Environment

Night trip with our little friends the bats, in Porto’s green spaces. Apply here

Between the months of July and October, from Friday to Saturday, those interested in getting to know the lives and habits of these mammals, which are actually more manoeuvrable than birds, as they fly with their very long spread-out digits covered with a thin membrane. This will be an experience for the books. Entrance is free but application is mandatory.

Get ready to go out and become a botanic expert

The team of the Environment Education of Porto City Hall presents the best way to become a specialist in the flora of this region during your outings. The trick is to use the smartphone and start learning.

SEA LIFE Porto accepts volunteers for Global Beach Clean

In Portugal, this beach cleaning action takes place on Friday, 9 June, and the SEA LIFE Porto is looking for volunteers willing to make beaches look like they are meant to be “a place in the sun”, cared for and devoid of all litter to protect marine species and the ecosystem.

Discover the joys of nature with the “Evening with Bats” initiative: applications are open

This summer, the Educational Centres of Porto Environment Department organise seven nights to meet bats in several green spaces in the city. The sessions take place every Friday or Saturday at dusk time, between the months of July and October. The first session happens on 9 July at the Viveiro Municipal do Porto (Porto Municipal Seedbed). This will be a one-time visit. Entrance is free but application is mandatory.

Retrieved plastic is turned into reusable masks

The initiative promoted by the Water pavilion raises awareness on the importance of rivers and creeks in an urban setting and is held in the framework of the Valorisation Plan and the Rehabilitation of the Waterlines of the Municipality of Porto.

This story is about one of St John’s symbols: the basil Plant and how to extend the plants’ life cycle

One should not directly smell basil or it will dry out. This is what folk wisdom says; but, there are plenty other reasons for basil plants to dry out, according to the Environment Department Municipal team, who explains how things go regarding this traditional symbol of St John, in the latest episode of “Biodiversity at Home”. Check it out.

Gear up and enjoy the sun in all of Porto’s Blue Flag beaches

The deputy Mayor of Porto City Hall, Filipe Araújo, and the chairman of the Águas do Porto Board of Directors, Frederico Fernandes, attended the official ceremony to mark the raising of the blue flags at the Praia do Molhe, a recognition by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

Welcome to Bioblitz at the Serralves Park, your weekend essential

The Serralves Foundation, sponsored by Lipor and associated municipalities, invites families and general public to enjoy the 7th edition of Bioblitz, the nature awareness project that is sure to provide the key to a well spent time in a natural atmosphere, on 5 and 6 June. Access is free.

Bioblitz is back: it’s all about nature and biodiversity

The Bioblitz educational and scientific event stimulates environmental awareness and promotes behavioural changes, while sharing knowledge on the fauna and flora of the Serralves Park. This edition starts today, 31 may and it runs until 4 June, in an online format for schools and in-person for the general audiences on 5 and 6 June.

The Water Pavilion raises awareness on the natural environment by organising a river clean-up action

The Water Pavilion raises awareness on the natural environment by organising a clean-up of the Tinto River, a tributary of the Douro River. The initiative is held on 28 May, at 10.30 am and it is open to everyone who wishes to take part. The river watchmen of Águas e Energia do Porto will also participate in the event. Previous registration is mandatory.