International Forum of the Friends of Protected Areas will take place in Russia

The International Forum of the Friends of Protected Areas will take place in Russia, Petrozavodsk on September 23-26, 2019. It is the 6th International Forum organized by Environmental education Centre “Zapovedniks”.

The forum is a large-scale environmental education event that gathers active youth, their mentors, protected areas educators and many others who cares about nature of our Planet, friends of protected areas (PA), including PA volunteers, representatives of responsible business etc. The forum grew from the friends of Protected areas movement, developed in 2001 and became a great event for meetings and knowledge exchange.

The aims of the Forum is to foster environmental culture, environmental awareness and education of children and youth, to build public support for the PA system. The Forum promote cooperation, sharing information and experience between children and youth public organizations. It is intended to promote and scale up modern forms and methods of working with children and young people, including new interactive technologies for organizing FPA clubs activities and engage new members in the FPA movement.

Forum program will include many events for youth (school of friends of nature, master classes, quests, quiz and etc.), round-table, conferences, discussions for PA specialists, teachers and scientists, as well business meeting, flashmob, fairs, concerts and exhibitions.

The event is supported by the Grant of the President of Russian Federation provided by the Presidential Grants Foundation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Government of Karelia Republic.

Youth, protected areas educators and specialists are invited to take part!

Applications for delegation are accepted until May 30.

Please, contact Forum Organizing Committee: (marked ‘FPA Forum’) for more information.

Environmental education Centre “Zapovedniks”