Exploring the unknown side of Cape Greco Peninsula

07 December 2017

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Join us on Saturday 16 December at 9am at the Cape Greco Environmental Education and Information Centre to experience nature in new ways! What will we do? A bird ringing demonstration, a creative mapping workshop in nature and picnic*!

At 9 am we start with the creative mapping workshop in nature. Forget maps as you know them! The workshop starts with a short presentation of the creative mapping methods as well as some examples. Then, the opportunity to explore the surrounding area and make your own creative map is yours to take! And once you complete your artwork, you can submit it to take part in the ‘Wild for nature’ competition, for your chance to win prizes worth over 1500 euro and to take part in an exhibition with the winning and most interesting submissions! You can register individually or as a group (the mapping will take place in groups of 3 to 6 people). 

At 11 we continue with a bird ringing demonstration. You will have the opportunity to see wild birds up close, being ringed and released back into nature! Bird ringing is a scientific method for the study of wild birds, where a ring with a unique code is placed on the bird’s leg. Learn how, why and who does bird ringing and how we got from Aristotle’s theory to today’s understanding of bird migration. 

After the ringing we will enjoy a picnic taking in the beautiful landscape of the area!

Have you been waiting for the perfect opportunity to explore nature? Here it is! If you are between 15 and 25 years old, there is a perfect reason for you to explore nature: BirdLife Cyprus' ‘Wild for nature’ creative mapping competition! We can’t wait to see nature through your eyes and your other senses – join us on Saturday in our exploration! All information is available here: wildfornature.birdlifecyprus.org 

Free participation
Spaces are limited and will be granted on a first come first served basis
For more information and registrations (until 14 December): 22455072 or natalie.stylianou@birdlifecyprus.org.cy

*Participants are responsible for bringing their own food and drink for the picnic.

The event is taking place within the framework of the 'Wild for nature' campaign, which is supported by Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, CYTA, Mona's Art, AWOL and Get out. The media sponsor is CITY.

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