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Research, Education, and Field Trips

Work has begun on Educational Material,
Virtual Field Trips and new Research.

Virtual Field Trips

Georgian Bay Overview
The Bruce Peninsula
Glacial Georgian Bay
The Paleozoic Coast

Learning Modules for Teachers and the Public

The Case for Geoconservation
Niagara Escarpment
Geology Fundamentals
Holocene of Georgian Bay

MITACS Lidar Research.

Thanks to a substantial grants in 2022 from the University of Toronto and Mitacs along with the support of the Midland Cultural Centre and the Georgian Bay Land Trust, and private sponsors, a new drone system now allows ecological and geological spatial mapping of Georgian Bay Aspiring Geopark by a post-doctoral fellow (Dr. Kirsten Kennedy). A DJI Matrice 300 RTK quadcopter drone, equipped with a GVI LiAir V 3-D LIDAR mapping system, and a MicaSense Altum multispectral sensor for terrain and ecological mapping, provides cutting edge ability to map large areas with a vertical resolution of ~5 cm and link physical substrates, such as changing geological conditions with natural ecosystems and habitats (such as forests, grasslands, and wetlands etc.,). This new initiative will provide key scientific information to support conservation efforts by organizations around the Bay.

Find out more about Georgian Bay aspiring UNESCO GeoPark


A grass roots initiative to establish Georgian Bay
 as one of the world’s greatest UNESCO Global Geoparks

Georgian Bay Geopark

A Georgian Bay Geopark will showcase the Bay’s extraordinary Geo-heritage to Canada and the world
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There are 177 UNESCO GeoParks in 46 countries around the world, 5 in Canada

UNESCO Geoparks

"Single, unified geographical areas of international geological significance managed with a holistic concept"
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Georgian Bay’s geology, long history and culture position the Bay to be one of the World’s great Geoparks

Why Georgian Bay?

Historically, the study of Georgian Bay rocks paved the way for modern global understanding of how continents form and migrate
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Four essential building blocks will build one of the world’s greatest Geoparks

Georgian Bay Geopark Vision

100+ Geopark Sites Geopark On line Education and Research Community Leadership
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A Georgian Bay UNESCO Global Geopark will engage and benefit all of Georgian Bay

Who benefits?

Municipalities, First Nations and Metis, Conservation Groups,Tourism and Businesses, Permanent and Seasonal Residents, Educators
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Work has begun on Educational Material, Virtual Field Trips and new Research

Research, Education, Field Trips

New initiatives are providing key scientific information to support conservation efforts around the Bay
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The creation of a UNESCO Global Geopark is a grassroots initiative led by The Georgian Bay Geopark Network – GBGN

About us

The Georgian Bay Geopark initiative is guided by a set of inclusive principles
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The GBGN is looking to form partnerships and collaborations with communities and organizations throughout the Bay

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The GBGN also invites individuals to join the Network; to get involved with ideas, stories and support.
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The GBGN thanks these organizations for their support