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Activities \ Detailed Activities \ 2012 \ International "Plant Conservation Day"


International "Plant Conservation Day"

On the occasion of the international "Plant Conservation Day", the Mariolopoulos - Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences participated with the donation of a Mediterranean Botanical Garden with 200 different plants from the Mediterranean flora at the Center for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind.

The Opening Ceremony took place on Friday, 18 May 2012, (under the auspices of the European Plant Science Organization - EPSO). The blind children participate with the help of their teachers and garden specialists in the finalization of the botanical garden. This Botanical Garden aimed at giving the opportunity to the students with vision problems, particularly those who are blinds, to get acquainted with the plants through the Senses of touch and smell. During the Opening Ceremony the President of MKF Professor Christos Zerefos and Professor George Skarakis of the Agricultural University discussed with the children and their teachers.

Details on the international "Plant Conservation Day" :

From right to left the member of the board of Directors of MKF Dr V. Tritakis, the Secretary of the Foundation Prof. C. Repapis, V. Zambounis, the President of the Foundation Prof. C. Zerefos, Mr Th. Antemissaris (Antemissaris Plants) the President of the Center for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind Mrs Tsilimigaki, the Director of the Lyceum of the Blind, the Director of MKF Mrs E. Xirotyri and the Director of the Primary School of the Blind Mr F. Katsoulis.

The first fruits planted by the students.

Overview of the Botanical Garden.


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