Educational games for the Mediterranean monk seal

We are excited to announce that two of our partners, the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (DFMR) and Frederick University, joined forces to design and produce educational boardgames dedicated to the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus)!

The games will be officially launched at an event organized by Frederick University.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 19:00
Megaro Mitsi 1, Evagorou and Stasinou corner, Nicosia
(Eleftheria Square, former Hellenic Bank branch)

The event is organized in the framework of the End-of-year exhibition by the Department of Arts and Communication. The educational games will be on display throughout the duration of the exhibition (2 – 5/7/2024). For more information about the exhibition follow this link.

The boardgames were designed and produced following the ‘Frederick University Living Lab’ (FULL) pedagogical initiative, which gives students the opportunity to collaborate with social institutions, public bodies and private companies.

The goal of the educational games

The goal of the interactive educational games is to inform school children (over the age of 9) about the Mediterranean monk seal. Through their interaction with these board games, children learn, among other things, about the life cycle of the Mediterranean seal, its diet, as well as the dangers and threats it faces. In addition, children are informed about the actions taken by DFMR to protect both the species and its habitat. Lastly, the children learn how they themselves can practically contribute to the protection of the Mediterranean seal and the marine environment.

The games – under the supervision of the DFMR – will be incorporated into the activities of the Pandoteira project, which focus on raising awareness among the public on the importance of the Natura 2000 network.


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