Spacer
Home page
You are logged in as: anonymous
spacer
Search
Search
Visit the Museum

Opening Hours
Entry Fees - Admission Benefits
Getting there

Webshop
Visitgreece.gr
tripadvisor

Read about the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest on

Path / Main page / Friends / The Association
Back Print E-mail Main Page

The Association

The "Friends of the Petrified Forest" association is a legal non-profit organization founded in Mytilene in 2002 on the initiative of citizens interested in the protection and promotion of the Petrified Forest, Lesvos’ unique monument of nature.

Το λογότυπο του σωματείου «Οι Φίλοι του Απολιθωμένου Δάσους Λέσβου»Aims

α) The ethical and material support and general assistance of the “Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest” for the achievement of its purposes.
b) The diffusion of knowledge about the Petrified Forest of Lesvos and, more generally, the natural history of Lesvos and the Aegean in Greece and internationally to develop love and respect for the natural environment.
c) The communication and cooperation with similar Greek and international organizations.
d) The attraction of the interest of Greek and European institutions for the protection of the natural environment, the flora and fauna, ecosystems, biodiversity, biotopes and geotopes and more general ecological characteristics of Lesvian nature.
e) The support of activities relevant to the aims of the Museum, such as research, publishing, education, the organisation of seminars, congresses, exhibitions, lectures etc
f) The promotion of environmental education and the participation in educational programs.
g) The participation in research and development programs as well as the participation and assistance of institutions with similar aims.

μεγέθυνση φωτογραφίας - Η γωνία των Φίλων στις εγκαταστάσεις του μουσείου στο ΣίγριActions

From its founding day, the Association has systematically worked towards the achievement of its goals and the assistance of the Museum in its efforts for the protection and promotion of the Petrified Forest.

 

The actions taken during this period include:

  • Inclusion in the official list of environmental organisations of Greece by the Ministry of Environment Planning and Public Works.
  • Printed publication called "DRASI" containing information for the Friends about actions taken.
  • Creation of a team of volunteers for promoting the Association and the briefing of visitors to the Petrified Forest.
  • Materialisation of the "Volunteerism in the Petrified Forest" program funded by the Ministry of Environment Planning and Public Works
  • Realisation of the action concerning the development and application of two educational Museum kits on the subjects of "The Plants of the Petrified Forest" and "The Volcanic Rocks".
  • Creation of a record of volunteers.
  • Realisation of voluntary work programs for young people in the Petrified Forest.
  • Publication of the periodical SEQUOIA, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest.
  • Publication of the newspaper "Museum and Sigri".
  • Organisation of events "Celebrating Earth" each summer in collaboration with the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest.

μεγέθυνση φωτογραφίας - Οι Φίλοι εν ώρα ΔΡΑΣΗΣMembers

The encouragement of the registration of new members aims at the acquisition of a wider base of support from social institutions and citizens for all the initiatives and activities of the Natural History Museum of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos concerning the protection and promotion of the Petrified Forest.
Number of active members: 200

 View charter

 Registration Form

Top of page Top of page


Spacer