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The first Animal and Nature Ambassadors World Congress

ANA congress – “Through the eyes of animals and nature

May 3rd to May 6th 2018

on Olympic sports center Rogla, Slovenia

More and more people are going back to nature. More and more people feel that this is the only right way. For that reason, the initiators of the congress from the Slovenian Ambassadors® center decided that it’s time to improve what we know about how and why nature has a beneficent, healing and therapeutic effect on people.

We will find answers with the help of 45 professionals from 21 countries, in 36 thematic lectures and 10 workshops, attended by about 400 participants from all over the world, from therapists, scientists, social, educational and health workers, psychologists, to the general public. Our honorary guests are world-renowned animal psychologist and founder of the Tellington TTouch® method, Ms. Linda Tellington-Jones, and Animal Ambassador® International secretary, Mr. Roland Kleger. The congress will happen under honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Mr. Borut Pahor, and with the support of the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning.

The purpose of the congress is to bring together people who believe in harmony between a person and nature in a way that’s pleasant for both of them. That’s why our theme is “Through the eyes of animals and nature”. For four days, we will try to use our newfound knowledge and experience to understand nature as well as possible and put ourselves into the shoes of animals and plants.

Day one – Global meeting of Tellington practitioners

For anyone who’s interested in the Tellington TTouch® method and its effects on people and animals.

Evening program: dinner with Linda Tellington-Jones and Roland Kleger.

Day two - Through the Lens of Nature:  An Introduction of Green Care Education and Therapy Initiatives for Children of All Abilities World Conference

How we and our children can get closer to nature and animals.

Evening program: a charity Gala dinner with a rich program. Attendees will enjoy solos, operas, operettas and musicals from the musical treasuries of composers from Mozart to Bernstein, performed by renowned performers: Eva Černe – soprano, Matjaž Stopinšek – tenor, Nejc Avbelj – violin, Katarina Kozjek – cello, and Simon Dvoršak – piano.

Days three and four – Global meeting of Animal and Nature Ambassadors

For all animal and nature lovers who want to get to know and understand them even better, as well as connect with like-minded people.

Evening program for Day three: “Dinner under the stars”.

Alongside the congress itself, there will also be additional activities and events: the aforementioned three dinners, a Bazaar, the World ANA contest and Slovenian ANA contest (which has 2300 children of all abilities from all over Slovenia participating), child care for participants’ children, and a trip “Around Slovenia” for all lecturers and some participants.

We kindly invite you to check out the events and program in detail at http://www.ana-meeting.com.

We also invite you to join the ANA congress Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/158740838080890 – and follow our Instagram account – https://www.instagram.com/animal_nature_ambassadors.

Join us and become part of a group of people that wants to get to know and do something more for animals, plants, and nature in general.