BirdLife Cyprus implements various activities to inform and raise awareness on the birds of Cyprus, the threats they face and the need to protect them and their habitats. Through outreach actions we also aim to bring young and old closer to nature and to inspire respect for the birds and biodiversity of Cyprus. We believe that the foundations for the development and practice of environmental citizenship are laid in the early stages of a person’s life and therefore education of children and youth lies at the core of our awareness-raising actions.
Some of our actions at schools are:
Here’s two participants in the mindfulness in nature sessions we organized with Claire Thompson and the Family House’ sharing their thoughts about how our relationship with nature should be.
From birdwatching and ringing demonstrations to hands-on workshops, one thing is for certain: anyone joining our events will find interesting activities to do and learn about birds and the natural world.
Our events include:
Informative and educational resources
An animation movie starring Ulysses the blackcap and his son Telemachos, our ‘Feathered Journeys’ mobile app, our kids bird guide ‘What’s that bird?’, various leaflets and activity books, are only a few of the examples of the educational resources that our scientific and educational team has been developing to enrich and strengthen our education work.
Within the framework of our educational school visits, a board game on bird migration has also been developed, with funding from NABU (our BirdLife partner in Germany) and the Heinz Sielmann Foundation, to help children understand the challenges of bird migration through an experiential and fun approach.