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PROGRAM | 2018

A festival with more than 30 exhibitors, from environmental area and nature photography to local handicrafts, the festival has a programme with more than 60 activities in nature and cultural entertainment. Get to know the programme and sign up. 

25th May 2018 (Friday)

> OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

09h00 | 12h30 Fraga do Sapato Trail in Bruçó (Mogadouro) - within PNDI Opening Day (*)

10h00 | 10h45 Visit of Miranda Donkey Appreciation Centre  – Atenor | AEPGA (**) 

10h00 | 10h45 Visit of a Donkey Shelter - Pena Branca | AEPGA  (**) 

16h00 | 17h30 Nature Tourism on Cruise Ship - departing from Miranda do Douro  | EUROPARQUES EBI (**)

16h00 | 18h30 Nature Tourism on Cruise Ship – departing from Bemposta | NATURISNOR (**)

17h00 | 17h45 Visit of Miranda Donkey Appreciation Centre  – Atenor  | AEPGA (**)

17h30 | 19h00 Birdwatching on board the vessel – EUROPARQUES EBI  (*)

18h00 | 20h00 Birds of the River Fresno (Miranda do Douro)  | PALOMBAR  (*)

18h00 | 19h20 Birdwatching by kayak in the River Douro | DOURO PULA CANHADA  (**)

19h00 | 19h30 Talk about... 

  • Ecotourism and Nature Conservation in Iberian Meseta Biosphere Reserve | David Salvador Velasco EUROPARQUES EBI

 

26th May 2018 (Saturday)

> OUDOOR ACTIVITIES 

7h30 | 11h00 A la Çcubierta de las Abes de Miranda de l Douro - Urban Birdwatching | DOURO PULA CANHADA (**)

08h00 | 10h30 Birds ringing – Atenor | ORIOLUS & SPEA (*)

08h00 | 12h00 Necrophagus Birds Feeding Session (CAAN) – Lamoso, Mogadouro | PALOMBAR (*)

10h00 | 10h45 Visit of Miranda Donkey Appreciation Centre – Atenor | AEPGA (**)

10h00 | 10h45 Visit of a Donkey Shelter - Pena Branca  | AEPGA (**)

11h00 | 12h30 Nature Tourism on Cruise Ship - departing from Miranda do Douro | EUROPARQUES EBI (**)

15h00 | 15h45 Visit of Miranda Donkey Appreciation Centre – Atenor | AEPGA (**)

15h00 | 15h45 Visit of a Donkey Shelter  | AEPGA (**)

15h00 | 18h00 Route through the Arribas in Aldeia Nova - Douro Internacional | PUIAL DE L DOURO – AGROTURISMO (*) 

16h00 | 17h30 Nature Tourism on Cruise Ship - departing from Miranda do Douro | EUROPARQUES EBI (**)

16h00 | 18h30 Nature Tourism on Cruise Ship – departing from Bemposta | NATURISNOR (**) 

16h00 | 20h00 Listening to the Birds: From Palancar to Miranda, along the River Fresno | LEA/CITAB/UTAD (*)

16h30 | 17h50 Birdwatching by kayak along the River Douro | DOURO PULA CANHADA (**)

17h00 | 17h45 Visit of Miranda Donkey Appreciation Centre – Atenor | AEPGA (**)

18h10 | 19h30 Birdwatching by kayak along the River Douro | DOURO PULA CANHADA (**)

20h00 | 22h00 Nocturnal Birds Watching – FAIR (and exit) | SPEA (*)

 

27th May 2018 (Sunday)

> OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

07h30 | 11h00 Hiking and Birdwatching – “Picones Trail” | DOURO PULA CANHADA (**)

09h00 | 13h00 Birdwatching for everyone - Ribeira do Mosteiro (Freixo de Espada à Cinta) | ATN (**)

10h00 | 10h45 Visit of Miranda Donkey Appreciation Centre – Atenor | AEPGA (**)

10h00 | 10h45 Visit of a Donkey Shelter - Pena Branca  | AEPGA (**)

10h00 | 12h30 Grazing in Arribas do Douro - Freixiosa | PALOMBAR (*)

10h00 | 16h00 Hiking in Moinhos Trail – Torre de Moncorvo | CLA – Creative Life Adventures

11h00 | 12h30  Nature Tourism on Cruise Ship - departing from Miranda do Douro | EUROPARQUES EBI (**)

 

15h00 | 15h45 Visit of Miranda Donkey Appreciation Centre – Atenor | AEPGA (**)

15h00 | 15h45 Visit of a Donkey Shelter - Pena Branca  | AEPGA (**)

16h00 | 17h30 Nature Tourism on Cruise Ship - departing from Miranda do Douro | EUROPARQUES EBI (**)

