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Educational excursion for 3rd year students of the Department of Geology of the University of Patras at Chelmos-Vouraikos Global Geopark

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Educational excursion for 3rd year students of the Department of Geology of the University of Patras at Chelmos-Vouraikos Global Geopark

 

The 3rd year students of the Department of Geology of the University of Patras had the opportunity to visit important Geotopes of the Chelmos-Vouraikos Global Geopark within an educational excursion for the course of “Sedimentology- Stratigraphy –Tectonics” at Thursday, 6th of October 2016.

The Αssistant Professor of Geology and Scientific  Associate at Management Body of Chelmos-Vouraikos
for Geopark issues, George Ιliopoulos, with his colleagues,  Associate Professor Paris Xypolias and Αssistant
 Professor  Pavlos Avramidis guided and informed students about the  geological and morphological features of exceptional value
 which they visited. Also, they informed students about the  new programme of UNESCO with the title “UNESO Global
 Geoparks”, in which Chelmos-Vouraikos National Park is involved, due to its important Geotopes, which are geological
 sites with exceptional scientific, aesthetic, educational value  and archaeological, ecological, historical or cultural interest
 (Cave of the Lakes, spring waters of Aroanios river at Planitero,  Gorge of Vouraikos river with the unique Odontotos rack
 railway Diakopto – Kalavrita, Tsivlou lake, Doxa lake etc).

On their way, they visited important Geotopes in the  Chelmos-Vouraikos Global Geopark, like Gorge of Vouraikos
 river, tectonic structures in Olonos-Pindos Zone, in Kleitoria,  Doxa Lake (Mylonites) and Feneos window.

The Department of Geology of the University of Patras, arrange field trips every year, within the Chelmos-Vouraikos
Global Geopark, which is a monument of UNESCO.

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