Category: Geopark of the week

Guest Video: M’Goun Geopark

You don’t have to be a mountaineer to enjoy UNESCO’s M’Goun Geopark, in Morocco, but all that effort to reach Mount M’Goun’s 13,400-foot-high summit does earn you an incredibly beautiful overview of this rugged region. While this is no place to build a Jurassic Park today, dinosaurs once thrived here, according to UNESCO: The geological

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Guest Video: Hateg Dinosaur Park, Romania

Let’s get one thing straight right now: Transylvania has a dinosaur park. Dwarf dinosaurs. And giant flying reptiles. Wait! Before rushing off to book a flight, check it out: This area was an archipelago of islands 90 million years ago because continental collisions had not yet closed off the Tethys Sea (called Tethyshavet here): Tethys

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Guest Video: Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia

There will come a point in this drone video, made in the UNESCO Tumbler Ridge Geopark, when you will wonder where the dinosaurs came from. Here you go. Seriously, look at those flat rock formations: that’s all undisturbed sedimentary rocks that have accumulated over a vast amount of geologic time. Of course there are fossils

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Guest Videos: Dunhuang Yardang National Geopark

For today’s geopark, believe it or not, we need to start out on Mars! “Yardang” doesn’t sound like a typical scientific term (in English, anyway), and it isn’t. It’s Ugyur for the same type of rock formation on Earth, and it was first used by geologists to describe these desert features near Dunhaung in China.

Guest Videos: Odsherred

Instead of telling you about Geopark Odsherred, let me show it to you, complete with narration that won’t make sense, if you don’t speak Danish, but which somehow seems to fit the flowing curves and intricacies of this land. (Their website is in Danish, but you can click the little flag icon for a translation.)

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Guest Videos: San’in Kaigan Geopark

I am not sure if everything in this video is part of the San’in Kaigan Geopark, but it certainly conveys the general feel of the place. Daisen last erupted in the Pleistocene, per the Global Volcanism Program. According to Wikipedia, one of the most popular destinations here is Genbudo Park, with its five caves and

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