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News from the Geopark
A large sign has been installed at the entrance to Torquay to celebrate the English Riviera's status as a UNESCO Global 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.
Events in the Geopark
23 Apr - 10 Sep
New for 2017 Follow our Art Path and discover sculptures created by local artists placed within...
30 Apr - 29 Oct
Join us on the last Sunday of the month for our food and craft markets. Featuring unique,...
27 May - 4 Jun
Join us at Occombe Farm this holiday to dicover the secrets of Torbay. Follow our quest to...
27 May - 3 Jun
Be a Geopark detective! Can you follow the quiz trail around the library and find the hidden...
27 May - 3 Jun
Create your own prehistoric cave model to take home with you. Colouring sheets available...
27 May - 3 Jun
Come to Brixham Heritage Museum and find out about; Exciting discoveries made in Brixhams 'Bone...
Monsters of the Deep Familly fun day! Come and discover some of the ginat creatures which lived...
Saturday 27 May Come and join us to celebrate the first 5 years of the amazing Geoplay Park on...
Celebrating Local Food and Craft Sunday 28 May Enjoy a wonderful market celebrating local food...
Introductory Kayak Lessons. Get yourself on the water and able to see our wonderful Geopark close...
29 May - 2 Jun
A brand new adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, by Butterfly Theatre Company....
29 May - 3 Jun
Hunt for local fossils around the visitor centre. Claim your prize once you've found them all!...
29 - 30 May
Use Devon soils to draw Devonian Fossils. Familly drop in session for 3 years+. Coloured pastels...
Join our marine ranger and explore the incredible marine life that lives in Torbay's rock pools....
30 - 31 May
Join us in the kitchen to make some tasty treats perfect for a spring picnic in the Geopark!...
Can the Hermit crab find a new home to share with his friends the Bristleworm and the Sea...
Fantastic Fossils- discover some of the amazing fossils in our collections in this hands on...
31 May - 2 Jun
Come and discover the farm animals of Occombe, even get the chance to feed some of them! Date:...
Thursday 1st June Join Prof Malcolm Hart for a special bay cruise with Paignton Pleasure...
Discover some of the oldest inhabitants who lived in Torbay thousands of years ago. Come face to...
3 - 4 Jun
GEOPARK FESTIVAL-Global Communication Weekend with Amateur Radio stations set up in Geoparks around the WorldKents Cavern
The Torbay Amateur Radio Society will be back on the airways again this year with the call sign...
16 - 17 Jun
Occombe Beer Festival is back from the 16-17 June 2017 with beer and cider tasting, live music and...
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