Learning about bees, in the perfect trip for schools & kindergartens

Ecophysis is located in Vavla village – close by Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement or Lefkara village the place where Ecophysis organize experiential/educational activities in the sectors of beekeeping, natural environment and tasting of fresh local products. Moreover, Ecophysis produce "VAVLA" honey and other hive products.





Their aim is to offer the perfect environment for a lesson in the nature about bees and natural products – a lesson that can fit perfectly into the curriculum of Elementary Schools.
More specific, Ecophysis' experiential activities promote positive attitude towards protecting the environment, the procedures of preparing food that are given to us by nature and the development of the spirit of curiosity, controversy and research away from superstitions and dogmatisms.
Children will walk away with a better understanding of the importance of honey bees and why their survival is so important, and see firsthand why bees aren’t near as scary as many of us think! Watch honey bees at work creating honey, witness as new bees are ‘born’, and learn more about what you can do to help the health and survival of this vital species.
Ecophysys can accept student groups for educational excursions at Ecophysis in Vavla, after communication about the activity package that you prefer. Their indicative packages are:
1. Beekeeper's and explorers of nature
2. Bees and their products
3. Rural life and products experience
4. Hands on activities with hive products
5. Bees and honey brunch
6. Short trip out with picnic


The cost of participation depends on the preferred package of activities and the number of students attending. The bigger the number of attending students, the lower the cost. The maximum number of students we can have on each excursion is 110 children and the minimum cost is 2 euro/child.
The tours are 100% secure both for kids and adults. The beekeeper's suits of all sizes can provide perfect security against bee stings, but the chances of that happening are minimal if everybody follows the guidelines given by the highly trained personnel. In case of an accident of any kind, there is a First Aid trained person always on site and a First Aid Kit as well.

Activities packages for schools

1. Beekeepers and explorers of nature (duration 3,5 hours)
-Visit to one of our apiaries and observation of the hives wearing a protective beekeeper's suit (1,5 hour)
-Hiking and exploration in a 1km nature trail to get to know the flora and fauna of the area and collection of edible plants/fruits (2 hours)
- Experiential games for gaining skills throughout the excursion.
-Hot and cold beverages buffet (water, homemade lemonade, homemade mandarin and cinnamon squash and herbal tea with honey)

2. Bees and their products (duration 3,5 hours)
-Visit to one of our apiaries and observation of the hives wearing a protective beekeeper's suit (1,5 hour)
-Visit to the honey extraction and bottling laboratory and get to know all about the beekeeper's activities of the season (0,5 hour)
-Short lecture about the life of the bees, the hive products, the beneficial properties of each product to humans (o,5 hour)
- "VAVLA" honey tasting and tasting of fresh local sheep anari cheese (0,5 hour)



- Experiential games for gaining skills throughout the excursion.
-Hot and cold beverages buffet (water, homemade lemonade, homemade mandarin and cinnamon squash and herbal tea with honey)

3. Rural life and products experience (duration 3,5 hours)
- Aromatic candle making workshops out of beeswax and herbs (1 hour)
- Short tour in nature in a 500m trail and collection of edible wild herbs (1 hour)
-Short lecture about the beneficial properties and uses of pure beeswax (0,5 hour)
- Sweet pastry cooking with honey "pishies" workshop (1 hour)
- Experiential games for gaining skills throughout the excursion.
- Hot and cold beverages buffet (water, homemade lemonade, homemade mandarin and cinnamon squash and herbal tea with honey)

4.Hands on activities with hive products (2,5-3,5 hours)
-  Aromatic candle making workshops out of beeswax and herbs (1 hour)
- Tour and exploration in a 1km nature trail to get to know the flora and fauna of the area and collection of edible wild plants (2 hours)
-  Short lecture about the beneficial properties and uses of pure beeswax (0,5 hour)
- Experiential games for gaining skills throughout the excursion.
- Hot and cold beverages buffet (water, homemade lemonade, homemade mandarin and cinnamon squash and herbal tea with honey)

5. Bees and honey brunch (duration 1,5 hour)
-Visit to the honey extraction and bottling laboratory and get to know all about the beekeeper's activities of the season (0,5 hour)
-Short lecture about the life of the bees, the hive products, the beneficial properties of each product to humans (o,5 hour)
- "VAVLA" honey tasting and tasting of fresh local sheep anari cheese (0,5 hour)
- Experiential games for gaining skills throughout the excursion.
- Hot and cold beverages buffet (water, homemade lemonade, homemade mandarin and cinnamon squash and herbal tea with honey)

