HELMEPA’s environmental activities undertaken in the City of Nafplio and under the auspices of the Municipality were completed yesterday, Tuesday 10 December. In what was an especially pleasing result, the local educational community warmly embraced the activities of the campaign.
All events in the city of Nafplio were held within the framework of the “Marine Environment and Sciences Awareness Campaign”, which is being run by HELMEPA across 12 Greek cities with the support of Lloyd’s Register Foundation* (LRF).
With the particulars tended to by the Municipality of the City of Nafplio, over a duration of two weeks the “Marine Environment, Shipping and Sciences” Exhibition was kindly housed in the historic “Vouleftiko” building, which operated as the first Parliament of the Greek State between 1825 and 1826.
In collaboration with the Primary and Secondary Educational Directorates of the Argolida Prefecture, 1, 100 primary and high school students and their teachers from schools both in the city and around the wider region, visited the Exhibition, with costs covered by the Program. There they were guided through the Exhibit by HELMEPA scientific staff, who informed them on the importance of the marine environment together with the need for its protection and facts about shipping, applied sciences and engineering. Students also viewed a relevant brief audiovisual presentation and participated in an environmental research study.
HELMEPA wishes to extend its warm thanks to the Mayor of the City of Nafplio, Mr. D. Costouros, for placing the activities under the auspices of the Municipality, the Primary and Secondary Educational Directorates of the Argolida Prefecture for their contribution to the seamless scheduling of student visits to the Exhibition, as well as the Environment Education Center of Nea Kios for its cooperation in the implementation of educational activities.