- August 08, 2016
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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU), jointly with State Oceanographic Institute (SOI Russia) and Ecological-biological centre of Sokolov (Sochi) invite journalists for the International Black Sea Clean Beach Day event at one of the Black Sea beaches in Sochi region.
The action will be held on 7th of October 2016 starting at 10:00 (Ecological-biological centre of Sokolov, Alpiyskaya str. 5, Sochi) and back at 20:00. It will include the following activities:
- 10:00 Workshop on the ecological indication of the Black Sea (so called “environmental sentinels”) for children and teachers
- 11:00 Presentation of Marine Litter programme
- 12:00 Cleaning up activities and monitoring of environmental sentinels with children on one of the undisturbed beach in Sochi region;
The event will bring together the experts from Institute of Marine Biology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ecological-biological centre of Sokolov (Sochi), NGO “Znau. Lublu”, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and about 50 children from Sochi. The main objective of the event is to share knowledge about the environmental indication and beach litter monitoring of the Black sea with children and teachers so they could use these technics in their routine activities.
The action is conducted as a part of International Black Sea Clean Beach Days to be realized in the Black Sea countries in September-October 2016 within the framework of the project “Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea” (EMBLAS). The project is co-financed by the European Union and UNDP. The overall objective of the project is to help to improve the protection of the Black Sea environment. More information is to be found at http://emblasproject.org/.