6. Short trip out with picnic (duration 3 hours)
- Presentation about the bird fauna of the region and bird watching with individual professional binoculars (0,5 hour)
- Get to know and observation of endemic plants that are under the threat of extinction (1 hour)
-Rich outdoor picnic with local products like sheep anari cheese, sheep halloumi cheese with tomatoes, village bread with olive oil and herbs of our production, green and black olives and seasonal fruits (1,5 hour)
- Experiential games for gaining skills throughout the excursion.
- Hot and cold beverages buffet (water, homemade lemonade, homemade mandarin and cinnamon squash and herbal tea with honey)

Ecophysys’ people:

Georgia Shoshilou

Mrs. Georgia Shoshilou is a Biologist with specialization in Wildlife, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). She has a first Aid certification.
She is the director of Ecophysis educational activities and Eco Tour guide.

Costas Stylianou

Mr. Kostas Stylianou is a beekeeper and owns Ecophysis honey extraction and bottling laboratory since 1999. He is the director of Ecophysis beekeeping activities and Bee Tour guide.

Panayiota Hadjidaniel

Mrs. Panayiota Hadjidaniel studied Biology at the University of Patras and specialized in Cosmetology and Cosmetic Manufacturing from Natural Raw Material and Pharmaceutical Plants at the National and Kapodistrian  University of Athens. She is the director of Ecophysis cosmetics and customer service officer.

Ecophysis Tours
Contact details
Address: 7713 Vavla, Larnaka, Cyprus, P.O Box 46096, 7700 Lefkara
Contacts: Mrs. Georgia Shoshilou 00357 99171405, Mrs Nayia Hadjidaniel 00357 96373013, Mr. Costas Stylianou 00357 99529992
Email address: contactus@ecophysiscy.com
Website: www.ecophysiscy.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ecophysis.cyprus/


*Pictures used are from American Academy School Limassol Bee Trip

Photography Classes for Kids in Nicosia with Pixie Lab & Studio

A new an exciting choice of classes in Nicosia - Photography!
Introduce children in the marvelous world of photography. If you have ever put a camera into your kids hands your will discover how world differ trough their own perspective. Give kids a chance to explore the world around them trough the lenses of a photo camera.

Learn the basics about photography and experiment with light, composition, aperture, and shutter speed. Get hands-on experience with professional equipment and practice on different themes. Create and see the world from a different perspective in a playful environment.

The courses are specifically designed for three age groups:
6-8, 8-10, and 10-12.
Each course consists of 8 weekly sessions (1 hour per week ) beginning on
22/09/2018.

Cameras will be provided for all the students for the whole duration of the course.

Courses will be taught in Greek and English.
For more information or reservations please call 99 455343 or email pixielabandstudio@gmail.com.








Children Age: 6-12 years old
Price: 60 euros ( Discount is offered for payment in advance for the entire course - two months)
Language of Service: English and Greek
Contact person: Athos  Florides
Phone Number: 99455343
Email: pixielabandstudio@gmail.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pixielabandstudio/
Address: Street Address: 46 Vyronos Ave., Bridge House Shop 16,
City: Nicosia, 1096






Smart Hands Kids Workshop in Nicosia

REGISTRATION for September 2018 HAS STARTED !

Smart Hands in Nicosia is a creative place where your child can explore, invent, create and take the crafts home! Our program is based on a T4T concept (Trash for Teaching) that is enhancing re use of variety of materials through number of educative individual and group handcraft projects. Our mission is directed towards developing and  enhancing children's creative mental and motoric skills, enriching their level of imagination and raising their awareness about re-usage of materials.
Choose one of our classes:
  • Arts&Crafts : The main benefits of these classes (appropriate for kids age 4-10), are of course developing creativity in young children and raising their awareness about recycle materials. Our Arts&Crafts  workshops will improve coordination, fine motor skills, teach kids how to express themselves and boost your child’s visual processing capabilities both now and later in life.
  • Painting: At our painting classes (appropriate for age group 6-10) we encourage kids to use their imagination and creativity by using variety of tools and different art techniques. Either it is observing with sketching and drawing, sponge, drip or blow painting with straws, use of oil, water or acrylic colors every lesson will bring something new and excitement for all our students.
  • Clay: Clay is different from other art mediums in that it requires an understanding of the three dimensional world. Children will begin to understand shape, form, and perspective, and therefore get a first lesson in geometry. The students will learn to really look ,observe and discover the world around them by working with air dry clay. Clay class is appropriate for children age 5-10 year old.
  • Young architects:  A workshop for 6-12 years old children that will immerse into the big architectural world with brainstorming ideas, sketching and designing, building 3D models, using mixed media and a variety of materials. 
  • Mommy&Me: An amazing opportunity for kids 2.5-4 years old to have fun with their Moms and meet their other small peers with a fun and recreational activity that will make afternoons interesting and surprising. At Mommy&Me classes we work in small groups on different individual and group projects where child and parent create. 
  • Fashion Design: Learn how to create your own presentation boards just like a New York Fashion studio! We will teach you how to sketch, draw and understand body proportion by designing and hand sewing for our PVC dolls.






