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Do you want to show the world what makes Lesvos Island UNESCO Global Geopark special? Then take part in the RURITAGE Photo Contest! It is a unique opportunity for local communities to highlight the potential of our natural and cultural heritage!

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On Sunday 11th October at 11.30 a.m. the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest will host the final of “LESVOS RIDE GRAND PRIX MTB series 2020” in Sigri. The race will offer the participants the one of a kind experience to compete on the trails of the Lesvos Petrified Forest, a truly unique natural monument. The athletes will cross the Petrified Forest cycling next to million-year-old petrified tree trunks. The route is short and follows low altitude trails, but it is also demanding and has many technical difficulties.

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The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest will participate in the European Heritage Days 2020, among many other cultural institutions all over Greece. The theme for this year’s European Heritage Days celebration is "Heritage and Education: Learning for Life”.

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Every summer the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest co-organizes with the local authorities and local cultural organizations a variety of cultural events from sculpture, art, pottery and craft exhibitions to book presentations, theatrical and musical performances and film screenings. This year the museum took part in the festival “Cultural Summer 2020” of the Association of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Island of Lesvos by hosting at its outdoor amphitheater two theatrical plays.

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Wednesday September 16th #AskΑCurator Day 2020

Have you ever wondered which is the largest object of the Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest? Which is the conservation process of the exhibits or what is hidden in the Museum's warehouses?

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The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest successfully continues its educational programmes every weekend. This week children from the local communities have the unique opportunity to explore the island’s natural heritage and be inspired by it.

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The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest invites all its young friends to take part in the educational programmes that will be implemented on its premises during the weekend 12th & 13th September 2020.