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Caves and Karst of the Marble Arch Caves and other UNESCO Global Geoparks

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The Marble Arch Caves is one of a number of cave and karst sites within the UNESCO Global Geopark. This talk will explore some of these sites and outline how geology has influenced, not just the heritage of the area, but also how it has inspired and empowered the people that live and work there. We will also explore the caves and karst found in other UNESCO Global Geoparks and discover how caves and karst have influenced landscapes and livelihoods all over the world.

Join us in celebration of the first International Year of Caves and Karst as Dr. Kirstin Lemon, Senior Geologist of the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland, gives us a fascinating insight into these important places.

 3 key topics of the talk:

  1. Explore how the karst landscapes around the Marble Arch Caves have influenced the livelihoods of the people that live and work in the area.
  2. Find out about how the limestone and the associated karst features of the Marble Arch Caves and the wider Geopark area formed.
  3. Discover some of the other UNESCO Global Geoparks that also have karst geological heritage and find out about their similarities and differences. 

Guest Speaker: Dr Kirstin Lemon Senior Geologist: Geological Survey of Northern Ireland & Scientific Adviser for the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark.

(This event is being run in partnership with the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland)

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Caves and Karst of the Marble Arch Caves and other UNESCO Global Geoparks
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Date: 27/05/2021
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Time: 7:30pm
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Location: Online Talk
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Duration: 1 Hour (includes 15min for Q&A)
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Ability Level: Beginner level
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Booking Information: Free
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