public has been very positive. The open excursions have been a success with trips into both well-known and lesser-known attractions in the Geopark. Competent guides have led the tours from geological, natural historical and cultural perspectives, and have contributed to exposing existing and also relatively less familiar attractions in our local environment.

Gea Norvegica Geopark got a green card after its recent evaluation, and it continues to be Scandinavia’s only Geopark supported by UNESCO.

Several of Gea Norvegica’s localities are affected by the oil spill from "Full City". The oil can be seen along the whole stretch of coast from Portør in the south, nearly all the way to Stavern in the north. In Jomfruland, Steinvika, Mølen and Nevlunghavn, oil is everywhere.

The Jomfruland series is a brochure series consisting of individual theme-brochures for the island. There are four brochures: Geology and Landscape, Nature throughout the year, Bird life, and Culture Shapes the Landscape.

There were many who found their way to Norcem’s mines. Mona Holte gave a fine presentation about what the world looked like when the limestones there were formed.

About 60 students from the College of Telemark spent the fourth day of a five-day fieldtrip in the Geopark

About 30 students from Drammen High School chose the Geopark for their geology excursion.

In association with the celebration of the 100th year anniversary of the Telemark Museum, there is a special Geopark exhibit in the music pavilion. The exhibit will be officially opened by the chairman of the county council, Gunn Marit Helgesen.

The community of Kragerø hosted the spring Meeting of the Representatives of Gea Norvegica Geopark. Meeting participants were politicians from the eight owner municipalities, together with two politicians from the county council.

The first round of the training program for guides is now underway, and there is much enthusiasm for the program.

We have the pleasure to wish Kristin Rangnes welcome as new manager in the GEOPARK

An information meeting for new geopark rangers was arranged at Fylkeshuset 23rd of February. The response was very good, and training of about 20 new rangers will start up in March. The geopark rangers are important ambassadors for the geological heritage and local community.

Between 2nd and 7th of June we will arrange the European Geoparks Network Week. There will be a lot of different events for the public. More information will be given on our website. Here a picture from a EGN Week 2008 event.

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Sea and wind from the Skagerrak descended upon Jomfruland Thursday 27/11/08. Rugged weather was the setting when over 70 interested teenagers from Sannidal Jr. High School and their Danish visitors spent their school day at the Geopark attraction on Jomfruland.

Great fun! Cool! That was the response from the 18 students who participated in the Geopark fieldtrip on Friday, the 7th of November.

Gea Norvegica Geopark

Gea Norvegica Geopark is the first European Geopark in Scandinavia. It is located in southeastern Norway, in the counties of Vestfold and Telemark.

The Geopark is limited by the administrative areas of the muncipalities Kragerø, Bamble, Porsgrunn, Skien, Siljan, Nome, Lardal and Larvik

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