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-P20] Additional Products of Toya-Usu Geo-Stories

Masato TAKEKAWA1, Takashi TANI1, *Nire KAGAYA1, Yoshiaki HATA1, Asami NAKAYA1, Hikaru SASAKI2, Mayuko SASAKI2 (1.Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Global Geopark Council, 2.sesensitka)

Keywords:Geo-harvest, residents, Geo-Stories, picture book

Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano global geopark is a volcanic geopark located in Hokkaido in northern Japan. We can find a lot of hidden tales "Geo-Stories", associated with the activity of the living Earth when we focus on the different aspects of local industry, people's livelihood, and the natural habitats of living things in our geopark.
In 2014, Toya-Usu global geopark produced the picture book Toya-Usu Global Geopark Storybook "1 DAY on top of 110,000 YEARS" in order to comprehend the relationship between the worlds above and under the ground world. It is edited to include easy-to-understand text and illustrations to reach local people of all ages.
In 2015, additionally we produced new products "The Geopark Story-Big-size-book ", "The Geopark Adventure Cards", "The Geopark Tote Bag", and "The Story Cards of the Geopark Products".
We are promoting our geopark in a broad range by using these products based on the world view of the picture book and hopefully we can let all the residents know our "Geo-Stories".