International Mother Earth Day


Environmental education & International Mother Earth Day -22 April 2021

Chelmos-Vouraikos UNESCO Global Geopark, actively participating in the initiative of the UNESCO Global Network of Geoparks: "Preparing our common future", during March 2021, has carried out a series of online presentations to students for the geopark’s area. Our “little” friends "saw" some of the most important geotopes of the geopark from the point of view of an amateur geologist! In addition, the students of the 1st and 2nd grade of Kalavryta Gymnasium had the opportunity to vote which geotope they want to visit after the end of the pandemic, showing their preference for the "water" geotopes: "Eye of Ladon", "Lake Doxa" and "Lake Tsivlou".

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On the occasion of the celebration of International Earth Day, on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the UNESCO Global Geoparks of Greece organized an online conference on "UNESCO Global Geoparks - Actions for Climate Change" and aimed at presenting the actions they have developed for climate change and the possibilities of their use for the implementation of educational actions. The web day was co-organized by the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, the Hellenic Geoparks Forum and the UNESCO Chair on Geoparks and Sustainable Development of insular and coastal areas, University of the Aegean.

Greece currently hosts six areas that have been recognized as UNESCO Global Geoparks, under the Organization's third site recognition program, the International Geoscience and Geoparks Program (IGGP). These areas are the Geopark of Lesvos, the Geoparks of Psiloritis and Sitia in Crete, the Geopark of Chelmos-Vouraikos in the Peloponnese and the Geopark of Vikos-Aoos in Epirus. Also, on April 21, UNESCO officially announced the inclusion of the Grevena-Kozani Geopark in the list of UNESCO Global Geoparks.

The events in the context of the celebration of the International Mother Earth Day, continued on Thursday, April 22 and the Management Body of Chelmos-Vouraikos in collaboration with the Cultural Association of Lykouria and community volunteers, collected waste at the sites “Chelonospilia” (“Turtle Cave”) and "Ladona Springs".

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