Calendar of Events 2017

Nov 22
Movie Night
TBA
TBA
Sept 18
Movie Night
TBA
TBA
Jul 26
Movie Night
TBA
TBA
Jun 5
Ramadan Quiz
Masirah, Masirah Club
9.30pm
Have some fun and test your environmental knowledge! You can enter either as a team (maximum five people per team) - or you may book your individual seats and form teams at the venue. To book your table and for more information contact Abdulaziz Al Alawi at abdulaziz.alawi@eso.org.om or on GSM: 91100656, Tel: 24790954 (Ext 114)


Jun 4
Ramadan Quiz
Sur, Nursing Institute
9.30pm
Have some fun and test your environmental knowledge! You can enter either as a team (maximum five people per team) - or you may book your individual seats and form teams at the venue. To book your table and for more information contact Abdulaziz Al Alawi at abdulaziz.alawi@eso.org.om or on GSM: 91100656, Tel: 24790954 (Ext 114)


May 30
Ramadan Quiz
Salalah - TBA
9.30pm
Have some fun and test your environmental knowledge! You can enter either as a team (maximum five people per team) - or you may book your individual seats and form teams at the venue. To book your table and for more information contact Abdulaziz Al Alawi at abdulaziz.alawi@eso.org.om or on GSM: 91100656, Tel: 24790954 (Ext 114)


May 22
Public Lecture (English)
Knowledge World, Qurum, Muscat (previously called EcOman Center, PDO)
7pm
The study of bird migration has become one the most enthralling aspects of the avian world. As part of an ongoing project sponsored by The Research Council (TRC), SQU is monitoring the migration of Crab Plovers and Bar-tailed Godwits wintering at Barr Al Hikman using GPS devices fitted on the birds. The Crab Plovers migrated for approx 1400 km to their breeding islands in Kuwait, Iran and Iraq, and returned to Oman in the fall. The Bar-tailed Godwits on the other hand, traveled approximately 6000 km to their breeding areas south of the Kara Sea in the Arctic tundra of Siberia, Russia. Six of the remaining 10 Bar-tailed Godwits started their 2017 northward migration in the second week of April and are currently at the staging areas on the east coast of the Caspian Sea and north of the Aral Sea, prior to the final flight to Siberia. Join us to learn more from research scientist Andy Kwarteng.
May 9
Sonic Sea - Movie Night (free entrance for members)
Bosch Center, TAISM (The American Intl School Muscat)
Doors open at 6.30pm, Movie starts at 7pm
ESO would like to invite you to attend its first Movie Night awareness event. The movie, “Sonic Sea” is about sea noise pollution and the impact it has on marine mammals. The event will be free for ESO members. Non-memberscan purchase tickets AT THE DOOR or from Kargeen Restaurant (Madinat Qaboos), Boutique Muscat (The Wave), My Roti Restaurant (Al Qurum) and ESO office(Darsait).
Age: 10 and above
Watch the trailer here 
May 3
WGO Summer Craft Fair
Al Bahja Hall, Qurum National Park
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Please visit our stand at the WGO craft fair
May 2
Public Lecture (Arabic)
Knowledge World (PDO EcOman)
7pm
Presented by Mohamed Al Zadjali (in Arabic): It is the largest sand desert in the world. A hundred years ago it was the last great unknown”. In 1930 a small team of men, guided by Omani Sheikh Salih bin Kalut, led British explorer Bertram Thomas on the first recorded crossing of this magnificent but dangerous landscape. Challenged by the unknown, they walked for nearly 1,300 kilometers from the coast of Oman, through the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to the coast of Qatar. Now, 85 years later, another team of Omanis is taking on the challenge – leading British explorer Mark Evans across the same stretch of desert. 

