Festibar – Celebrating Nature with the Animals
World Wildlife Month at Ramat Hanadiv, March 2019
In honour of World Wildlife Day on 3rd March, we invite you to discover the animals around us through hands-on activities taking place throughout the month of March: a night safari, a fascinating cryptogram in the Nature Park, meetings with nature researchers and more. We want to share this celebration with everyone: young and old, children and parents, students and educational staff. You are welcome to share our love of wildlife.
Please note – prior registration is required for some of the activities
Educators from the region? Join an innovative educational programme developed especially on this topic. For further details click here
Guided Tracking Tour
Friday , 8/3, 10:00 – 12:00
Join us for a guided tracking tour in the Nature Park, following signs, footprints and clues that animals leave in the field.
*Suitable for age 5 and above.
The tour require prior registration for a 35 NIS fee. The number of places is limited.
The tour will begin at the InfoShop in the Visitors Pavilion, Ramat Hanadiv.
Follow the Footprints – A Cryptogram and Detective Work
Friday – Saturday, 8-9/3, 10:00 – 14:00
Put on a hat, bring a magnifying glass and come on a detective journey in the Nature Park at Ramat Hanadiv, in search of the animals around us.
Behind each sign and footprint hides an animal; come and discover who these animals are and which kind of footprints they leave behind.
A hands-on and enriching activity for the entire family, at no cost . A craft workshop for a fee (10 NIS)
The cryptogram is available from the InfoShop in the Visitors Pavilion, Ramat Hanadiv.
”Spreading Wings” – a Meeting with the Vulture Cage Keepers
Friday, 8/3, 10:00 – 14:00
In a beautiful valley among vineyards and fields, stands the 2-storey vulture cage. Come to see the vultures in the Nature Park and chat with youth from the Junior Rangers programme – young adults in their school’s Social Involvement Programme – who assist in a range of activities in the Nature Park at Ramat Hanadiv and look after the vultures.
A free, self-guided walking tour. The tour begins at the InfoShop in the Visitors Pavilion, Ramat Hanadiv.
The Bee Effect
Friday, 8/3, 10:00 – 12:00, the Footprint Garden, Ramat Hanadiv
Where have the bees disappeared to? Why are tens of millions of dollars being invested around the world to study this phenomenon? And what does this have to do with our lives? This is a unique opportunity to study the magical world of bees, see how they pollinate flowers, and learn about the difference between honey bees and native bees. Explanations provided by Dr. Yael Navon and young adults participating in a bee research programme.
Free guided tours every half hour (10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30).
Wildlife in the Area
Saturday 9/3, 10:30 – 12:30, upper carpark, Ort Hashomron Binyamina
Free participation with prior registration >>https://goo.gl/forms/DIE1rG5E8pNhCHzF3
Everything You Wanted to Know About the Greek Tortoise
Friday, 15/3, 10:00 – 11:00, the auditorium, Visitors Pavilion, Ramat Hanadiv
Tortoises are cute, eat lettuce and move slowly. Is that it? Well, not exactly…
The researcher, May Barenheim Haimovitz, a PhD student at the University of Haifa who has studied tortoises for the last seven years, will talk about a fascinating study in which she used tiny transmitters to study the biology of tortoises – when they are active, how fast they walk, how many of them live at Ramat Hanadiv and how they will be affected by climate change.
Free participation with prior registration >> https://goo.gl/h3gSDd
Gazelle Hill Event
*** Due to the rainy weather forecast - the event is cancelled ! ***
Saturday 16/3, 10:00 – 13:00, upper carpark, Ort Hashomron Binyamina
The mountain gazelle and the roe deer invite us to visit their home and get to know a wonderful hill flowering nearby, between Zikhron Ya’akov and Binyamina. We’ll hike in the footsteps of the letters left by the gazelle and the deer and we’ll help them protect their home and save wildlife. The hikes begin at the upper carpark of Ort Hashomron Binyamina High School.
The meeting's location in Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/PAT4DGC1Rn62
The hikes are free of charge and will leave each half hour from 10:00 to 12:00
Night Safari – There Is Life in the Taninim River
*** Due to the rainy weather forecast - the event is cancelled ! ***
Saturday, 16/3, 18:00 Shuni camping site, at the entrance to Binyamina quarry
Not only people enjoy the river. Taninim River attracts a range of animals from different groups: fish, reptiles, birds and mammals.
During a night walk without any barriers, we’ll search for their footprints and signs, and for the animals themselves. During the walk we’ll use our senses and a number of other aids to increase our identification abilities. The walk is in partnership with Life for the Taninim River Project. Please wear closed shoes and bring a torch.
** The night Safari is fully booked**
The Land of the Gazelle – What Do We Know About the Gazelles at Ramat Hanadiv?
Thursday, 28/3, 17:00 – 18:00, the auditorium, Visitors Pavilion, Ramat Hanadiv
A meeting with the researcher, Amir Arnon, a zoologist and PhD student at the University of Haifa, is studying the gazelle community at Ramat Hanadiv with a range of methods and advanced technologies.
What do we know about the population of this gentle, shy animal? How many gazelles are there at Ramat Hanadiv? What regulates the size of their population? What is the role of scent stations? And who is the gazelle with the collar that we see here sometimes? During the lecture we’ll become familiar with the gazelle population in the Park and the methods that have been used to study them – for nearly 30 years.
Participation is free with prior registration >> https://goo.gl/uS9j6T
”On Cows, Lizards and Egrets” – the Effect of Management on Reptiles in Mediterranean Woodlands in Israel
Friday, 29/3, 10:00 – 11:00, the auditorium, Visitors Pavilion, Ramat Hanadiv
At Ramat Hanadiv there are few reptiles relative to other woodland areas in northern Israel. In a lecture by Roi Talbi, a reptile expert and PhD student at the University of Haifa, we’ll hear an explanation for this and we’ll also meet the cattle egret – a predator that accompanies cattle in the field – and about its impact on small animals.
Free participation with prior registration >> https://goo.gl/ggpY2R
An Introduction to Butterflies and Preparation for the ‘Great Butterfly Count’
Wednesday, 13/3, 14:30 – 17:00 , Rakefet classroom, Visitors Pavilion, Ramat Hanadiv
Tuesday, 26/3, 17:30 – 19:00, Rakefet classroom, Visitors Pavilion, Ramat Hanadiv
During the period 25.4 – 4.5 the first Great Butterfly Count will take place throughout Israel. During these two weeks the public will be invited to participate in observing and documenting butterflies seen in the field. In order to come to the count ready, we’re organizing a preparation and familiarization meeting about the butterflies flying around our region during this period of the year. Come to learn about butterflies and lead a short tour in any place you choose. We promise a particularly colourful meeting!
** Wednesday meeting on 13/3 - is full **
Participation is free with prior registration >> https://goo.gl/6vRRD7