Geopark Week 2019
27-05-19 till 11-06-19
Two weeks packed with activities
Each year UNESCO Global Geoparks organizes a global Geopark week. Naturally, the Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark is a participant in this, together with the Hunebed Center, Forest Management, the Stedelijk Museum Coevorden, the Hortus Botanicus Haren, Van Gogh House and the Drentse Veenland. Together we have put together a program packed with activities for young and old.
From 27 May till 10 June you can experience all sorts of fun and educational walks, guided tours, boat excursions and other adventures. And archeologist Evert van Ginkel will give an exciting presentation about the 200,000-year history of the Hondsrug and its prehistoric inhabitants.
Program Overview Geopark Week 2019
|29 May and
|How the Ice Age formed the Hondsrug: Guided tour for children in the Hortus Haren|
|29 May||Traces of battle: Walking tour of the city and visit to the Stedelijk Museum Coevorden|
|30 May||Spirit of nature: early morning walk (starting at the Buitencentrum Boomkroonpad in Drouwen)|
|30 May and
|Walking from the ice age to prehistory: Hunebed center in Borger|
|30 May||Early morning walk in the Bargerveen|
|30 May||Family Day Nature Park Veenland|
|31 May||In the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh: Boat ride on the Snikke and visit to the Van Gogh Huis in Veenoord|
|1 June and
|Eye to eye with the hunebed builders: Guided tour through the museum of the Hunebed Center in Borger|
|1 June||Train ride from the narrow gauge (Smalspoor) museum with a nature walk by the Griendtsveen lake|
|1+2 and 8+9 June||Prehistorical weekend: Live history in the prehistorical park of the Hunebed Center in Borger|
|2/9 June||Walk through 150.000 years of history: Guided tour through the prehistorical park of the Hunebed Center in Borger|
|3, 5 of 7 June||Drilling for the ice age: For children in group 7/8 of the basis school and classes 1- 3 of advanced education.|
|4 June||How the Ice Age created the Hondsrug: Guided tour for adults in the Hortus Haren|
|5 June||Discover a pingo ruin: classes 1- 3 of advanced education.|
|6 June||Seen from the back: Presentation by archaeologist Evert van Ginkel, in Rolde|
|Pentecost walk: starting at the Buitencentrum Boomkroonpad in Drouwen|
The Hondsrug UNESCO Global Geopark
UNESCO Global Geoparks are characterized by their exceptional geological, archeological, ecological and cultural value. There are 147 UNESCO Global Geoparks in the world, spread over 41 countries.
The Hondsrug is the only UNESCO Global Geopark in the Netherlands. The region was given this status because of its ice-shaped ridges and valleys, the wealth of treasures from our ancestors and the evidence of shaping of the landscape by human hands.
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