Children Age:  2.5 - 12 years old
Price: Starting 40 euro monthly once a week 1.5 or 2 hour class depending on the class
Language of Service: Greek & English language
Contact person: Dragana Ljubicic
Phone Number: 97776494
E-mail: smarthandscy@gmail.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kidsclassesnicosia/
Address: Street Address 16A AMFIRTRITIS Street, 2000 Strovolos
City: Nicosia












Roller Sports Arena Cyprus - Sport for everybody!

Hello everybody,

Meet Georgia.
Georgia is only 7 and she is going every Saturday to Roller Sports Arena. She can go really fast, whiz round corners, spin-stop, criss-cross around slalom cones and jump over manholes. Her favorite is when she gets to race Mr. Marios Constantinou her teacher around the obstacle course he builds specially for her. She is miles better than her rollerblading Dad who has given up trying to compete.






Get your children rollerblading.



In this age of I pad, McDonald and 24 hour Cartoons Network on TV it is increasingly harder to keep our children healthy, motivated and breathing outside air in the sunniest country in Europe Cyprus! So why not ignore their pleads for Tomb-Raider 6 this birthday and treat your little treasure to a pair of roller blades. You’ll be introducing them a great new sport and a fun and healthy hobby.
Rollerblading enables kids to do something fun and hugely rewarding at their own pace. They will gain valuable exercise, improve concentration, develop balance and coordination as well as learn some very impressive moves. Children’s rollerblading lessons are very cheap and are based around fun and games to get them learning in a controlled and safe environment.







At Roller Sports Arena Cyprus you can use free equipment from Roller-skates, protective padding on wrists, elbows and knees plus a cycle helmet , and just pay for the lesson 5 euro and you can spend more than 3 hours of fun and sport!







Children can learn to skate as early as three years old.

Mr. Marios Constantinou is a highly qualified teacher that can hold a lesson in Greek language but also English language. Mums and Dads will need to hang around or better still get their own skates on and earn some real ‘cool’ points with the kids!






If you become too good you will be able to get involved in annual competitions and prove how good you are. And don’t forget roller skating is:
* A fun way to increase muscular strength and cardio-respiratory endurance (burn anywhere from 330 to 600 calories per hour)
* Great for improving strength, balance, agility, coordination and flexibility
* A fantastic source of aerobic exercise (low impact for joints)
*A key to weight control (involves all major muscle groups)
*Easy to learn
* A great tension reliever and enthusiasm builder.
* Equivalent to jogging in terms of health benefits, caloric consumption, reduction of body fat and leg strength development.
*50% less impact shock to joints compared to running according to a study conducted at the University Of Massachusetts.







Have fun while learning how to skate at Roller Sports Arena!

Lots of sunny days from Izzy the Cypriot Lizard!






Roller Sports Arena

Services:
Hosting Environment
Family friendly!
There is always music and disco lights on!!!
We offer Instructing for all and lots of fun with creative teamwork-building games.
All skating kids get a balloon as a present.

Equipment:
Free use of equipment available if you do not have your own (skates, longboards & pads)

Starting age: 3 years old - to adults
Price: Starting prices from 45 euro per month  (1hour/week)
Address: Georgiou Griva Digeni 53, 2310 Lakatamia, Nicosia.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roller.sports.arena.rsa/
Contact person: Mr. Marios Constatinou
Phone no: +357 96548852
E-mail: roller.sports.arena.rsa@gmail.com
Webpagewww.arenarollers.com



Free Equipment!
Coaching, Fitness,Fun, Birthday parties & Competitions. For kids & Adults. 
Inline, quad,skateboard & Longboard.


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