Calendar of Events 2017

May 22
Public Lecture (English)
Knowledge World, Qurum, Muscat (previously called EcOman Center, PDO)
7pm
Geospatial analysis of the migration of birds wintering at Barr Al Hikman in Oman – English (Andy Kwarteng)
May 9
Movie Night (free entrance for members)
TAISM (The American Intl School Muscat)
7pm
Please note this movie is in English. More details on purchasing tickets to come. Members free entrance

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
Mohammed Al Zadjali will join us to talk about his crossing of the Empty Quarter
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