Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol O (Public) » Public

[O-01] Geoparks in Japan

Sun. May 24, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Mahito Watanabe(Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[O01-P18] Let's find secrets of Kyushu in Shimabara

*Yoshiomi HASEGAWA1, For outreach activities COMMITTEE2 (1.Japan Meteorological Agency, 2.Seismological Society of Japan)

Keywords:Education for disaster-prevention, Geopark, Shimabara Peninsula

The Seismological Society of Japan(SSJ), the Volcanological Society of Japan(SSJ) and the Geological Society of Japan(GSJ) manage the children's summer school on earthquakes and volcanoes(http://www.kodomoss.jp/) every summer. The 15-th children's summer school on earthquakes and volcanoes was held in the Unzen volcanic area global geopark in Nagasaki Prefecture from August 2nd to August 3rd in 2014. 21 children were actively looking for the secrets of Kyushu into such as scenery of Shimabara peninsula, Chijiwa fault and spring water. Children showed off their own discovered the secrets of Kyushu in Kyushu Geopark Festa on August 3rd in 2014. This program can prompt children to feel the movement of the earth and to find grace and disasters which are brought by volcanoes.
We will report this program, the secrets of Kyushu which were discovered by Children, and achievements of the children's summer school on earthquakes and volcanoes in the presentation.