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Reading the Landscapes of Lough Erne: A Story a Billion Years in the Making

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Join us to learn about the story of Lough Erne Landscape, a journey that began almost 1 billion years ago and still continuing today.

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Join us for an evening of geological story-telling, one that will take you on an adventure through tropical seas, lush rainforests, searing-hot deserts and icy wastelands, and a lot more besides, and all of which is evident in the rocks and landscapes that surround Lough Erne.

The landscapes that surround Lough Erne formed as a direct result of the underlying geology and the processes that have acted upon it. Being able to understand that geology helps us to appreciate the incredible story of the area around Lough Erne, one of a journey that began nearly 1 billion years ago and is still continuing to this day.

Guest Speaker Dr Kirstin Lemon

We are delighted that Dr Kirstin Lemon will be delivering this seminar. Dr Lemon is a member of the senior leadership team at the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland where she is responsible for both the Geology & Groundwater and the Information & Infrastructure teams. Kirstin’s individual expertise is in public engagement and communication and she has worked extensively in geoscience education, including in her previous role as Geopark Geologist for the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark. A large part of this work involves developing sustainable geological tourism products and she and has worked with organisations across the UK and Ireland in this field and increasingly more so internationally.

Kirstin works extensively with UNESCO Global Geoparks and collaborates closely with both UNESCO in Paris and with the national commissions in both the UK and Ireland. She was a member of the first UNESCO Global Geoparks Council, and is senior evaluator on the UNESCO Global Geoparks evaluation team. Dr Lemon is currently the Chairperson of both the UK Committee for UNESCO Global Geoparks and the Irish UNESCO Global Geoparks Committee. Much of Kirstin’s work involves using geoscience as a tool for sustainable development and she is presently studying for an MSc in Climate Change and Development to help further this role.

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