European Day Of Parks 2019
European Day of Parks is this year celebrating natural beauty, as can be found at this time of year in Oxenber woods near Austwick in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Photo by Paul Harris
With more than 260 events all over Europe, the European Day of Parks has united everyone - for the 20th year in a row - in celebration of Protected Areas.
This year it is placing a special focus on #OurNaturalTreasures. It aims to bring people closer to nature and raise public awareness on the importance of the natural beauty preserved in Protected Areas and the importance of conservation and sustainable management of those places.
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom…these are just some of the countries contributing to this year’s celebration with their events highlighting the treasures that make their Parks special.
Just a few examples of celebrations across Europe
- 25th May 2019 Wild Day Out for the family Mendip Hills
A free event for the family at Slader’s Leigh, a Local Nature Reserve, a day filled with bug and reptile spotting, land art, den building, badge, mask making and more. There will be guided trips through Shute Shelve Tunnel, rock displays and – the orchids will be out in all their glory.
- 24 May 2019 - Teatro Musical “O Bosque Encantado”
On Friday, May 24, Casa das Viras will host the Pandora Theater, a company of actors and puppets, which will present the play "The Enchanted Forest".
In this play, the animals that live in the woods come to life... and explain in their own voice the importance of protecting nature.
– 26th May 2019 - Mindfulness - Three Dales By The River, Peak District
Discover the benefits of mindfulness and walking to health and well-being in everyday life. Mindfulness trainer and ranger, Mike Pupius, offers an opportunity to truly appreciate the peace and tranquillity along the banks of the River Dove walking through Beresford Dale and Wolfescote Dale and then experiencing the peacefulness of Biggin Dale before returning to Hartington. No prior knowledge of mindfulness is required.
- 27th May 2019 Mammal-Tracker Treasure Hunt, North York Moors
Use your tracker’s guide to search the grounds for animal’s footprints. Pick up the missing letters on the way to find the magic code word for the treasure box!
If you want to learn more about the European Day of Parks
or get any of the promotional materials visit: https://www.europarc.org/nature/european-day-of-parks/