Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Oral

O (Public ) » Public

[O-08] How to make the image of the earth's phenomenon to the general people in the Geopark

Sun. May 26, 2019 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Convention Hall B (2F)

convener:Noritaka Matsubara(Graduate School of Regional Resource Management, University of Hyogo), Yayoi ICHIHASHI(Sado Island Geopark Promotion Office), Hokuto Obara(Mine-Akiyoshidai Karst Plateau Geopark Promotion Council), Marekazu OHNO(Unzen Volcanic Area Geopark Promotion Office), Chairperson:Yayoi Ichihashi, Hokuto Obara, Hiroko Imai, Noritaka Matsubara(兵庫県立大学大学院), Suzuka Koriyama(San'in Kaigan Geopark Promotion Council)

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

[O08-05] The Important Things in Communicating Earth's Activity to Local Residents: the Awareness during Four Years after Changing a Job from a Geoscience Postdoc to a Curator

★Invited Papers

*Kyoko Kanayama1 (1.San'in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea, Tottori Prefectural Government)

Keywords:Earth sciences, geopark, interpretation

Four years ago, I changed a job from a postdoctoral researcher at a university to a curator at the Tottori Prefectural Government. After my career change, a target for my communication changed from scientists and graduate students having a passion for earth sciences to local people and administrative staff who had never learned earth sciences deeply. How can I let them know the interest for earth sciences?
I believe the interest about earth sciences is to come to realize or imagine that "the earth is active". However, I feel many people are less interested in earth sciences because there is little opportunity to feel its interest. One of my missions as a curator is simply passing on "the earth is active" to as many people as possible.
What I gradually learned from my experience as a curator for four years is that telling memories of landscape and life which listeners had seen could link to their interest for earth sciences when I tell about earth activity. Including these stories, I would like to talk about some perceptions that I gained through the curatorial work in my presentation.