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News from the Geopark
THE organisers of the recent international conference on Geoparks in Torbay have been praised by the network's international board.
Some 800 delegates from all over the world came to Torquay last week for the seventh International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks. The event was held at the Riviera International Conference Centre.
HUNDREDS of delegates from all around the world have converged on Torbay for one of the most important conferences ever held locally this week.
The International Conference on Unesco Global Geoparks has attracted more than 700 delegates from 120 global geoparks from 63 different countries to Torquay.
Prof Steward, who is Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, Plymouth University, said: "AS patron of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, I am delighted that the 7th International Conference will be taking place here in Devon, in an area of such outstanding beauty as well as geological significance.
The Herald Express has published a brilliant supplemant in the apper which talks about the coming conference and all things Geopark.
Torbay Council is asking for feedback from residents on putting in place a Public Spaces Protection Order at Hopes Nose, Torquay.
WE'RE all off on a selfie scavenger hunt — and you're all invited to join us.
All summer long we are joining South Devon College for a celebration of our magnificent Geopark South Devon scenery, and there are great prizes to be won.
A whole calendar of events have been lined up for this year’s Geopark festival held between 28 May and 5 June and will allow all the family to enjoy, explore and experience everything that makes our Geopark unique.
TORQUAY'S Cary Arms in Babbacombe Bay has been chosen to host a group of international VIP guests who will be visiting Torbay in September.
The English Riviera was granted the status of Global Geopark in 2007, resulting in international recognition for its rich geological, historical and cultural heritage.
Now the Bay is hosting the seventh international conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks in September.
Events in the Geopark
24 Sep - 18 Feb
NEW for Autumn/Winter 2016 Warriors of the Ancient World: Epic Movie Arms and Armour is a...
3 Jan - 31 Dec
Learn primitive Stone Age skills every month in our Stone Age School.Suitable for kids ages 6-12...
Young Archaeologists Club (Torbay Branch) The next meeting will be on Saturday 21st January from...
Tots come along to Occombe for a winters morning of discovery, get creative with clay and join in...
11 Feb - 19 Mar
A temporary exhibition of all things horsey in Cockington past and present. 11.00-15.00 every...
11 - 19 Feb
Go underground this Half Term for some fun familly filled activities, coastal walks and regular...
Kids join us on winters day to cook up a storm in the kitchen! we will make some favourite winter...
13 - 17 Feb
Date: 13 February 2017 - 17 February 2017 Calling all treasure hunters! Can you find the natural...
14 Feb - 14 Apr
Meet the Occombe Farm Animals Date: 14 February 2017 - 16 February 2017 Meet the Occombe Farm...
Join our marine ranger in exploring the incredible marine life that lives in Torbay’s rock...
Meet our patron
Television's favourite geologist Prof. Iain Stewart is patron of the English Riviera Geopark.
Iain is the presenter of Journeys from the Centre of the Earth, the award winning BBC series Earth - The Power of the Planet and his current BBC series How Earth Made Us.
Hong Kong GeoparkIn November 2009, the English Riviera Geopark signed a partnership agreement with the Hong Kong Geopark, allowing both Geoparks to strengthen their international relationship. Click here to find out more about our sister Geopark