Eco tourism and Geopark

Goals of the SOLE project:

The project has been carried out with the idea of experimenting a virtual learning collaborative environment where students from different parts of the world meet and learn about EcoTourism and Sustainable tourism.

 

The aim is to test and evaluate collaborative learning as a medium to support new teaching and learning processes in High Education. This project grows awareness of the potentialities of social networks and their contribution in defining new learning paths.

 

The objective of SOLE social is to guide students in the search of useful information from their partners’ contributions. The project develops different intellectual outputs:

 

a) a pedagogical guide with the new methodological approach and use of the social.

 

b) a digital learning object about ECO TOURISM and sustainable activities. The learning object includes a guide and a collaborative proposal on the topic.

 

c) a digital learning object about Geoparks. The learning object includes a virtual tour of a Geopark and some collaborative tasks.

Social Networks. Blogs. Internet communication. vector

meet and learn about EcoTourism and Sustainable tourism.

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ECO TOURISM

Eco tourism is now defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015).

Education is meant to be inclusive of both staff and guests. Eco-tourism’s perceived potential as an effective tool for sustainable development is the main reason why developing countries are now embracing it and including it in their economic development and conservation strategies.

Eco tourism involves the idea of visiting natural areas in order to learn, study or carry out activities in an environmentally friendly manner. The SOLE social gives the opportunity to have experience with nature without moving from your home.

Eco tourism helps in community development by providing a sustainable, alternate source of livelihood for the local community. Its aim is to conserve resources, especially biological diversity, and maintain sustainable use of resources that bring an ecological experience to travellers, conserve the ecological environment and gain economic benefit.

While a variety of lifestyle research studies show that travellers are concerned about environmental conservation and the welfare of local people, their travel choices do not appear to be based on these outlooks. Consumers’ need to make responsible travel choices and this is increasingly pivotal to the success of eco-tourism objectives, making it highly important that they understand precisely what is a good eco-tourism experience.

Research on nature tourism has shown that as much as 50% of the total travel market wants to visit a natural area during a trip, which might include a short day trip to a national park. Key eco-tourism destinations have reported dramatic increases in visits to protected natural areas. Eco-tourists have always been strongly attracted to national parks and protected areas such as Geo-parks.

ECO tourism HOTSPOTS SOLE

is a very powerful tool with which you can “catch” annotations, text, or other material to one position or geo- location or chosen according to one street name or touristic park.

sole social hotspots

IDEAL FOR GEO-PARKING AND ECO-PARKING TO PLOT THE BEST POINTS OF A TOURIST EXCURSION OR A PLACE OF NATURAL IMPORTANCE. Discover more here