Due to the World Mountains Day, Salihli Necip Fazıl Kısakürek High School students were informed about the formation and importance of mountains. Kula-Salihli UNESCO Global Geopark Education Officer Mesut KOLBÜKEN made the presentation.
Geopark A Geopark is a single, unified geographical area where landforms or geological features of international geological significance in terms of landscape and scenery are managed with a holistic concept of nature protection, science, tourism education, and sustainable development. Geoparks, which host a large number of geosites, are conservation areas that aim to preserve the geosites and transfer them to future generations. These areas are also sustainable development areas that aim at the social and cultural development of the local people. In addition to the protection of our geoheritage, geoparks also aim to increase awareness in human society of the sustainable use of natural resources, reducing the impacts of climate change and the risks associated with natural disasters, etc.