International Forum of Friends of Protected areas

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Environmental education Centre “Zapovedniks” invites you to take part in the International Forum of the Friends of Protected Areas, which will take place in Russia, Petrozavodsk, September 23-26, 2019.

About the Forum

The forum is a large-scale environmental education event that will gather active youth, their mentors, protected areas educators and many others who care about nature of our Planet, friends of protected areas (PA), including PA volunteers, representatives of responsible business, etc.

The organizers of Forum are Environmental Education Centre “Zapovedniks”, Russian Movement of Schoolchildren with partners.
The aims of the Forum:

  • to foster environmental culture, environmental awareness, and education of children and youth,
  • to build public support for the PA system

The Forum should promote cooperation, sharing information and experience between children’s and youth public organizations as well as initiative groups aiming to preserve natural and cultural heritage; as well to promote and scale up modern forms and methods of working with children and young people, including new interactive technologies for organizing FPA clubs activities; and to outline prospects for the FPA movement development; to engage new members in the FPA movement.

Forum program

Forum program will include many events for youth (school of friends of nature, master classes, quests, quiz and etc.), round-table, conferences, discussions for PA specialists, teachers and scientists, as well business meeting, flashmob, fairs, concerts, and exhibitions.

You can find the first draft of the program here!

Participation fees

Fee includes participation in forum events, accommodation in Petrozavodsk for 4 nights, as well as all meals during the Forum. The fee does not include visa and travel expenses to Petrozavodsk.
Participation fees: 250 EUR per participant – till May 30, 2019; after this date, the fee will be 300 EUR (accommodation in double room).

 An additional option: A visit to Kizhi Museum-Zapovednik on September 27th   Fee: 150 euro including:
overnight stay and meals at a hotel in Petrozavodsk, transfer, and excursion to the Museum, one-day excursion program, transfer Petrozavodsk-Kizhi-Petrozavodsk onboard the “Comet” motorboat.

Applications for delegation are accepted until May 15, 2019, at slet @ (marked ‘FPA Forum’).

An application letter should contain organization name, full names of participants, position, age, contacts (e-mail and tel.).

You can find more information about the entire program here!