Guadalupe 10th to 12th July 2017
The Geopark takes part in the II Edition of the Guadalupe Summer Courses for which it has proposed taking a look at the interpretation of heritage in relation to the world of education and tourism. Interpretation is a complex language with which we aim to reach the people whom we are addressing by involving them in what we are telling them. It has different methodologies, some of which are more graphic and others more oral based on a script or storytelling; different ones are used in the field of education and in that of tourism. The professional interchange which this course encourages is one of the network cooperation objectives which are among the raisons d’être of the World Geoparks of the UNESCO.
We have invited various world geoparks to share their experience with us, as you can see in the programme below. We are sure that the interchange methodology proposed will give you the possibility of interacting with them directly and acquiring, sharing, and analysing ideas which will be enriching for all.
The course has two ways of participating. If you wish to obtain the certificate offered by the University of Extremadura enrol at www.unex.es/verano
If you only wish to be an unregistered participant, enrol by using this form.
Reception of those attending and handing out of material
José María Barrera Martín-Meras. Cáceres County Council. Opening lecture: The educational project of the Villuercas-Ibores-Jara Geopark.
Dr Ignacio Plaza Gutiérrez. Professor of Regional Geographical Analysis, University of Salamanca. Paper: The geomorphologic and landscape heritage of Villuercas-Ibores-Jara as a setting for sustainable development.
Antonio Pérez Díaz. Lecturer of Regional Geographical Analysis, University of Extremadura. Paper: Landscape, heritage, and territorial development.
17.00 a 18.30 hours
Dr José Manuel Hernández Mogollón. Lecturer of Marketing and Market Research, University of Extremadura. Paper: Slow Thinking: a strategy for sustainable rural development.
Dr José Carlos Salcedo Hernández. Lecturer of Architectural Constructions, University of Extremadura. Paper: Interpreting the architectural heritage. A case applied to the town of Guadalupe.
Debate on the papers of the day. Then a guided tour: “Recognising the urban development of Guadalupe”.
09.30 a 13.30 hours
Experiences of educational and tourist interpretation of World Geoparks of the UNESCO
|José Luis Palacio
|Hateg Country Dinosaurs
|Mariana Vilas Boas
|Villuercas Ibores Jara
|José M Barrera, Javier López, Iván Cortijo
Session 1: Educational experiences. Round table with PT, IT, RO, CH
Session 2: Tourist experiences Round table with FR, ES, CH, MX
Session 3: Workshop:
Seven tables are arranged, at each of which one of the geoparks invited will sit. The people in the hall are divided into groups of five (or more depending on the number of people attending) who sit down to work with the geopark invited. The subjects may be varied as follows: interpretation with educational purposes, with tourist purposes, panels, storytelling, guiding, publications and leaflets, interpretation centres, geosites, or geoitineraries. Each geopark will choose a subject and its table will deal quickly with mainly this theme. The participants may ask theoretical questions, if they are students, or practical ones in the sense of improving some of the resources on which they are currently working. Every half hour the groups change tables. The total session must not exceed two hours. The geoparks are asked to bring practical material such as leaflets or publications, photographs of panels, itineraries, etc. The participants may equally bring documents or publications which they wish to analyse with the geopark expert.
16 a 19 hours
Visit to the Visitor’s Reception Centre and the Fausto Maldonado School of Cañamero.
(Private transport not included in the organisation)
Interpreted visit to the Geoparque
8:00 – Departure from Guadalupe
8:30-10:30 – Visit to the Logrosán Mine, the Geomining Museum, and the Interpretation Centre
11:00-12:30 – Ascent to Cabañas Castle
13:00-14:00 – Interpretation Centre visit to the Castañar Cave