Article Series

Series: Values Embodied in Geoheritage

Explore the values that our geoheritage holds, regardless of social, ethnic, religious, economic, or educational background. Our geoheritage holds tremendous aesthetic, artistic, cultural, ecological, economic, educational, recreational, and scientific value. These values allow us to evaluate the significance of different sites, as well as provide a framework for understanding our connections.

  • Chapter 1: Aesthetic Value

    sculpted hoodoos of Bryce Canyon

    Aesthetic value is one of the many values, both tangible and intangible, that can be described and used to define the societal significance of geoheritage sites. Read more

  • Chapter 2: Artistic Value

    photograph of silhouette of people on boulder ridge

    Artistic value is one of the many values, both tangible and intangible, that can be described and used to define the societal significance of geoheritage sites. Read more

  • Chapter 3: Cultural Value

    person looking closely at rock art

    Cultural value is one of the many values, both tangible and intangible, that can be described and used to define the societal significance of geoheritage sites. Read more

  • Chapter 4: Ecological Value

    valleys and ridges

    Ecological value is one of the many values, both tangible and intangible, that can be described and used to define the societal significance of geoheritage sites. Read more

  • Chapter 5: Economic Value

    tropical islands and beaches

    Economic value is one of the many values, both tangible and intangible, that can be described and used to define the societal significance of geoheritage sites. Read more

  • Chapter 6: Educational Value

    students using magnifying glass

    Educational value is one of the many values, both tangible and intangible, that can be described and used to define the societal significance of geoheritage sites. Read more

  • Chapter 7: Recreational Value

    hiker in sequoia

    Recreational value is one of the many values, both tangible and intangible, that can be described and used to define the societal significance of geoheritage sites. Read more

  • Chapter 8: Scientific Value

    paleontologist working on fossil quarry site

    Scientific value is one of the many values, both tangible and intangible, that can be described and used to define the societal significance of geoheritage sites. Read more