Keywords:geopark, high school education, Super Science High School, SSH, San'in Kaigan Geopark
Recently, a practicing education program is necessary in a high school education. The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) proposed that it was important to cooperate with a research institute and university in a high school education by education guidelines. But a university and research institute doesn't have a special educational program for high school, and it is difficult to cooperate with a university and research institute for high school. The other hand, a school education is one of important programs in geopark activities. Geopark can offer various educational programs and act as an intermediary between high school and university.
In San'in Kaigan Geopark, we offer various educational programs by cooperating with a university and local research institutes. University of Hyogo cooperates with Toyooka high school in SSH from 2010. We utilized San'in Kaigan Geopark, Itoigawa Geopark, Muroto Geopark, Jeju Geopark and Lesvos Geopark for high school educations.