Playing with Canva this morning.
Playing with Canva this morning.
Source: End of The Giant’s Chair
I enjoyed the Sculpture Trail and it’s sad to see the Giant’s Chair go.
I am currently working with fundraising tasks for Geopark Vestjylland as well as working with them to meet the criteria to be UNESCO certified through EGN/GGN. It’s extremely interesting to learn about geomorphology and geotourism, as well as having the opportunity to get to know people so engaged in the heritage of exactly my region.
I have to create a project for my University College also this spring, and with my boss I have decided that I’m going to be working on an effect measuring model specifically designed for this Geopark. It will include determining the baseline for several parameters, both some that are very important with regards to the EGN application but also economic development, level of awareness, synergies with other nature areas, infrastructure improvements and local pride.
It will be interesting to see what is possible to measure directly as well as how these measurements can be designed. It’s also going to be necessary to make qualified predictions and project some short-term effects into the future.
I can’t wait to get started!
I will leave you with a picture of the coastline at Bovbjerg, an up to 35 metres high cliff with Elster, Saale and Weichsel deposits where especially the exposed cross section in the Weichselian stationary line is of interest.
Brilliant post by Not A Clue Adventures!
Ecotourism is now defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015). Education is meant to be inclusive of both staff and guests.
Principles of Ecotourism
Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that those who implement, participate in and market ecotourism activities should adopt the following ecotourism principles:
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Here is the impressions from today when I was out and about seeing the little nature path that I will be trying to get upgraded as part of my next project.
Play with me, begs the wind,
and tugs at the copper,
pushes the golden,
orange and green
into a clay-grey puddle
of captured autumn sky.
race over molten lead
above the capony.
Catkins and nuts
burst like campfire
under my feet.
Puffballs spiky white,
Oysters clammed up beneath bridges,
Jew’s ear listening for the sound of elderberries
swaying in the wind
and 3 pheasant torpedos,
offset over rows of ditches.
Deer at dusk…
Dusk at midday in the drizzly
of late October,
bridges leaning –
at Wounded Tree.
Sudden reminders of
chainsaws, stuck trailers,
sore backs and silent rain
just like this.
The warm smell of oily
wood chips warm to the touch.
The first snow
melting down my back
and caught in dad’s eyebrows.
Accending, under sizeable oaks,
fields lie narrow
with borders of blue-deep
Darkness wraps around me,
a blanket knitted with stars.
around mugs of hot chocolate.
sitting beneath the ticke-ti-tick
of rain on leaves
Here is the result of the workshop – lots of credit to my group members who finished all the video editing and took care of the presentation while I am at home with a chest cold.
First day today at U-CrAc and it’s quite a challenge because we are so many different professions involved. Some are very used to design processes and doing very abstract work in the beginning of the process, others are more used to having to provide feasible solutions within budget and closely relating to existing problems.
It seems our case deals with voids. Or maybe rather a relief – things that stand out on a background which can seem like a blur. We need to carve away the bits that are not essential and deal with many influencing forces – groups and their interests, conflicting levels of engagement and maybe there is an irony in the task – that to the untrained eye, the area we are going to promote is barely noticable, and the biodiversity of the area is very low – but very distinct – if you know what you are looking for. Which no one seems to do, so we have to make them some glasses, provide a filter.
We have been asked to do an app but it seems the main communication need is to create this relief function as well as provide a medium which is flexible enough to buffer around changes in the business landscape that we need to somehow promote on the background of this nature area.
Maybe the idea of a relief will last for a few hours – it’s helping me think about the problem anyway. See what the rest of my group say tomorrow. It’s certainly an interesting project.
I need to see if I can get them to explain how they think abstract thoughts, though, as they seem to think I am too concrete thinking. I’d like to understand where they stand – if they can verbalise it.
It’s been very hot here for a long time – so hot that the only thing you can think about is cool showers and ice cream, hah.
Now, finally it is a bit cooler again and I have been trying to draw a Robin. Not sure how well I managed, but it was fun to try.