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The species of November 2020

    Name: Oriental plane tree Scientific Name: Platinus Orientalis Family: Platanaceae   Description The plane tree is a deciduous tree over 30m tall, with a straight trunk and rich foliage. The bark of this tree is brown and often shows a small degree of exfoliation and sometimes reveals the ...

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The species of October 2020

  Name: Lesser grey shrike Scientific name: Lanius minor Family: Laniidae     Description It is a large bird, whose length is 20 cm [4.5] and its weight is 22-40 gr. Its wingspan reaches 32-34 cm [4]. The head and back of the ashes are light gray, while the lower part has ...

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Environmental Citizens in Action – Introduction

The program aims to contribute to the empowerment of environmentally responsible citizens through the Pedagogical Approach of Education for Environmental Citizenship. Environmental citizens are the ones who are called upon to adopt environmental attitudes and behaviors, make green choices, increase social participation and enforce their environmental rights and obligations. This ...

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The species of September 2020

  Name: Mt. Atlas mastic tree  Scientific name: Pistacia atlantica Family: Anacardiaceae       Description Mt. Atlas mastic tree is a large deciduous tree with a wide crown and a height of up to 15 meters. It is known by the scientific name Pistacia atlantica. The genus Pistachio, to ...

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Awards for 2019 – 2020

The Cyprus Center for Environmental Research and Education CYCERE of the Holy Metropolis of Limassol awards for the sixth consecutive year the “Student Award of CYCERE for the Environment” for the school year 2019 – 2020. The award is given to students with overall grade of 16 /20 and above, ...

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The Species of August 2020

  Name: Cypriot Scorpion Scientific name: Mesobuthus Cyprius Family: Buthidae         Description This scorpion has a brownish-brown color, which can be considered as red, especially if observed from a distance [1]. It ranges in size from 3 to 19 cm [5], has four pairs of legs, a ...

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Environmental Citizens in action – Program Description

This one-day program includes the participation of students in a series of activities with theoretical and practical direction and is based on the Pedagogical Approach of Education for Environmental Citizenship. It is organized in such way as to support the understanding of environmental concepts and issues by engaging students in ...

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Envirmental Citizens in Action – Aims

The objectives of the Environmental Education Program “Environmental Citizens in Action” are the students: Negotiate tackling environmental problems. Develop questioning skills through data collection, investigating structural causes, clarifying values. Plan actions through the mapping of the conflict, the exploration of alternatives and the risk assessment of the actions. Choose actions ...

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Environmental Citizenships in Action – Participation

The Environmental Education Programs of the CYCERE are addressed towards all the schools of the Primary and Secondary Education and are provided FREE OF CHARGE. Max students: 30. In some exceptional cases the CYCERE may receive up to 40 students (after agreement with staff of the CYCERE). Information tel. 25954954. Send your application as soon ...

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The species of July 2020

Name: Common Myrtle Scientific name: Myrtus communis Family: Myrtaleae     Description Common Myrtle with the scientific name Myrtus communis, is an evergreen shrub up to 3 meters tall. Common Myrtle belongs to the Myrtaleae family. The leaves of the Common Myrtle are small and have a dark green glossy color [1-4]. Its ...

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