Apr 28
Field Trip (ESO members only)
Jebel Akhdar
9am - 4pm
Due to the high number of registrations of our previous Jabal Al Akhdar outing, we are pleased to invite you to a second members’ outing on Friday 28th April, 2017. Please join us for farm visits and village tour in Jabal al AKhdar, guided by local experts. The seats are limited so please make sure to book your seat before 26th April 2017 at 12 pm. The priority will be given to those who registered to the first outing, and the rest will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Apr 18
Public Lecture (English)
Knowledge World, Qurum, Muscat (previously called EcOman Center, PDO)
7pm
Wildlife in Oman' by Dr. Jens Eriksen
Apr 17
Annual General Assemby
Crowne Plaza Muscat
6.30-8pm
ESO's Annual General Assembly is only open to ESO Members. Become a Member Today! The aim of this AGM is to update our members on the work completed in 2016 and on the upcoming projects and activities in 2017.
Apr 15-20
Masirah Turtle Awareness Week
Masirah Island
All Day
The ESO Team will be holding an awareness week on Masirah Island, home to the endangered loggerhead turtle. We invite locals to join us for school presentations, community discussions and football tournaments!
Apr 14
Field Trip
Jebel Akhdar
8.30am - 4:30pm
Members only! Please join us for farm visits, village tour and bird watching (Guided by local experts). The seats are limited so please make sure to book your seat before 11th April 2017 at 12:00 pm.

The event is free of charge, Registration is a must, Participation will be on “first come first serve” basis, and ONLY for ESO members; every member can bring along only ONE non-member to join the trip.

Transportation will not be provided by ESO, and a 4x4 is a must for this trip. If you would like to join but haven’t got a 4x4, please contact us; Lunch and drinks will be provided. 

Deadline for registration: Tuesday 11th April, 2017 12:00 pm

If you are interested to join us, please contact Ms. Aisha Al Ghallabi at membership@eso.org.om or on 24790945 (Ext: 121)
Mar 25
Earth Hour
EVERYWHERE!
8.30-9.30pm
Shangrila Bar Al Jissah Hotel will be hosting a fun family event open to the public starting at 5pm with games and entertainment prior to earth hour (8:30-9:30pm). We hope you will all join us there and later in turning off your lights for 1 hour to show your solidarity for earth hour. ESO is proud to annouce that this year the Royal Opera House Muscat and The Grand Mosque will be turning off all non-essential lighting in support of ESO's Earth Hour Campaign! Visit www.omanearthhour.org for more information on Earth Hour and to make the pledge to turn off your lights!
Mar 1-2
Field Trip (ESO members only)
Al Ansab Wetlands
TBA
We invite members to join us for a field trip to the Al Ansab Wetlands, a natural wonderland in the heart of Muscat. It provides a showcase for Oman’s impressive nature with its abundance of bird life. The Wetland is home to an amazing 293 species of birds that may be present at different times throughout the year Visitors can see wading birds such as the Black-Winged Stilt that are resident at the Wetland all year.  The Wetland is not just a special place for birds; it is also a safe haven for Oman’s plants, butterflies and other species. This trip is open to ESO Members only. Become a member today!
Feb 24-25 (tentative)
Beach Clean up
Damaniyat Islands
All Day
With support from PDO and in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, we will continue our beach clean ups at the Damaniyat Islands, Oman's only marine nature reserve. Thank you to those volunteers who have signed up! Registration is now closed 
Feb 14
Public Lecture (English)
Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs Headquarter, Theater Hall - Ministry Street, Muscat
7pm
Lecture by Mark Evans - “It is the largest sand desert in the world. A hundred years ago it was the last great unknown”. In 1930 a small team of men, guided by Omani Sheikh Salih bin Kalut, led British explorer Bertram Thomas on the first recorded crossing of this magnificent but dangerous landscape. Challenged by the unknown, they walked for nearly 1,300 kilometers from the coast of Oman, through the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to the coast of Qatar. Now, 85 years later, another team of Omanis is taking on the challenge – leading British explorer Mark Evans across the same stretch of desert.
Feb 12
Public Lecture (English)
Knowledge World, Qurum, Muscat (previously called EcOman Center, PDO)
7pm
Mateo Willis, Director and Cameraman has filmed for BBC's Wildlife Arabia and Planet Earth. Join us to learn more about his experiences in filming of wildlife. Doors open at 7pm, Lecture starts at 7.30pm 
Jan 23
Public Lecture (English with Arabic slides)
Knowledge World, Qurum, Muscat (previously called EcOman Center)
7pm
Professor Paul Yule will be discussing "Oman's Last Pre Islamic Period: The First Omanis"
Doors open at 7pm, Lecture starts at 7.30pm
Jan (TBA)
Beach Clean up
Damaniyat Islands
All Day
TBA
Jan 17
Public Lecture (English)
PDO Eco Oman Center
7pm
“Egyptian Vulture research and conservation in Oman and in other parts of their range” presented by Dr. Mike McGrady