Inauguration of the information point at Platania
On the 27th August 2019, the inauguration of the information point that was established within the framework of the project iLIFE-TROODOS at Platania picnic site, was carried out by the Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment, Dr Costas Kadis. The information kiosk includes eight information panels with eye-catching pictures and texts providing information regarding the biodiversity and the ecosystem services of Troodos National Forest Park. There is also an outdoor touch screen which provides information about the Troodos National Forest Park (biodiversity, ecosystem services, etc.), information about the available recreational activities (Picnic sites and camping sites, Nature trails, Waterfalls, Cycling routes, Museums and Monuments, Churches, Environmental centers, Geological routes etc.), as well as games like multiple choice questions and puzzles. The design and construction of the information kiosk allows 24 hours access per day throughout the year and it is suitable for wheelchair users.
During the event, the acknowledgment of the winners of the Photo Contest with the subject “Troodos, it is in our nature” took place. The Contest was organized in collaboration with the Cyprus Photographic Society (Nicosia Branch). Using their photo cameras, the participants were encouraged to “capture” the Park’s natural beauty and show the variety of habitats, flora and fauna species, geology and natural landscapes throughout the four seasons of the year. The winners were awarded a cash prize of 2.000 euros in total.
Our little friends downloaded on their smart phones the app «iLIFE-TROODOS Treasure hunt» and had the opportunity to play with Dentris the treasure hunt game at the Platania picnic site.
The event was broadcasted with a Radio Live Link at DIESI 101.1 radio.