Samaria National Park Management Body began in 2010 a program of environmental education which included visits to primary schools in order to inform pupils about the protected area of Lefka Ori.\r\n\r\nThrough specific material the natural and human environment of the area is presented, as well as the main pressures put on the protected area. Particular reference is made to the Gorge of Samaria, where in 2012 fifty years were completed since its declaration as a National Park. Some schools also visit the InformationCenter at Xyloskalo, Omalos.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n2010-2011\r\n\r\nThe school year 2010-2011, 525 pupils from 20 elementary schools of the Prefecture of Chania participated in the environmental education program.\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\n2011-2012\r\n\r\nThe school year 2011-2012, 891 pupils from 14 elementary schools of the Prefecture of Chania participated in the environmental education program.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n2012-2013\r\n\r\nThe school year 2012-2013, 1211 pupils from 24 schools participated in the environmental education program.\r\n\r\n

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