World Wetlands Day 2005 -- Cyprus

14/03/2005

Akrotiri

The Text of the Invitation and Programme (also in PDF with logos)

The Akrotiri Environmental Education and Information Centre, together with Akrotiri Community Council, Akrotiri Cultural Association and Akrotiri Environmental Association

In cooperation with the Forestry Department and the Game Fund of the Republic of Cyprus, Birdlife Cyprus, The Foresters' Association - Graduates of Cyprus Forestry College

And supported by the Ramsar Convention Bureau

Invite you to the events organised for the celebration of the World Wetlands Day at Akrotiri Peninsula

The events are organised in memory of late Loizos Kourtellarides who spent part of his life studying avifauna, especially at wetlands

The programme of all events organised between 31 January and 8 February, as well as the detailed programme for the main event on 2 February 2005 at Akrotiri Communal Building are given overleaf

Programme of all events

Lecture at 24th Elementary School Limassol 31/1/05 09:30 - 10:30

Educational visit to Akrotiri wetlands of Agioi Anargyroi Elementary School 1/2/05 08:30 - 10:00

Educational visit to Akrotiri Environmental Education and Information Centre of Apsiou Elementary School 2/2/05 10:30 - 12:00

Main event at Akrotiri Communal Building 2/2/05 18:20 - 19:40

Educational visit at Akrotiri Environmental Education and Information Centre of Kolossi Nursery School 3/2/05 09:00 - 11:00

Lecture at Trachoni High School 4/2/05 10:00 - 11:00

Bird watching trip at Akrotiri wetlands. Meeting point at Akrotiri Environmental Education and Information Centre 6/2/05 10:00 - 11:30

Educational visit at Akrotiri Environmental Education and Information Centre and Akrotiri wetlands of 7th Elementary School Limassol 7/2/05 09:00 - 12:00

Educational visit at Akrotiri Environmental Education and Information Centre and Akrotiri wetlands of Kolossi B Elementary School 8/2/05 08:30 - 10:30

Programme of main event at Akrotiri Communal Building on 2 February 2005

Arrival of guests 18:20
Welcoming message by Chairman of Akrotiri Community Council 18:30
Reading of a greeting message from the Secretary General of Ramsar Convention 18:35
Greeting by representative of Birdlife Cyprus 18:40
Greeting by the Chairman of the Foresters' Association - Graduates of Cyprus Forestry College 18:45
Speech by the Director of the Forestry Department 18:50
Presentation of research by the Akrotiri Elementary School children on the 'Importance of the Establishment of the Akrotiri Educational and Information Centre for local people' 18:55
Theatre play by the Theatre Team of the Akrotiri Cultural Association. The play is based on real stories of Akrotiri Village in the 1940s and the relationship with local wetlands 19:05
Basketry demonstration by Akrotiri Villagers 19:25
Slide show with photos from Akrotiri Peninsula and cocktails 19:30

Akrotiri school children research presentation

Basketry demonstration to local school

Birdwatching trip

Educational visit at the Centre

President of Akrotiri Community Council speech

Secondary school lecture

Theatre play by local people about basketry

TV crew filming the events

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