The first round of the training program for guides is now underway, and there is much enthusiasm for the program.
The group that is now undergoing certification all have experience with communication and guiding, and a good knowledge of the geology, ecology, culture and history of the local environment. There is much interest in the Geopark’s guide certification, with a total of 20 people participating in the training program. The participants will complete five seminars on a variety of themes, from geology to safety and communication. In addition, each guide will receive special training in his or her special geopark-locality. The first seminar focused on geological processes in light of Gea Norvegica’s geology, and it was an enthusiastic group that listened attentively to Project Manager Kristin Ragnes.
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