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The 6th Asia Pacific Geoparks Network Symposium

The 6th Asia Pacific Geoparks Network (APGN) Symposium was held in Rinjani-Lombok UNESCO Global Geopark (Indonesia) on September 1-6, 2019. Three members of the Oki Islands Geopark Promotion Committee attended the symposium, as well as a teacher and three students from Shimane Prefectural Oki High School.

Photo 1: Presentation on incorporating geopark topics in early childhood education

Photo 2: Presentation on extermination activities of invasive species lance-leaved tickseed

Participants from the Oki Islands gave two presentations on local initiatives: one was on the incorporation of the geopark in early childhood education, and the other was on the three high school students’ geopark research project about extermination of an invasive plant species, lance-leaved tickseed. A number of people showed interest in both presentations.

During the symposium there were also excursions, providing an opportunity to see the local traditional culture and scenery of Rinjani-Lombok UNESCO Global Geopark.

Photo 3: Traditional buildings of indigenous Sasak people in Gumantar Village

 Photo 4: Benang Kelambu Waterfall

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