How we celebrated the European Green Week

05.07.2015

On the occasion of the European Green Week in many countries in May and June were organized series of events dedicated to nature and biodiversity. In Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) also included initiatives in several towns and villages in the country in both its Nature Conservation Centers "Poda" near Burgas and "Eastern Rhodopy" in Madzharovo.

In the Nature Conservation centers "Poda" and "Eastern Rhodopy" the dates 3, 4 and 5 June (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) were declared as open days, during which tours for bird watching and viewing the exhibition halls were free for individual visitors and families.

On 1 June BSPB team visited local schools in Strandzhevo and Potochnitsa whereas at "Eastern Rhodopy" students played an educational game relating to the Egyptian vulture.

On the occasion of the initiative BSPB within the LIFE + project "The Return of the Neophron" jointly with the Environmental and Education and Research Centre of Sofia Zoo organized a workshop for children, dedicated to the Egyptian Vulture with a lecturer the BSPB volunteer Krisia Ayala from Puerto Rico. She delivered a presentation entitled: "The migration of birds and people" in the Faculty of Biology of the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" within the course organized by the Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation.

Besides Sofia the volunteer organized the workshop with students from the local school in Madzharovo.

Events with students dedicated to the Egyptian vulture and the Green Week 2015 were organized in Sofia - Drita Private school, in Provadia and in Partizani village.  In Ruse the workshop with children were organized jointly with the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Waters.

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