Birds flying high: Family event at Athalassa National Forest Park

birdwatching at athalassa park
Event Date
June 2, 2024
Event Time
09:00 - 14:00
Organizer / Leader
BirdLife Cyprus
Athalassa National Forest Park
Booking required?
Please see event description below.

Come and celebrate with us the wondrous world of birds and nature at Athalassas Forest National Park, through fun activities for young and old.

The event is organised within the framework of the project ‘Birds Flying High’, which is funded by the Erasmus+ European funding tool (Small-Scale Partnerships-Key Action 2). The project aims to provide primary school students and teachers from Cyprus and Greece with a unique environmental educational program that helps them appreciate and connect with birdlife that lives around them and co-exist in the cities and villages.

The schools that actively participated and implemented the programme in Cyprus were the Primary Schools of Konastantinoupoleos, Lymbia, Lythrodontas and Mathiatis.


9:00 – 9:40 Bird ringing demonstration

9:40 – 13:00 Birdwatching at Athalassa Lake

9:40 – 13:00 Drawing and crafts corner

9:40 – 13:00 Students’ feathered exhibition

Students at Primary Schools of Konstantinoupoleos, Lymbia, Lythrodontas and Mathiatis will exhibit their artworks and other projects that they created during the implementation of the programme ‘Birds flying high’.

10:00 – 13:30 & 12:00 – 13:00 Cyanotype workshops (for children 10+, but younger children (6-9 years old) can also participate, accompanied by their guardians)

Cyanotype is one of the oldest methods of photography where the image, as a photogram is formed by a deep blue (cyan) colour from the combination of two chemicals when exposed to the sun. In this workshop, we will learn the technique step by step and by using feathers we will create a beautiful postcard. Registration is required during the event day.

11:30 – 13:30 Forest school activities (Suitable for children ages 4-11, who will walk without their guardians to the location of the activity)

In this adventure we will discover the gifts of nature, the possibilities it offers for learning, exploration, creativity and above all for play and fun! Together we will discover flora and fauna, shelters, animal tracks, our relationship with nature and each other, make crafts, discover natural ways of survival and share stories and experiences! This activity will be held in Greek. Registration required prior the event here:

We will also be serving refreshments and snacks!

For more information on the event, please contact BirdLife Cyprus at 22455072.

The event will take place at Athalassas National Forest Park (Latsia entrance, close to Nicosia General Hospital)

Location 1 – Picnic area:

Location 2 – Lake:

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