Written by Creuse Oxygène 27 May 2008
Creuse Oxygène, multi-sport club and public organisation, born in the Creuse 15 years ago and who exists and grows thanks to the Limousin forest, invites you to discover a unique event in France : 24 hours in the forest, 13 and 14 September 2008 in Guéret.
In the heart of the majestic 2000-hectare ChabriÃ¨res forest, Creuse OxygÃ¨ne invites its visitors to unique experience ; a day and a night in the forest. A chance to ask questions, to doubt, to wonder at the sounds of the â€œforest fairyâ€ , to be with nature and animals, to challenge city dwellers, and anyone else : live in the forest for 24 hours.
But with this event, this organisation also wants to let the public (re)discover its principal centre of interest for the future : the forest. For man has lived in it for millions of years and developed due to its riches.
Today itâ€™s a source of renewable energy.
But what are â€œForest Folliesâ€ ?
Forest Follies wants to make people aware and be the starting point of a grand cause, to be for the forest, to be practical and conquer the future.
This event is organised around four discovery and exchange spaces :
Events and demonstrations space :
discover how to cut, sculpt wood, discover the species, pick mushrooms, trim a tree, listen to and copy birdsâ€™ songs, climb trees, eat boar and chestnuts, discover the history of trees and paperâ€¦
Debates and exhibitions space :
learn how to build a house in wood, integrate local architecture, use wood as renewable energy, discover the tree using the work â€œPlaidoyer pour un arbreâ€ (Plea for a tree) in company with the author Francis HallÃ© and meet professionals work with wood and forest techniciansâ€¦
- The fairy and the night :
light and sound show while you walk through the forest at night through the crackling chestnut leaves and pine cones, accompanied by the hoot of an owlâ€¦ During the walk, the public will discover the trees and stones decorated for the occasion in lightâ€¦ blue, green, red, yellow, pinkâ€¦
The Wolf Park camp :
invites the visitor to continue his discovery in an exceptional environment, created to take advantage nature and its generosity in a camp arranged around the wolf park. Guaranteed strong emotions and sensations ! The wolves are close byâ€¦
At the end of this â€œvoyageâ€ , the public will be better able to understand the amazing and complex relationship between tree, man, animal and life.
Contacts : Organisation Creuse OxygÃ¨ne
Technical, artistic and general manager : Alain MENUT, President â€“ Tel : 06 08 83 24 30 -
firstname.lastname@example.org General organisation - administration and communication : Sandra ALEXANDRE - Tel. 06 23 78 61 29