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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: I.Foufopoulos
Environmental education

The “stars” of the LIFE project

The Environmental Education kit “Audouin’s Gull and the Mediterranean Shag take us on a journey to the Greek archipelagos” is addressed to teachers and students who wish to get familiar with the Audouin’s Gull and the Mediterranean Shag and the rest of the seabirds of the Greek seas. Together with the seabirds, students and teachers will travel in the archipelagos in order to meet the unique nature of the Aegean and Ionian Sea.

This kit is mainly addressed to children from the last grades of primary school, as well as high school, but includes activities for older kids as well. The kit consists of env. education avtivities, an information booklet for educators (and anyone else who shows interest!), a Power Point presentation as well as an informative leaflet and posters of the project’s target species. The environmental education material will be further enriched with a short 20 minute documentary on seabirds and the LIFE Project.

The Environmental Education kit Environmental Education in Fournoi © R.Trigou\HOS

The kit follows the same line of a previous environmental education kit created for the LIFE project for the conservation of Eleonora’s Falcon in Greece, which already addressed the issues of seabird and island ecosystems conservation, and in general the protection of the outstanding ecosystem of the Aegean Sea.

  

Audouin’s Gull and Mediterranean Shag Environmental Education in Amorgos © R.Trigou\HOS

Environmental Education activities included in the kit:

· A seabird but which seabird?
Seabird identification key

- Make your own seabird colony
Drawing for the familiarization of the seabird identification characteristics.

· Become a seabird!
Creation of seabird masks

· The Audouin’s Gull and the Mediterranean Shag fly over Important Seabird Areas
Drawing of Marine Important Bird Areas

· Lunch for seabirds!
Audouin’s Gull and Mediterranean Shag mobile making and food habits investigation.

· Names, names, names!!!
Seabird name game

· The seabird flock
Chearful activity mimicking seabird calls

· The Cory’s Shearwater floor game
Floor game to get to know the life of pelagic seabirds

· Seabird by-catch – seabird spinning
Seabird by-catch problem and solution card game

· Misspelling seabirds
Cheerful seabird name game puns

· Round and round the bait
Seabird by-catch children’s game

· The smudger
Endangered Greek sea animal card game

· Seabirds: so similar yet different
Memory game for the special characteristics of seabirds

· “Kalikatzou”, “Varvaki”, “Kepfos” and other seabird local names
Local birdlife folklore elements

· Seabird by-catch research
Questionnaire based research on seabird by-catch on fishing gear

· Time for some reading!
Reading and commentary on writing dedicated to gulls

· Marine Important Bird Areas! Yes, but in action….?
Depiction of problems on a map – alternative solution investigation

· Mediterranean Shags and fishermen in despair!
Talk on the overall understanding of an issue

· Scaling Wind Farms
Debate for Wind Farms (pros and cons)

· Islets without peace
Matching of human activities with potential consequences on sensitive species

 

The Environmental Education material is only available in greek. Visit here this special session for children

For more information please contact HOS (+30 2108227937, +302108228704, Mrs Ioanna Kontozisi – Env. Education Officer, ikontozisi@ornithologiki.gr


Project posters:

Projects posters for the Audouin’s Gull and the Mediterranean Shag

Special  media publications:

 - Magazine “Aerostato” of the Ministry of Culture of Greece/ Seabirds: the stars of the summer

Παίζοντας το «παιχνίδι του Αρτέμη» με το Δημοτικό σχολείο των Φούρνων Γνωρίζοντας τα θαλασσοπούλια με το Νηπιαγωγείο των Φούρνων. © Ρ. Τρίγκου
Ζωγραφίζοντας με θέμα τα θαλασσοπούλια και κατασκευάζοντας Αιγαιόγλαρους Παίζοντας με τα παιδιά της παιδικής λέσχης της Ορνιθολογικής «Ξεφτέρια» ©
Τα παιδιά το Δημοτικού σχολείου των Φούρνων ζωγραφίζουν Θαλασσοκόρακες και άλλα θαλασσοπούλια  © Ρ. Τρίγκου Φτιάχνοντας μια αποικία θαλασσοπουλιών! © Ρ. Τρίγκου

 

Summer environmental education workshops

In Zakynthos...

Αιγαιόγλαρος και Θαλασσοκόρακας
Summer environmental education workshop in Zakynthos – August 2012

 

In Syros…

 

Summer environmental education workshop in Milos – August 2011 © HOS Summer environmental education workshop in Milos – August 2011 © HOS
Summer environmental education workshop in Syros – August 2011

In Milos…

 

Summer environmental education workshop in Milos – August 2011 © HOS Summer environmental education workshop in Milos – August 2011 © HOS
Summer environmental education workshop in Milos – August 2011

In Lemnos… 

 

Θερινό εργαστήριο Περιβαλλοντικής Εκπαίδευσης στη Λήμνο, Αύγουστος 2011 © Γ. Ευγενικός Summer environmental education workshop in Lemnos – August 2011 © G. Evgenikos
Summer environmental education workshop in Lemnos – August 2011


 

 

take part in the Greek seabird population census

Θαλασσοκόρακας & Αιγαιόγλαρος

LIFE Natura 2000

LIFE07 NAT/GR/000285
Concrete conservation actions for the Mediterranean Shag and Audouin's Gull in Greece, including the inventory of relevant marine IBAs

The project is implemented by the Hellenic Ornithological Society, in collaboration with the Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal (ΜΟm), the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), the Technological Institution (TEI) of Ionian Islands and the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA), with the financial support of the European Commission and the co-financing of the A.G. Leventis Foundation.
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