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September 2021

Creation care week with Dave Bookless

12 September - 18 September
Domaine des Courmettes, 4500 route de Courmettes
Tourrettes sur Loup, 06140 France
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Living hope for a wounded world The Bible contains visions of a future era of hope and peace beyond tragedy and judgment. Jesus also taught us to pray for God’s kingdom to come on earth as in heaven. Yet, we live in an era of ecological disaster and fear, with predictions of disastrous climate change, loss of wildlife, plastic pollution and waste. In addition, many are in despair at economic, social and political trends which cause injustice, division and poverty. What…

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Minibeasts 2021

18 September
Domaine des Courmettes, 4500 route de Courmettes
Tourrettes sur Loup, 06140 France
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Discover the world of insects and minibeasts with naturalist Nicolas Prin.   We invite you to join us at 10h00 at Les Courmettes on: - Saturday 18th September - *New dates to be added soon!*           Don't forget to bring water and to come wearing good walking shoes. The walk will last approximately two hours, and we will stop frequently to observe and identify the insects we come across (such as the orthoptera!). In compliance with the rules…

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Birds of prey – 2021

24 September - 5 November

Come and discover the world of nocturnal birds of prey in the company of Solène Baguet, ecologist - SB Biodiversité.   To discover the nocturnal world, we invite you to meet us on - Friday 16th July at 9pm - Friday 6th August at 9pm - Friday 24th September at 8.45 pm - Friday 5th November at 8pm    Provisional programme 21:00 : Welcome 21:15 : Presentation of the nocturnal birds of prey 21.45 : Start of the walk 23:30…

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Discover the landscape of the Préalpes d’Azur – 2021

25 September - 2 October
Domaine des Courmettes, 4500 route de Courmettes
Tourrettes sur Loup, 06140 France
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At the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Préalpes d'Azur, come and discover the diverse landscapes of the Domaine des Courmettes - guided by representatives of the Chemin d'Azur.   We'll meet at 2pm in front of the main building on site on: - Saturday 25th September - 14h00 - Saturday 2nd October - 14h00         The walk will take approximately 2 hours and is not too challenging. It will take us around the Domaine and we'll be…

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Discover the stags – 2021

28 September - 12 October
Domaine des Courmettes, 4500 route de Courmettes
Tourrettes sur Loup, 06140 France
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  Come and discover the nocturnal world, including the remarkable bellowing of the stag, in the company of the naturalist Nicolas Prin. ©David Nussbaumer We will meet at 19:00 on: - Tuesday 21st September - Tuesday 28th September - Tuesday 5th October - Tuesday 12th October       In order to limit the transmission of Covid-19, we ask you to please respect these rules during the session: Please maintain a distance of 1m between yourself and the other participants and…

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October 2021

Dutch Nature Week

17 October - 23 October

This event will be held in Dutch and English only (ce séjour sera proposé en néerlandais et en anglais uniquement.) A Rocha is an international movement with a heart for creation. In France, a Rocha runs an extraordinary estate in the mountains above Nice, Les Courmettes, which includes a nature education centre. A small team from A Rocha France works with volunteers and students to protect over 600 hectares of unique natural habitat. In addition, every year several conferences, seminars…

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Build a birdhouse with us! – 2021

27 October
Domaine des Courmettes, 4500 route de Courmettes
Tourrettes sur Loup, 06140 France
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Do you like birds? Are you good at DIY, or do you want to learn? Join us and build beautiful nesting boxes with the help of our visiting specialist, Solène Baguet.   We will meet at 2pm in front of the main building on: - Wednesday 27th October       In small groups you will be able to construct a birdhouse and install it in your garden or in a nearby park (after getting permission from the local council, of course!).…

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Astronomy at Les Courmettes – 2021

28 October - 4 November
Domaine des Courmettes, 4500 route de Courmettes
Tourrettes sur Loup, 06140 France
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  Come and discover the marvels of the night at Les Courmettes with Florent Bailleul, scientific mediator and a specialist in astronomy and the nocturnal world! Astronomy at Les Courmettes - 2hrs Thursday 8th July - 22h00 Thursday 15th July - 22h00 Thursday 29th July - 22h00 Thursday 5th August - 21h45 Thursday 12th August - 21h45 Thursday 28th October - 21h00 Thursday 4th November - 21h00       Planned programme: (The host is able to adapt the session…

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Discover the fauna and flora of Les Courmettes – 2021

30 October
Domaine des Courmettes, 4500 route de Courmettes
Tourrettes sur Loup, 06140 France
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Come and discover the fauna and flora of Les Courmettes and the (sometimes surprising) ways in which they interact!   We invite you to join us on: - Saturday 4th September - 10 am - Saturday 30th October - 10 am       Please come suitably dressed (with well-soled, strong shoes for hiking) and please don’t forget to bring your water. The walk takes between 2 hours and 2hrs30 (4km, with a total ascent of 100m). We will stop frequently…

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