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Very important are the results of the meeting of the Committee of Sciences of the 41st General UNESCO Conference approving the program and the actions for the years 2022-2023, as well as initiatives in the field of science. In particular, in the context of the Meeting of the Committee on Science, were established the International Day for Geodiversity on October 6 each year and the new Open Science program, which concerns the removal of restrictions on the interconnection of scientific databases and free access to the data of scientific research around the world.

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The mountain running race Αgiasos trail run took place with so many participants at the area of Agiasos, on Sunday 4th July 2021. The race was co-organized by the Gymnastics Association of Agiasos "OLYMPUS", the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest and the North Aegean Region. It was supported by the Lesvos Runners Association, the Hellenic Rescue Team of Lesvos Branch, the Agiasos Anagnostirio and many volunteers.


The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest in collaboration with the Museum-Visitor’s Center of Messel Pit Fossil Site, an Unesco World Heritage Site and the most important fossil bearing sites in Germany, and the Geo-Naturpark Bergstraße-Odenwald will present the exhibition “ Understanding Climate Change: Explorig the consequences in the geological record. Cenozoic ecosystems and the current threat” from 10th July to 30th October 2021.


The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest invites you to another weekend of educational activities for children and their families.

Saturday 19th June-11 am

Educational Program “Young Paleontologists”


Τhe participants from 52 countries, of the Digital Course on Unesco Global Geoparks 2021 were impressed by the excavation, promotion, conservation and protection works of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, along the construction site of the new Kalloni-Sigri road. The participants had the unique chance to mentally travel at the site though the impressive Virtual Tour led by professor N. Zouros, director of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest.


The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest invites you to a weekend full of games, discoveries, explorations and creative activities!!

Saturday 12th June-10 am

Educational Program “Deinotheria and Sequoias from the Lesvos Petrified Forest” for children from 5 to 11 years old

Sunday 13th June-10 am

Nature exploration, observation of birds, butterflies and more…


Lesvos island Unesco Global Geopark - Λέσβος Παγκόσμιο Γεωπάρκο Unesco welcomed three volunteers from Germany as part of a new collaboration between the Greek and German National Commissions for UNESCO, which enables Greek UNESCO Global Geoparks to host young people from Germany for a 6-month internship.