The 2nd High End Forum on Natural Culture and the Release Conference of China Geopark Development Re

From November 2nd to 3rd, the 2nd High End Forum on Natural Culture and the Release Conference of China Geopark Development Report were held. This forum is one of the key activities for the 70th anniversary of the founding of China University of Geosciences (Beijing). At the invitation of the organizer of the conference, all the staff of Qinling Zhongnanshan Global Geopark Management Center, led by Wang Chuang, Deputy Director of Xi'an Natural Resources and Planning Bureau, participated in the forum.

At the conference, Deputy Director Wang Chuang closely focused on the theme of the forum and made a report entitled “Innovative Future of Qinling Zhongnanshan Global Geopark” with the innovative exploration of science popularization in Qinling Zhongnanshan as the starting point, introducing the three innovative changes of science popularization with the Covid-19 pandemic becoming a new normal, which are that the publicity methods of the geopark have changed from “flat” to “three-dimensional”, and the science popularization products have changed from “scenic spot” to “panoramic”, and science popularization research-learning bases have changed from “amateur” to “professional”. It comprehensively explained the fruitful achievements of Qinling Zhongnanshan Global Geopark in science popularization innovation and community support. This innovation oriented, deep thinking and all-round experience sharing has won unanimous praise from experts and scholars attending the meeting and other geoparks.

This forum is of great significance on carrying out of Xi Jinping’s thought on ecological civilization, continuely improving the capacity and level of ecological civilization construction and transforming the research results of harmonious development between man and nature into reality. Qinling Zhongnanshan Global Geopark will also continue to work hard. Through these innovative measures, it will practice the concept of “green water and green mountains are golden mountains and silver mountains”, fulfill the responsibilities of the global geopark, expand social influence, improve the visibility of the geopark, and stick to the concept of the global geopark to protect geological relics, strengthen geological science popularization, and drive community development.