05. December 2020

Brainstorming session about the project “Research and preserve old travel paths within the Geopark, along with the traditions and superstitions connected to them”

Brainstorming session about the project “Research and preserve old travel paths within the Geopark, along with the traditions and superstitions connected to them”

On Tuesday, the 8th of December, Katla Geopark will host a brainstorming session about the project “Research and preserve old travel paths within the Geopark, along with the traditions and superstitions connected to them– increase the knowledge about the area and its legacy”

During the meeting we will try to answer a few questions about themed trails, especially old travel routes within the Geopark, but also about the possibility of putting up more geocaching locations and a treasure hunt for children within the Geopark. The question we will try to answer are listed here below.

The brainstorming session starts at 20:00 and will be online using the program Zoom. The link for the meeting is here: https://zoom.us/j/95486760112

You only need to click on the link and you will join the meeting.

 

We hope to see you there 😊

 

The questions that we will try to answer during the meeting:

 

Old Travel routes

Have you travelled old travel routes within the Geopark, if yes then whom?

Of the old travel routes you are familiar with, which ones are the most important ones to document and preserve to protect their heritage? (for preservation only, not for marketing)

Of the old travel routes you are familiar with, which ones would be suitable for marketing for tourism in your opinion?

With which priorities should certain routes be mapped (e.g. where the sands were crossed, glacial rivers, along the coast, etc.)?

What would be the best way to gather information about old travel routes?

Should other sites, related to the travel paths, be mapped as well?

How could we use the information about old travel routes?

Should the data we collect be accessible online?

Should old travel routes be used by the tourist industry?

Should old travel routes be used as possible new hiking trails?

Is there anything else you would like to add about old travel routes?

 

Putting up Geocaching within the Geopark

Have you heard about geocaching?

If yes, have you used geocaching while traveling?

Do you believe geocaching could improve the experience of the Geopark for visitors and local people – if yes, how so?

Should geocaching only be on tourist destinations within the Geopark, or also outside of the tourist areas?

In which tourist destinations should there be a geocaching station?

What would be the best way to use geocaching to teach about the geology and the history of the area?

Which type of geocaching should be available?

  • Traditional
  • Multi-cache
  • Mystery/puzzle caches
  • Two or more types

Is there anything else you would like to add about geocaching?

 

Treasure hunt in the Geopark for children

When (what time of the year, at which holidays) should a treasure hunt within the geopark take place?

What could the treasures be?

How many treasure sites should there be within the geopark?

In which way would we advertise a treasure hunt like this one?

Is there anything else you would like to add about treasure hunts?

 

Final question

Which agencies, companies and individuals should be a part of this project?

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