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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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On Friday 14 May, the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest reopens to the public and is ready to welcome you with new findings that are exhibited at the museum for the first time, after the completion of the re-exhibition works of the permanent exhibition hall, dedicated to the Petrified Forest of Lesvos.


During the last weeks the Lesvos Petrified Forest Park of Bali Alonia, in addition to its impressive petrified trees of great scientific value, reveals to us another part of its uniqueness. It is a real botanical paradise, a natural garden with an amazing variety and a large number of endemic plants, that during their flowering period create an ideal location for the observation and recognition of the wild flora in the land of Theophrastus, which is considered the founder of the science of botany.

Thank you a lot Giannis Karatzas and Mixalis Bakas for the photographic material.


“Earth Day brings together millions of people each year who demand action for the protection of our planet. As the climate crisis becomes more and more intense, every year Earth Day becomes even more important. It was established in 1970 ans since then unites millions of people around the world to support the environment, emphasizing that we must take immediate action for its protection”


The online conference on "UNESCO Global Geoparks - Actions for Climate Change" organized by the UNESCO Global Geoparks of Greece on the occasion of the celebration of the International Mother Earth Day Image removed. took place on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, with great success and high attendance!


During the last months, the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest is implementing a significant promotional campaign of Lesvos Island Unesco Global Geopark and the Lesvos Petrified Forest.

After successfully participating in the Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop along with many tour operators and tourism associations from Belgium and Poland Germany France, the Museum continues its efforts to promote Lesvos as an alternative tourism destination in the touristic market of Denmark.


Students and educators from all over Greece, that visited Lesvos during theri educational trips, presented their own unique experiences of getting to know the island at the digital event of presenting Lesvos Geopark, that took part on Saturday 17th April 2021.

All their presentations were accompanied by rich audiovisual material, promoting the unique natural and cultural heritage of the the island, that makes it an ideal destination for educational excursions.