In wrapping up the workshop, planning committee chair Mogk asked planning committee members for closing comments. Marjorie Chan, University of Utah and member of the planning committee, asked participants to continue the momentum engendered by the workshop, such as at meetings of related professionals or in more public settings, such as TED Talks. She suggested finding allies and sharing geoheritage’s embrace of community, inclusivity, access, respect, responsibility, and communication. Dunbar welcomed the participation by state geological surveys, and Connors reminded the group about National Park System resources as well as the recordings from the Fall Webinar. Tormey said a workshop goal was to set up a geoheritage “big tent,” which he said he felt was accomplished. Along these lines, Whitlock stressed the ways that geoheritage can inform Earth science teaching and research. Mogk concluded by noting that the goal was to have many people work together in a metaphorical “barn-raising” to build a strong foundation for geoheritage in the United States. He expressed the hope that the workshop accomplished this goal and the barn is beginning to be built.
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