ORGANISE AN EVENT
TIME TO ORGANISE.
International Geodiversity Day is about engaging everyone with geodiveristy: what it is and how it effects our lives. One of the best ways, is to use October 6th and the days around it to organise events - everything from field trips for local schools, to public talks, or perhaps a voluntary event to clean up a nearby geosite? There are so many ways to celebrate International Geodiversity Day; what will it look like in your community?
REGISTER YOUR EVENT.
Planning an event? We'd love to hear about it and include it on our website - it doesn't matter if its a big public event, or a special lesson on geodiversity in your school - it all counts and we want to share your passion for geodiveristy. Please submit you information HERE and it will be added to our online map of events.
It may take several days between an event being submitted and it appearing on the public map.
Following an international competition, the design by Silas Samuel dos Santos Costa was selected as the official logo of International Geodiversity Day. It can be used by anyone organising an IGD event.
You can download the logo, including different language versions, HERE.
WHAT COULD WE DO ON GEODIVERSITY DAY?
International Geodiversity Day will enable coordinated activities to take place worldwide. Bringing together people, communities, organisations, and countries across the world, it is expected that International Geodiversity Day will include:
Raising awareness of the critical link between geodiversity and all living creatures on our unique planet.
Promoting the understanding of how society benefits from living on a geodiverse planet and the importance of the sustainable use of its georesources and the conservation of its geoheritage.
Recognising the role of geodiversity in providing humanity with an incredible wealth of goods and services that bring benefits to society.
Supporting the development of all programmes and projects aimed at creating and managing geoparks, world heritage properties, protected areas, and geosites, and emphasizing the close links to sites of cultural, archaeological, and historical importance.
Providing evidence of how geoscience education provides humankind with sustainable solutions to the challenges of resource extraction, natural disaster prevention and reduction, mitigation of climate change, and biodiversity loss.
Understanding the essential role geoscientific knowledge plays in the achievement of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030), the 20 Goals and Priority Areas of Agenda 2063 defined by the African Union, and the Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA Pathway).
Enhancing international cooperation in the geosciences, research and development, and education by coordinating activities between learned societies, research institutions, academies, industry, government, and non-governmental organisations.
Promoting the variety of professional careers in the geosciences as a way to attract young students to higher and further education, particularly female students in developing countries.
Better understanding of Earth systems and its interconnections lead to better informed citizens that can fully contribute to decision making processes.