Friends of Nature provides a training for students and teacher with hands-on outdoor activities to discover the natural cycles, formation of rivers and valleys, creation of forests, rise of Lebanon from under sea, importance of protecting all that as in the example of Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve opposite to us. 

 

PROGRAM OF THE TRAINING

The training is divided into the following sessions.

Workshop 3: Learning on the Adonis valley (ecology)

a.     The nature walk continues to a field overlooking the Adonis valley. Here we explain about natural assets

                                               i.     Soil

                                             ii.     Topography: mountains, valley

                                            iii.     Water cycle: viewing the Mediterranean sea, evaporation into clouds, rain and snow to make waters of the river

                                            iv.     Forests and their formation

                                   v.   Role in nature conservation

b.     They will learn about using a compass and a GPS

c.     We explain the history of the Adonis valley and relation of the valley to old civilizations

d.     We give an explanation of nature reserves: referring to the Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve facing us.

 

Workshop 4: Learn about fossils

a.     Observe different Lebanese fossils.

b.     Lear about the process of their creation

c.     Learn the different locations in Lebanon where fossils are found

d.     Learn why these fossils are found in their respective regions and not other sites.

e.  Give a whole perspective to the nature of Lebanon from the rise of mountains to the creation of forests

 

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Published in CHILDREN & NATURE

In 2005, BIG JUMP (www.bigjum.org) started a movement to appreciate local rivers and recognize their significance through dedicating a day for activities with rivers especially jumping into them. They carry out this activity annually on global scale broadening and enlarging ever since.

This year, FON registered with BIG JUMP as local participant and organizer.

On 9 July 2017, we celebrated healthy clean beautiful rivers for Lebanon, on the same day as millions celebrated around the globe. We walked by the river side under the shade of water loving trees to reach the upper ponds and dipped in the waters of Ayoun el Samak, Dannieh paying respect.

This was the first time that Lebanon joined this movement, our participation featured on BIG JUMP website in a welcome note and the posting of our activity (http://www.bigjump.org/2017/07/welcome-libanon-the-first-big-jump-in-lebanon-with-a-4-h-walk/

FON will continue every year, insisting on giving respect to our rivers, voicing their importance and advocating the preservation of these habitats for biodiversity protected from pollution and degradation. We will plan a bigger and far-reaching participation for 2018 and thereafter.

 

 

Published in ECOTOURISM