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Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark becomes UNESCO site

The Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark Society (TRGGS) is excited to share the news issued by UNESCO today announcing that all 120 existing Global Geoparks, including the TRGG, will now officially become UNESCO sites. The announcement comes after the 195 Member States of UNESCO voted positively to create the UNESCO Global Geopark label on November 17,…

Junior Rangers Install Signs at Bullmoose Marshes

The weekend of June 5-7 was spent in productive fashion by a group of ten Junior Rangers from Tumbler Ridge. In previous years the Junior Rangers have taken on the task of cleaning, clearing and brushing the board-walked trails at the Bullmoose Marshes wetland site, 25 kilometres from town beside Hwy 29. This year they…

The Tumbler Ridge Secondary Geopark Club

Educational programs are an essential requirement of all Global Geoparks. As the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark evolves, expanded educational activities for all ages and in all seasons will be developed, with the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation taking the anchor role. The 2015 museum budget includes a full time education co-ordinator position, to be augmented by…

A Perspective on Global Geoparks in Canada

The tension built towards the end of the 6th International UNESCO Conference on Geoparks held at Stonehammer Global Geopark in New Brunswick last September.  The announcement of eleven new Global Geoparks in the world was made at the end of a gala dinner on the last night of the conference and the last one announced…

The Golden Summer of 2014

  The ability of the Tumbler Ridge area to keep on delivering new discoveries each year is remarkable. If there were any doubts on this score the Golden Summer of 2014 dispels them. Some of these exciting events have already been reported: the discovery of a new dinosaur tracksite deep into the mountains (probably the…

Global Geopark Designation Announced

At the gala dinner at the conclusion of the sixth UNESCO International Conference for Global Geoparks on the evening of September 22nd, the Global Geoparks Network announced the designation of eleven new Global Geoparks. The conference was organized by the Stonehammer Global Geopark in Saint John, New Brunswick, and was attended by just under 500…