European Day of Parks – celebrate #OurNaturalTreasures

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The European day of Parks is now just a couple of days away. However, the celebration is beginning before the 24th of May and it lasts much longer than that too, as it should. We are all proud of #OurNaturalTreasures and it is only fair to celebrate them as much as we can. Therefore, the celebration can start! Slovenia, Italy, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, Czech Republic, and Israel have prepared amazing events and are waiting for you to join them!

Organise your event!

In case you haven’t yet organised and registered your event – it is still not too late! We invite all protected areas to organise events in and around the 24th of May!

You might set up a guided tour through your Park, a special wildlife watching programme or a night tour to observe the amazing night creatures! Get your Junior Rangers and Youth on board and make them lead the activities in your Park: they can tell your visitors all about a special species, monument or habitat.

Involve your local schools in handcraft activities, such as creating nests or feeding stations, creating sculptures of your main species or maquettes of the existing habitats. Preferably, you would take them out, plant trees, teach them how to identify mammals footprints and drops, or how to identify birds by their singing. There is a whole set of activities you can organise in your Park to invite your Community!

Once you have defined your events, don’t forget to register them here.

Download the official poster and web banners to promote your event in your languages.

Show that you are a part of the celebration on your social media!

Now you can show you are part of the #EuropeanDayofParks on your Facebook profile as well.

Apply our frame and include the official European Day of Parks logo on your profile picture!

Slovenia – 22 May 2019 – Exhibition of the Parks Dinarides

The exhibition “Nature connects us – Parks Dinarides” will be opened on May 22th in Triglav National Park ‘s information center in Bled (Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled), promoting protected areas that are part of the Parks Dinarides – Network of Protected Areas of Dinarides, which belong to the wider geographic area of the Adria region: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.
The visitors will be able to see the photos of the most beautiful natural scenes from Dinarides in information points around the Triglav National Park till the end of August 2019: Information center Dom Trenta, Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled, Zelena hiša TIC Kobarid and Slovene alpine museum in Mojstrana.
The exhibition will present natural and cultural values of protected areas of the Dinarides, and benefits to local communities because of nature protection.

More information about the event can be found here 

Italy – 22 May 2019 – CEETO Park Open Day

Ente di Gestione per i Parchi e la Biodiversità – Delta del Po organised two guided visits to the Fossil Dunes of Massenzatica, ancient coastal dune cords that are now located in the hinterland because of the advancement towards the east of the coastline.

The visits are free and will be held at:
– 10.30
– 15.30

To take part in the free guided tours it is compulsory to book at [email protected]

More information about the event can be found here

Lithuania – 24 May 2019 – “Parnidis tour”

Curonian Spit National Park is taking you to the tour in Parnidis landscape reserve territory.

More information about the event can be found here

Hungary – 24 May 2019 – European Day of Park – Wildlife in the garden

The Balaton Uplands National Park Directorate would be delighted if you could join them for a pleasant walk to Csopak around the Dormouse Nature Trail. The Dormouse Nature Trail is located in Csopak at the headquarter of the Balaton Uplands National Park Directorate’s garden. The symbol of the path is a little rodent, who feels best in our loft and garden, the Dormouse.

This interactive and playful walk will present our environment and fauna, which surround us, even when we don’t notice it at all.
The Dormouse Nature Trail presents our brook’s clearness, 30 different types of woody and herbaceous plants. Furthermore, it gives you a glimpse of the Balaton Uplands’ 30 billion years of geological history. Seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs can also be found in the garden.

More information about the event can be found here

Poland – 24 May 2019 – Skarby natury w województwie lubuskim – Treasures of nature in the Lubuskie Voivodeship

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The team of Landscape Parks of the Lubusz Province (Barlinecko-Gorzowski Landscape Park )actively participates in the celebration of Landscape Parks Day and invites all nature lovers for a walk in search of nature’s treasures.
The event is addressed to people of all ages: children, teenagers, adults, seniors, and entire families.

More information about the event can be found here

Denmark – 26 May 2019 – Vadehavet i en kurv

Nationalpark Vadehavet invites to join a cultural nature tour along the coast of the Wadden Sea, where the cultural landscape and food are in focus.

More information about the event can be found here 

Sejltur med Æ Skiw

On the 26th of May, they have also organised a boat trip that you can join.

More information about the event can be found here

Czech Republic – 26 May 2019 – Excursion to spring nature

Landscape protected area Blaník is taking you to the excursion in nature.

From the House of nature, we will go through a mosaic of meadows and forests to the Křížov quarry and return to the valley of the brook Brodec.

Spring nature, plants, and animals will be presented to you by Ing. Mgr. Martin Klaudys.

We recommend hiking clothes and shoes. The event takes place in any weather, the terrain is more demanding.

More information about the event can be found here 

Israel – 28 May 2019 – Time For Time-out!

Ramat Hanadiv is kicking off the summer with an afternoon of sport, movement, and inspiration, and you’re invited to participate in an event dedicated entirely to health and relaxation in the open air, facing the sunset, with the blooming gardens in the background.
Ramat Hanadiv is happy to offer you a different afternoon experience of workshops in the relaxing and magical atmosphere of the Gardens.

More information about the event can be found here 

The European Day of Parks is a commemorative day for Protected Areas across Europe that was launched in 1999 by the EUROPARC Federation to celebrate Protected Areas throughout Europe. It celebrates the creation of the 1st National Parks in Europe – a set of nine parks created in Sweden in 1909.

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