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Report of 4GEON: A Project of Four Continents Connected Through Playful Geoeducation

IGCP project No. 751 focuses on educational and ‘fun’ aspects of geoconservation, and its first year experienced the exchange of information between the geoparks of Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. The following are particularly worthy of further elaboration and future efforts: 1) the offer by the geoparks to award local institutions and businesses the "GEO" certificate if they contribute to fun geological education; 2) special excursions through historic towns to look at the origin of the building stones and changes in use over time; 3) targeted cooperation on a personal and project level with the most famous museums in each country; 4) permission for visitors to collect rock samples that would otherwise be lost to natural processes.