Purple-edged copper Lycaena hippothoe, foto: Pekka Malinen

Accompanying Persons’ Programme

Draft 1 March 2020 (subject to slight modifications)

Items for the APP (timing to be determined):

  • Registered accompanying persons are entitled to one free public transportation pass, and to participate in the Opening Ceremony, Welcome reception, Closing Ceremony, and the Farewell Party
  • Viewing the award-winning film on moths by a Finnish producer, in collaboration with the Finnish Science Center Heureka. Heureka will arrange special sessions to show the film to ICE2020Helsinki participants throughout the week, in their fulldome theatre (15 min train-ride from the center of Helsinki, covered by the free travelcard provided to all ICE2020Helsinki participants). See trailer at:
    https://www.heureka.fi/the-secret-world-of-moths-hop/
  • A sortiment of guided city walks, 30 min to 60 min each:
    – “Instagram walks” with a professional photographer as a guide, to attractive targets
    around the Töölö Bay. Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday. For inspiration see:
    https://www.myhelsinki.fi/en/see-and-do/activities/walking-route-töölönlahti-full-of-culture-and-events
    – Ecological city walks with focus on insects on selected days from Saturday 17 July onwards (see separate description)
    – One targeted walk to the new multipurpose City Library, the unique “Rock Church”
    (see https://www.helsinginseurakunnat.fi/en/index/temppeliaukionkirkko.html ),
    and the Hietaranta Beach area in downtown Helsinki (see
    https://www.myhelsinki.fi/en/see-and-do/activities/hietaranta-beach ).
  • Popularising short presentations, about 30 minutes each on two different days, on:
    – Declining and threatened insect populations in Finland [by Reima Leinonen, Finland]
    – Case study of the cornflower-moth and its decline to extinction, and possibilities
    for reintroduction [by NN [to be determined], Finland]
    – The endangered Flying squirrel (Pteromys volans) in Finland [by Heikki Hokkanen]
    – Plants can communicate – how do insects respond? (by Jarmo Holopainen)
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