Presentation of Environmental Education kit-Repopulation of traditional dovecot
Life project Andros, which is realized by the Municipality of Andros with the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union, held on Thursday the 5th of November, a presentation based on the Environmental Education kit, in cooperation with the High School of Korthi.
Students were informed about the importance of the wetlands for the natural environment of the island, the main characteristics of each wetland, and for all the actions that have already been realized for their protection. Also, they learned about the future actions that are already planned will take place in the near future.
The meeting for the students of the Junior High took place outdoors, specifically in the wetland of Ormos, which is located at Mylos beach, and after the conclusion of the briefing, students participated in related educational actions. At the same time, the Senior High School students visited the LIFE information centre at Ormos, where they learned about the objectives and the actions of the project, watched a related video and had the opportunity to ask questions and to discuss how the project can be used for the benefit of both the environment and the island in general.
Some days earlier, on the 21st and the 22nd of October, students and teachers from the Elementary School of Batsi visited the LIFE exhibition, which was open during summer in Batsi, and had the opportunity to learn about the natural environment of the island and all the actions taken for its protection.
It is worth noting that the LIFE ANDROS team has already distributed the Environmental Education kit to all the schools of the island, informing at the same time all teachers about the project’s importance and actions, in an attempt to increase awareness of young people about the significance of the protection of the environment of Andros.
On Saturday the 31st of October, in cooperation with ANIMA, LIFE ANDROS team freed pigeons to repopulate the dovecot in Kapparia. It is one of the three dovecots that have been restored to be totally functional in Andros, through the LIFE project. Dovecots are a traditional practice that in the past offered their owner food and natural fertilizer. This action encourages the restoration and use of the island’s old dovecots, in an attempt to protect and save them from ruin.