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Educational Programs

Get to know the wealth of the present-day trees in Lesvos and discover the plants that lived in Lesvos 20 million years ago!


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.

In the educational program ‘’Geological time and Geohistorical evolution of the Aegean’’, the children are asked to find the solutions to the puzzle that Dr. Paleopoulos and Dr. Time, geologists-paleontologists, have sent them from the past, to study the fossils in the exhibition and gather information about the plants and animals that have lived in the Aegean for the last 23 million years.

In the educational program ‘’ The secrets of sand: Exploring the sand from the beaches of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos’’, the children become explorers, are equipped with the appropriate equipment and with the guidance of the Museum staff, study sand samples from the beaches of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos.

In the educational program ‘’Minerals and rocks of Lesvos’’, the children examine minerals and rocks, most of them unknown for their valuable properties and their usefulness in everyday life.

What actions can we take in our daily lives to tackle climate change? How can we learn through the example of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest?

In the educational program ‘’Climate change: I learn about its effects by observing the Petrified Forest of Lesvos’’, the children become researchers and are asked to look in both the present-day and fossilized ecosystem of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos for evidence of climate changes and take action for climate today.