Amanda McCallum presented information about Geoparks and her work on getting the Discovery Geopark created as a UNESCO recognized park.  Discovery is one of five Geoparks in Canada, and it features both geological and culturally important features of the area.  The Park is located on Bonavista Peninsula of Newfoundland.  Among the important features of the park are fossils of the Haootia which shows the development of muscular tissue.  Culturally important sites in the park are root cellars that help sustain the local population over the years.  Many interesting geological formations are found in the park including chimneys and sections showing strata of the earth’s history.
Geoparks present significant opportunities for learning and interpretive trail hiking.