The “EducationalCommunityandPublicAwarenessCampaignontheMarineEnvironment, Shipping and Sciences” which is carried out by HELMEPA across 14 Greek towns and cities between 2014-2017 with the support of Lloyd’s Register Foundation* (the Foundation), moves on to the island of Skiathos from 26 September to 5 October 2016.
Besides raising awareness among schools and the wider community on the themes of the Campaign, the aim of this initiative is also to inspire children in Greece to learn more about science, engineering and technology in the service of humanity and the environment, and give them access to information and facilities that they otherwise may not have had.
The Campaign’s activities will be carried out under the auspices of the Municipality of Skiathos and in cooperation with the Cultural Association of Skiathos. The environmental Exhibition will be hosted at the main hall of Bourtzi Cultural Centre and it will be visited by all the schoolchildren of Skiathos. Moreover, attempts are being made to organize visits to the Exhibition of middle level students and teachers from the adjacent islands of Skopelos and Alonnisos, on the Campaign’s expenses.
The opening of the Exhibition will take place on Monday 26 September, at 13.00. It will remain open for schools daily from 09.00 to 13.00 and for the public in the afternoon from 17.30 to 19.30 and during the weekend from 10.00 to 13.00.
Also, in the framework of the Campaign, a ‘train-the-trainer’ Seminar for Teachers titled “The marine environment and us: ensuring a sustainable future” is scheduled to take place on Thursday 29 September, in the evening, at Bourtzi Cultural Centre.
On the same day, in the morning, a beach cleanup will be organized in cooperation with the Cultural Association of Skiathos, in the framework of the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) “Marine Litter Watch Month” initiative for the promotion of the citizen science approach.