Universities & Research

UNESCO Global Geoparks are special areas where the geological heritage, or geodiversity is of international importance. UNESCO Global Geoparks therefore work with academic institutions and individuals to engage in active scientific research in the Earth Sciences and other related disciplines such as ecology, geography, archaeology, and climate change to name but a few. We value our landscapes, our history and the many communities that have come before us. Therefore, it is vital that we try our best to continually understand our Earth and its processes. By engaging with scientists, archaeologists, and historians, together we can preserve, protect, and celebrate the Geopark, allowing future generations the privilege to enjoy it in all its glory.

Our UNESCO Global Geopark is not a museum, but an active laboratory. With help from academics, scientists, and researchers from all over, we are consistently finding out new information about the landscape, the species that call it home and the evolution of humanity over millions of years. Because of this, the Geopark is always changing, always evolving, and always enhancing our understanding of the world we live in. From the highest-level academic to the passionate, curious visitor, Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark is our greatest teacher, and we are dedicated to learning more and more from it.

To support this research and learning a number of specific resources are available.

To request these or to discuss any possible research opportunity please email info@cuilcaghlakelands.org.

Education Programmes

Education Programmes

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Things to do at home

Things to do at home

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Geodiversity Field Guide

Geodiversity Field Guide

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