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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.