Vision unveiled for geodiversity to be recognised as an integral part of our environment, economy and heritage.
The Geodiversity Charter is a first for England. It seeks to inspire decision makers and communities to celebrate and take action for our hidden natural heritage. This is the variety of rocks, fossils, minerals, soils, landforms and natural processes that constitute and shape the earth. These consequently directly influence our natural environment, our landscape and both where, and how, we live.
The charter provides practical guidance on how we can all help raise awareness of geodiversity and our remarkable geodiversity heritage. Ideas include:
- underground theatre
- fossil collecting
- incorporating geodiversity into new development
- geoplay parks
- dinosaur exhibitions