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KNP – 2008 Programs of the Tisza Valley Visitor Center

Tisza Valley Visitor Center at Lake Feher, Szeged, HungaryThe Tisza Valley Visitor Center located near Lake Feher (Feher-to), by Szeged, is an information and orientation facility that focuses on the protected natural values of the Lower Tisza region, the Pusztaszer- and Martely Protected Landscapes. Visitors participating on the guided tours can get acquainted with the birdlife of the highly protected area (nature reserve).

Access: on main road E75, @ km 157-158, near the Szatymaz cemetery

Open:
  • Between April 1 and November 15
  • Tuesday – Friday: 10.00 AM – 3.00 PM
  • Saturday: 10.00 AM – 12.00 noon

Contact: Krisztian Abraham, Education Adviser
Cell phone: +36-30-6380-297
E-mail: knpi@t-online.hu


Alternative Classes” (Rendhagyo orak) – lectures

Suggested topics:
  • Pusztaszer Protected Landscape (protected values of the Tisza Valley).
  • Global Warming (man’s role in the climate change and the attitudes toward the problem)
  • Birdlife of Feher Lake Near Szeged
  • The Planet You Are Made Of (environmental issues and nature conservancy problems and solutions)
  • You Can Turn the World (the waste problem, selective waste disposal, consumer habits and lifestyle).

Suggested roster: one class, maximum 30-35 students.
Ages: grades 4 – 8 and high school.

On every one occasion, several 45-minute lectures may be scheduled consecutively, during school hours.

The lectures and discussions draw attention to crucial environmental issues, emphasizing what we can do to contribute to their solution.


Earth Day Events at the Tisza Valley Visitor Center

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 10.00 AM – 3.00 PM
Opening: 10.00 AM; guided tours leave continuously
Location: Tisza Valley Visitor Center (Tisza-volgyi Bemutatohaz)

Access: from Szeged, on the transit bus leaving from Mars Square (ex. to Kistelek or Pusztaszer), approximately 15 min. on E5 towards Budapest, to the Szatymaz cemetery stop.

Program:
  • Birding field trip and tour at Feher Lake
  • Identifying Birds 101
  • Environmental lectures, games, quizzes
  • Know your bird sounds
  • Environmental exhibit
  • Slides and movies
  • Presentation about selective waste collection
  • Sales of environmental and nature conservancy publications, posters, videos, etc.

Bring your own binoculars, snacks, drinks, and field clothing.
The visitor center can provide telescopes.

Groups please call or e-mail in advance for an appointment
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Participation is free.


Guided field trips:
  • Lake Feher @ Szeged, Tisza Valley Visitor Center
  • Lake Csaj (Csaj-to)
  • Lake Peteri (Peteri-to) Nature Reserve
  • Martely Protected Landscape
  • Pusztaszer Bird Refuge
  • Fall flight of the Common Crane (daruhuzas) on Lake Feher (October – November)
Appointments by phone. Programs last 2-4 hours.


Bicycle rental
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  • Students 500 HUF/tour
  • Adults 700 HUF/tour

More information
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Kiskunsag National Park Directorate
Kiskunsagi Nemzeti Park Igazgatosag
Szegedi Iroda
6724, Szeged
Foltamadas u. 29

E-mail: knpi@t-online.hu

Krisztian Abraham, Education Adviser
Cell phone: +36-30-6380-297
Fax: +36-62-498-058


Source: Kiskunsag National Park


Links

Earth Day 2008 Online


How to ID Birds

Identifying Birds at WildBirds.com

Birding Hungary

A Report from birdtours.co.uk: Hungary 2 - 9 June 2001, Ann Barker



The organizers reserve the right to change the program at any time.