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  • 1. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL of Ierapetra Greece Our first field trip 31/10/2011 Up at the mountain of Anatoli and Bramiana water-reserve
  • 2. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece From Ierapetra to Anatoli Although the name of the village (Anatoli) means East, it is located at the west of the city of Ierapetra, at an altitude of 600 m. with rocky formations and natural springs. It has the characteristics of genuine Cretan countryside and healthy, dry climate.
  • 3. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece Class B from the department of Agriculture and some other students of grade A and B, members of our Comenius team, escaped from the classroom, together with our teachers: Giorgos Petsalakis, Maria Sourgiadaki and Despoina Xomplaraki.
  • 4. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece The teachers from the Center of Environmental Education of Ierapetra organized the trip and the activities. At first, they told us about the geomorphology of Crete and the change of the landscape through the years because of the human activities.
  • 5. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece The mountain, greenhouses in the plain and the sea: the basic elements of the landscape in the area.
  • 6. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece We took a closer look at the vegetation and examined the special characteristics of the plants.
  • 7. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece The game of silence was an attempt to focus on the sounds of nature.
  • 8. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece The game of collaboration. Together we can make more that on our own.
  • 9. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece Pines and rocky soil.
  • 10. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece Typical Mediterranean landscape.
  • 11. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece The presence of human activities remain, even invaded by nature. A place where cereals were thrashed .in older times. Aloni.
  • 12. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece Evergreen shrubs and herbs.
  • 13. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece In the traditional village of Anatoli.
  • 14. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece An old lady is explaining to us….
  • 15. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece …how they were using the pine trunks for the roofs of the houses, in older times.
  • 16. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece Very kind ladies of the village talk with the students.
  • 17. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece The village holds its traditional architecture.
  • 18. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece The artificial lake of Bramiana.
  • 19. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece Mr Daskalakis told us its history and explained the importance of the lake for the region and the biodiversity.
  • 20. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece We spotted some migrating birds that the lens of the camera failed to capture!
  • 21. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras Greece The lake of Bramiana, created after the construction of the dam, for the irrigation needs of the agricultural area of Ierapetra.
  • 22. Natural Treasures of Europe 1st EPAL Ierapetras GreeceWe saw, we wondered, we asked, we learnt. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors. The Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained herein.