On 6 October, International Geodiversity Day (IGD), will be celebrated under the theme of "Geodiversity is for Everyone". The theme reflects that geodiversity is all around us, and effects the lives of all people wherever they are in the world. It is also an opportunity to promote widening participation in geoscience education and careers.


Geological diversity refers to the natural portion of the planet that is not alive, both at the surface and in the planet’s interior. By geodiversity, we mean the Earth's minerals, rocks, fossils, soils, sediments, landforms, topography and hydrological features such as rivers and lakes. The term ‘geodiversity’ also spans the processes that create and modify these features. Exceptional examples of geodiversity are preserved in UNESCO Global Geoparks around the world.