Participation in the “2nd City Conference on Volunteering and Social Empowerment", Kolympari 4-6/5/2018
The Natural History Museum of Crete - University of Crete, participated in the “2nd City Conference on Volunteering and Social Empowerment", which took place the weekend 4-6 May 2018, in the Conference Center of the Orthodox Academy of Crete, in Kolymbari, Chania.
Aim of the conference was to show the economic, social and environmental importance of Adult Education, the importance of Culture, Volunteering and Cross-sectoral Cooperation inside the Community.
Open event: “Natural Environment and Conservation of Chrysi island”
On the 26th of April, 2018, at the onset of the new tourist season, an open event on the “Natural Environment and Conservation of Chrysi island” took place at the Exhibition of Natural History Museum of Crete - University of Crete (Sofokli Venizelou Av., Iraklion).
The whole Chrysi island (also known as Gaidouronisi) has been designated as a NATURA2000 area, since it hosts a wide range of protected habitat types and flora & fauna species. Thanks to its natural beauty, it is a top destination for the inhabitants and visitors of Crete. Unfortunately, its touristic exploitation is out of control, despite the fact than clear management strategy and practices have been suggested by NHMC.
The program of the event:
18.00-18.30: View of the LIFE Natura2000Value Crete documentary «Natura 2000: Life for all»
18.30-19.00: "NATURA2000 network and the Natural Environment of Chrysi island"- Panagiotis Georgiakakis, NHMC
19.00-19.30: "Special Environmental Study of the Island of Chrysi: What has to be done this summer period" – Michalis Dretakis, ΜΦΙΚ
2nd training seminar for professionals involved in tourism, held at Omalos plateau
The second training seminar for professionals involved in tourism took place in the 31st of March and the 1st of April, 2018 at the Environmental Information Center of Samaria National Park, in Xyloskalo, Omalos Plateau.
The Seminar was organized by the Natural History Museum of Crete (University of Crete) with the support of the Samaria National Park Management Body. It aimed to improve the capacity of tourism professionals (mountain and tour guides, apartment owners etc.) on simplifying the notion of the contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to the human well-being and sharing it with tourists and visitors in NATURA 2000 sites in Crete.
Training seminar for professionals involved in tourism at Lasithi plateau
A training seminar for professionals involved in tourism took place at the cultural center of Marmaketo, in Lasithi plateau in the 24th and 25th of March, 2018.
The Seminar was organized by the Natural History Museum of Crete (University of Crete) with the support of the Municipality of Lassithi Plateau. It aimed to improve the capacity of tourism professionals (mountain and tour guides, apartment owners etc) on simplifying the notion of the contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to the human well-being and sharing it with tourists and visitors in NATURA 2000 sites in Crete.
Participation at the 4th Pancretan Beekeeping Congress, February 24-26, 2018
The Natural History Museum of Crete participated at the 4th Pancretan Beekeeping Congress, which took place in the Exhibition Center of Agia, in Chania, the weekend 24-25 of February 2018.
Pancretan Beekeeping Congress is considered to be one of the most important exhibitions for the sector.
This event hosted more than 1800 registered participants, and a significant number of guests and distinguished lecturers.
Event for the World Mountain Day (December 11) in the exhibition of NHMC
An open event for the celebration of the World Mountain Day took place in Decemer 11, 2017, in the exhibition of the Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) and was organized by the project LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete and the Mountaineering Club of Heraklion (MCH).
Open Event for the NATURA 2000 Network and Release of Wildlife in Gonies Pediados (Sunday, November 19, 2017)
Under the framework of the LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete Program, the University Crete-Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) in collaboration with the Cultural Association of Gonies Pediados and the Association for the Protection and Welfare of Wildlife, "ANIMA", organized an Open Event for the Protected Areas included in NATURA 2000 Network.
LIFE Natura2000 Value Crete 18th Panhellenic Forestry Congress
Decentralized Administration Authority of Crete, represented by Mrs. Patergiannaki Maria and Stamataki Despoina, Foresters of the Directorate General for Forests and Agriculture,
Directorate of Coordination and Supervision of Forests, participated in the 18th Panhellenic Forestry Conference, held in Edessa, October 8-11, 2017. The conference title was: «Hellenic Forestry facing major challenges: sustainable forest management, forest cadaster, environmental technologies-networking and nature protection».
Training seminar for journalists and media employees at the Museum of Typography "Yannis and Eleni Garedaki"
On July 26, 2017, a training seminar for journalists and media workers was held at the Museum of Typography "Yannis and Eleni Garedaki" at Souda Industrial Park, within the framework of the 6th Summer School of Environmental Journalism (July 21-30, 2017, Chania). The seminar on "Environment and Ecosystems" was co-organized by the University of Crete - Natural History Museum of Crete, the Department of Journalism & Mass Communications of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Regional Press Institute.
The aim of the seminar was to inform participants on issues related to the environment (ecosystems, fauna and flora, biodiversity, protected areas of the NATURA 2000 network and their importance to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of local communities).
Educational seminars for students of the educational institutions of Crete
Three training seminars for the students of the educational institutions of Crete took place between 22 and 24, May, 2017.
The seminars were held at the premises of the Technical University of Crete (May 22), University of Crete (Voutes campus, Heraklion, May 23) and Gallos campus, Rethymno (University of Crete, May 24). The aim of the seminars was to inform students about issues related to the environment (ecosystems, fauna and flora, biodiversity, protected areas of the NATURA 2000 network and their importance to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the local communities).