16h00 | 18h30 Nature Tourism on Cruise Ship – departing from Bemposta | NATURISNOR (**)

17h00 | 17h45 Visit of Miranda Donkey Appreciation Centre - Atenor | AEPGA  (**)

17h00 | 18h20 Birdwatching by kayak along the River Douro | DOURO PULA CANHADA (**)

 

> FAIR

 

10h00 OPENING OF THE FAIR

10h00 | 16h00 Activities for local schools

 

14h30 | 15h30 OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL

16h30 | 17h00 Discovering the traditional pigeon houses | PALOMBAR (*)

16h30 | 19h00
Ongoing activities in CERVAS/ALDEA (Birds of Portugal Office)  and Open Science Platform Stands.

 

18h00 | 19h00 MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT with a local band  

19h00 CLOSING THE FAIR

> 20h30 FESTIVAL DINNER (**)

Miradouro Restaurant - Miranda do Douro (13,50 €)

 

> FAIR

10h00 OPENING OF THE FAIR 
Ongoing activities in CERVAS/ALDEA (Birds of Portugal Office), Open Science Platform and VOU Pela Natureza Stands.

10h00 | 11h00 Miranda Donkey Game | AEPGA Stand (*)

11h00 | 13h00 Playing (and learning) with Rupis | Rupis corner/SPEA

12h00 | 12h30 Tasting of typical products and popular crafts show by ES Natural Trademark |  PN ARRIBES DEL DUERO Stand

14h30 | 16h30 Talks about… 

  • GR36 - Douro Internacional Big Route and Douro Wine Route, where are we going? | João Martins (Explora Douro Unipessoal Lda.) 

  • Relevance of non-formal education activities - for the support of AEPGA - by promoting of territory | Joana Braga (AEPGA) 

  • Tem actitivities for young scientists | Fabiana Freitas (Bandua) 

  • How you feel taking pictures from Wildlife in Portugal? | Diogo Oliveira (Diogo Oliveira Photography)

  • How to make a scientiific illustration  | Davina Falcão (Bandua) 

14h30 | 17h30 Learning about wildlife, painting  | BANDUA Stand

15h30 | 16h30 Miranda  Donkey Game | AEPGA  Stand (*)

17h00 | 17h30 Discovering the traditional pigeon houses | PALOMBAR (*)

17h30 | 19h00 «Cães CSI»: Cynotechnical Research Teams Demostration GNR/Life Rupis 

19h00 | 19h30 Tasting of typical products and popular crafts show by ES Natural Trademark |  PN ARRIBES DEL DUERO Stand

19h00 | 20h00 Workshop of Mirandese Traditional Dance (*)

 

21h30 | 23h00 MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT with a local band 

23h00 CLOSING THE FAIR

> FAIR

10h00 OPENING THE FAIR
Ongoing activities in CERVAS/ALDEA (Birds of Portugal Office), Open Science Platform and VOU Pela Natureza Stands.

 

10h00 | 11h00 Miranda Donkey Game | AEPGA Stand (*)

11h00 | 13h00 Playing (and learning) with Rupis | Rupis corner/SPEA

11h30 | 12h30 Talk about… 

  • “Sustainable Development in Castilla y León Natural Spaces” | Isabel Cervera and Victor Casas (FPNCyL) 

 

14h30 | 16h00 Workshop «Introduction to the mirandese language» (*)

14h30 | 17h30 Learning about wildlife, painting  | BANDUA Stand

15h30 | 16h30 Miranda Donkey Game | AEPGA Stand (*) 

16h00 | 16h30 Discovering the traditional pigeon houses | PALOMBAR (*)

16h30 | 18h00 ObservArribas Ceremony

  • Awards ceremony for"Friends of Egyptian Vulture Owners Network" with local products tasting | SPEA/LIFE RUPIS 

  • Awards ceremony for Illustration Competition: “Natural Heritage of Douro Internacional Natural Park ” | ICNF/PNDI

 

18h00 | 19h00 MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT with a local band 

19h00 FESTIVAL CLOSURE

Programme Legend:
(*) Free activity, but required registration.

(**) Required and paid (festival price) registration.

NOTE: Activities with no indication are for free, no required registration.

ILLUSTRATION CONTEST 2018
«Natural Heritage of the Douro International Natural Park»

The "Natural Heritage of the Douro International Natural Park" Illustration Contest is open, due to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Douro International Natural Park. The contest is integrated in ObservArribas, where the best works will be exposed and the winner will be announced.

Give wings to the artist who is in you and join this celebration for nature! 

 

The deadline for submitting is April 25, 2018:
- Competition Rules
- Worksheet presentations