Environmental information visit at Astros Gymnasium

On Monday, February 2nd, 2014 there was a scheduled environmental information visit at Astros Gymnasium in the framework of the educational program implemented by the School called "Young Reporters for the Environment". The 25member environmental class group of the 3rd grade attended a two-hour briefing about the "Protected Area of mount Parnon & Moustos wetland" during which there was a thorough discussion in the form of an interview that themed topics such as the role and responsibilities of the Management Body, the zoning the protected area, the protection areas that have been included in the European Ecological Network Natura 2000 and the responsibilities and actions of the different departments of the Management Body, such as the Protection & Management Department, the Patrolling & Management Implementation Department and the Department of Information, Education and Publicity.

2014_Astros-Gymnasium-presentation.jpgDuring the visit there was a parallel presentation of the documentary film entitled “The travelling seed” which was created as part of the project LIFE+ PINUS LIFE07 NAT/GR/000286 entitled “Restoration of Pinus nigra forests on Mount Parnon (GR2520006) through a structured approach”. The film is about black pine forests and their values and aims to present the structured approach that was applied after the fire for the first time in Greece in mount Parnon and to illustrate how we can get from the collection of seedlings to the plantation of young plants, in other words “The travelling seed”. The students watched the 20 minute English version of the film which aims to the public’s acquaintance with the black pine forests and their values as well as the presentation of a structured approach for their after fire restoration, which was applied for the first time in Greece in mount Parnon. The Gymnasium students experienced though the film the route from seed collection to seedling plantings. At the end of the visit the staff of the Management Body handed leaflets of the Life Pinus project as well as copies of the documentary film “The travelling seed”.


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