2017 Service Tour to Slovenia
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2017 Fulbright Association Service Corps Tour to Slovenia: June 12-23, 2017

6/12/2017 to 6/23/2017
When: Monday, June 12, 2017

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Service Tour to Slovenia
June 12-23, 2017

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017

Slovenia is the top green tourism destination in the heart of Europe and its capital Ljubljana was named European Green Capital 2016. As part of this year’s trip to Slovenia, you will not only see this beautiful green country – 60% of which is covered with forests – but will also be participating in a GeoBioBlitz at Slovenia’s Triglav National Park in the beautiful Julian Alps. Explore the most beautiful and secret places of Slovenia, the hidden gem of Central Europe. The Service Trip will take you from the Capital City of Ljubljana, to the Julian Alps, to the Adriatic Sea to Eastern rolling hills and farmlands. From the spectacular rocky limestone peaks to the medieval towns, this ancient country includes castles, vineyards and glistening lakes. Add to the equation a mix of culinary, history and active adventure experience!

The BioBlitz concept was created by the US National Park Service and National Geographic in order to document biodiversity in US National Parks through citizen science – we simply add in the geographic and geological components to bring a deeper understanding of nature! Our GeoBioBlitz will bring together Fulbright Alumni from the US and Slovenia, as well as Slovenian and American school children on June 17 in Triglav National park. We will use the iNaturalist app to catalogue biodiversity and encourage future visitors to the park to document their discoveries there as well! We need you – especially biologists, naturalists, geographers and citizen scientists – to help us document biodiversity in this protected area and educate future generations on the importance of knowing what we have, so that we better understand what we need to conserve! Climate change is changing the habitats of plant and animal species in mountain environments, so it is becoming ever more urgent to document biodiversity in these pristine areas. Please join us on this green adventure to safe and beautiful Slovenia!

Please note you must be a current Fulbright Association member to join the tour. Please contact us or visit our website at fulbright.org for information on how to join the Association or renew your annual membership.