6th International UNESCO Conference on Geoparks (Canada)
This international Conference will take place in Stonehammer Global Geopark, New Brunswick, Canada, from 19 to 22 September 2014.
With a landscape created by the collision of continents, the closing and opening of oceans, volcanoes, earthquakes, ice ages and climate change, the Stonehammer Geopark includes geological stories from late precambrian time a billion years ago to the most recent Ice Age, and almost everything in between a playground has been created in Southern New Brunswick.
As North America's first Global Geopark, Stonehammer Geopark is about geology, but it is also about people, society and culture. Our lives are shaped by geology: where we settle, the landscape, the crops we grow, natural hazards, water resources, climate, what we mine, and the energy we use are all linked to geology.
The Global Geoparks Network Bureau will evaluate new geoparks request during the conference.