Geolodía is a festive day for the dissemination of the geology, which intends to bring this science citizens. It is a free field activity, which does not require registration and participant decides how to perform it.
It involves around 80 monitors (University teachers and secondary schools, technicians of the provincial government, geologists from companies), making brief informative explanations at different points of a route.
Also, as a follow-up, taught some workshops for the small "geolodieros" (workshops of fossils, minerals,...), and reproduces a paleontological excavation by the paleontological museum of Elche (MUPE).
Geolodía is one of the essential activities of the cultural calendar of the Alicante people, especially of the nature lovers. We believe that just as well, since knowledge, from education, from culture, we all put in value this patrimony.
As in the previous activity is sponsored and organized by the Department of Earth Sciences and the environment by the Vice-Rectorate of culture, sport and language policy and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Alicante.
Brief history of Geolodía
Geolodía comes from an Aragonese initiative the year 2005. Since you are coming held annually in different locations in the province of Teruel. Thanks to the support and encouragement of the promoters of this idea, José Luis Simón, of the University of Zaragoza, and Luis Alcalá, of the Dinopolis Foundation, in 2008 we carried out the first Geolodía in the province of Alicante. That year, in Serra Gelada, we perform two itineraries, one maritime and other land, which was attended by more than 600 people. The great reception that had activity encouraged us to organize other issues: in the Sierra Aitana (800 participants), the city of Alicante (1000), the Cove of Moraig - benitachell (1100) and the Cabezo de Pinoso (1500).
The Geolodía has curdled as a national activity. In 2009, in addition to the Geolodía Teruel and the Alicante, added some more provinces (Guadalajara, Huesca, Segovia, Valencia, Zaragoza), in 2010 were 36 (website of the SSG, http://www.sociedadgeologica.es/divulgacion_geolodia.html), and in 2011, for the first time, a joint Geolodía was held at the 50 Spanish provinces. This activity, organized by the Geological Society of Spain, the Spanish Association for the teaching of the Sciences of Earth and the Geological Institute and mining of Spain.