Geoheritage of the Gaspe Peninsula: examples of the Percé UNESCO Global Geopark and the Miguasha World Heritage Site


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Geoheritage of the Gaspe Peninsula: examples of the Percé UNESCO Global Geopark and the Miguasha World Heritage Site

André Desrochers (University of Ottawa); Michel Malo (INRS); Daniel Brisebois (MERN, retired)

Leaders and affiliations : André Desrochers (University of Ottawa); Michel Malo (INRS); Daniel Brisebois (MERN; retired)

Contact : [email protected]

Description :  During the four-day field trip starting and returning in Quebec City, we will visit the Miguasha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, considered as the world’s most outstanding fossil site for the Devonian Period also known as the “Age of Fishes”, a recent addition to the UNESCO Global Geoparks in the Percé area, and other important local geoheritage sites. Participants will also be presented with challenges facing the operators and promoters of these heritage sites.

Number of participants (Min/Max) : 8 / 15

Duration : 4 days

Date: Thursday, May 16th @ 7.30AM to Sunday, May 19th @ 6PM

Cost : 740$

Price includes : Transportation, breakfasts-lunchs, accomodation (double-occupancy), access to sites, guidebook (note: suppers excluded)

Starting point / end point : Quebec City Convention Centre (main entrance, Boul. René-Levesque)

Associated theme : Geosciences & Society

Associated special session and short course : Geoheritage: from local to international and short course on geoheritage.

Under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO