September 23:
Great Hall in the Central building of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
10:00-12:00 Opening of the Conference. Greetings. Plenary Session:
Petar Stefanov, Dilyana Stefanova (Bulgaria): Educational strategy ProKARSTerra-Edu and its initiatives
Andrzej Tyc (Poland), Petar Stefanov (Bulgaria): Marian Pulina founder of the Polish-Bulgarian karst initiatives
13:30-16:00 Session: Announcement and awarding of the winners of the Third edition of the International competition Karst under protection gift for the future generations
National Museum of Natural History, Sofia
16:30-17:00 Opening an Exhibition with the awarded works of the International competition Karst under protection gift for the future generations
17:00-17:30 Presentation of the Art-composition Phantom in karst `2015 of Japanese artists
Club "Sofia municipality"
19:00 Cocktail ProKARSTerra for the participants and guests of the Conference (with tasting of Bulgarian wines from karst areas)
September 24:
NIGGG-BAS, Hall 1
9:00-12:30 Scientific Session First and Second meetings
12:30-13:00 Poster session
13:00-13:30 Visit in the National Seismological Center in NIGGG-BAS
14:30-17:00 Scientific Session Third and Fourth meetings
The city center of Sofia
17:30-19:00 Social program: Walking tour around historical and cultural landmarks of Sofia
September 25:
Terrain Scientific Session to the Karlukovo and Panega karst regions in North Bulgaria
1. Visit to karst sites: Glozhene calcareous tufe waterfalls, ponors (sinkholes) of the river Vit, Brestnitsa karst polje, Saeva dupka cave
9:30-12:30 Scientific Session Fifth (field) meeting - field presentations, demonstrations and discussions
2. Visit the cement plant Titan Zlatna Panega Cement
13:30-15:30 Scientific session Sixth meeting
3. Visit to karst sites: karst spring Glava Panega, cave Prohodna
15:30-17:30 Session Seventh (field) meeting - field presentations and discussions
September 26:
NIGGG-BAS, Hall 1
Closing Plenary Session general discussion on the topics of Conference
9:00-10:30 Presenting of good educational practices and initiatives
10:30-11:00 Discussion
13:30-15:30 Round table consideration of new international initiatives:
  • International Competition in Karstology (for pupils)
  • International Year of Karst
16:00-16:30 Shaping and voting of the Conference Draft documents
16:30-17:00 Closing of the Conference
20:00 Gala Dinner for conference participants
September 27-30:
Scientific Excursion Karst Pearls of the West Rhodopes in Bulgaria

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