The Earth’s geological potential involves not only its mineral and energy resources and land-use for construction, but also wildlife, educational and recreational values. Environmental information and geotourism contribute to people’s responsibility for the environment and their ability to integrate environmental considerations into all decision-making in an informed manner.
Environmental knowledge extends to whatever puts quality and content into people’s lives. Ultimately environmental awareness aims at changing people’s environmental attitudes and more importantly, their behaviour.
Geological as well as biological features may attract nature lovers and tourists. Natural attractions can also generate considerable service business. Tourism should be organized on a sustainable basis to ensure that these attractions give lasting pleasure to future generations.
Tanzania has some of the geological wonders of the world as geotouristic attractions. Among the most prominent attractions include
To develop geotourism GST provides:
Evaluation of regional nature values.
Mapping and popularization of nature targets.
Innovative design of geo-parks, trails and visitor centres of geological attractions.
Production of educational and tuition materials (guide books, site information, multimedia presentations, in-depth studies).
Land use and planning
Developing infrastructure such as large buildings, roads, railways, air ports, power stations, telecommunication, construction of water dams and gas distribution networks, depend on geological information of the ground.
GST has skills and equipment to carry out geological and geophysical studies on the ground and to transform the recorded data into useful information and provide geo-technical recommendations.
Teaching kits containing rocks and minerals are supplied to schools and other training institutions as teaching materials (see price list) .