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active citizens

One of our most important goals as a Foundation is our contribution to active citizenship through education, participation and action for the environment.

Cyprus Environmental Studies Centre (CESC)

We operate the Cyprus Environmental Studies Centre (CESC) in Kritou Terra in Paphos. The aim of the Centre is to teach future generations about the importance of the environment and sustainable development in our lives and to encourage them to become responsible active citizens. The CESC started operating in 1996 on the initiative of the Foundation at the former primary school of Kritou Terra and expanded in 2004-2006, with the help of the Cyprus Government.

So far, the CESC has offered educational programmes and activities to more than 55,000 students from Cyprus and abroad. Trainees have the opportunity to stay in the Community dormitory or in local/ private accommodation and to eat in the village canteen or taverns, thus contributing to the local economy and promoting in practice a sustainable tourism development model which respects and protects the environment at the same time.

It is estimated that the operation of the CESC contributes around € 14,200 a year to Kritou Terra and its neighbouring communities.

For more information or reservations contact us at 26332532 or terra@terracypria.org

Visits to schools

Because the Cyprus Environmental Studies Centre (CESC) is quite far from some parts of Cyprus, after consulting with educators, we also provide educational programs in schools, or outdoors in nature nearby.

Through these programs we aim to inform and raise awareness of as many students as possible so that they become active citizens of tomorrow.

Experiential workshops

In recent years, in collaboration with the European University of Cyprus, we have organized at the university an Experiential Workshop on Biodiversity where students from different schools have the opportunity to participate. So far, more than 4,000 trainees have attended the workshop.

Also, over the last couple of years, in cooperation with the Vassilikos Cement Company, we have been organizing a Workshop on Endangered Species for the Larnaca communities.

Nature Excursions

Following the interest expressed by organized groups, we arrange nature excursions to raise awareness of the value and wonder of the environment through direct contact.

If you are interested in a nature excursion on behalf of or for a particular group, contact us at:

http://terracypria.org/contact_us/

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