Volcanoes and volcanic geosites of Lesvos
Sustainable utilization of geothermal energy, hot springs and volcanic activity in Lesvos
In the educational program ‘’Volcanoes and volcanic geosites of Lesvos’’, the children are invited to travel mentally millions of years back to the geological past of Lesvos, the Aegean and Greece and to become familiar with phenomena and processes that cannot be directly observed, such as the volcanic activity.
The children gather information in the exhibition halls of the Museum and find the relation of the volcanoes with the creation of the Petrified Forest, they learn about the large volcanoes of Lesvos, the volcanic rocks and the volcanic structures, the hot springs and the geothermal energy. Step by step they discover all the processes and changes that have contributed to the creation of today’s volcanic landscapes, they get to know the volcanic geosites, the volcanic arc of Greece, the global distribution of volcanoes and how they were created. They submit proposals for the utilization of geothermal energy, hot springs and volcanic structures of Lesvos in accordance with the principles of sustainability.
The program includes: