"Exchange and proposals of Mediterranean NGOs"
8-10 July 1999, Midreshet Sde Boker, Negev (Israel)


  1. Location

    Midreshet Sde Boker is a small community located in the middle of the Negev - a Spectacular desert area in the south of Israel. It is located above the riverbed of the Zin wadi, 50 km. south of Beer Sheva, the biggest town of the Negev. It is 150 km. south from Ben Gurion Airport, and 160 km. from either Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. Midreshet Sde Boker is an education and science center which contains

    See map of Midreshet Sde Boker

  2. Climate

    The weather in Midreshet Sde Boker in July is hot and sunny during the day, cooler in the evenings and nights. Temperature ranges from 18 C (night) to 32C (day).
    The average humidity is 30%.

  3. Clothing

    Usually informal.
    Some warmer clothing for the nights, as it might be cooler then expected.
    Swimsuit ( there is a swimming pool ) , and sun-tan lotion.
    Sunglasses, hat and comfortable walking shoes for the tours.

  4. Transportation

    Transportation to Midreshet Sde - Boker will be provided on Thursday morning from Jerusalem (Har - Gilo).
    Back to Ben Gurion Airport and Tel Aviv on Sunday , 11th July.
    If you don't manage to join - hereby are some details about the alternatives:

    1. Public transportation "Egged" : Bus no. 60 from central station Beer Sheva. about 1 hour ride, 20 Israeli Shekel. (public transportation doesn't run from Friday evening to Saturday evening.).
    2. Special taxi with driver :
      From either Ben Gurion Airport , Tel Aviv or Jerusalem - 2.5 hours ride, 300-400 Israeli Shekel (70-90 $) - depends on the time of the day.

  5. Accomodation

    The seminar participants will be inhabited in Hamburg Guest House, Sde Boker Field School, 2-3 in a room.
    The meals will be served usually at the main dinning room of Midreshet Sde Boker.

  6. Currency

    We suggest that you change a small amount of money for New Israeli Shekels at the bank in Arrivals Hall of the airport before leaving the baggage claim area.
    The changing rate is about 1 $ U.S. ~4.1 N.I.S .
    You should know that there is no bank is Midreshet Sde Boker, and no way to change there, and anyhow all banks are closed during the Israeli weekend.

  7. Communication

    Seminar secretariat:

    Field School office\ Hamburg House
    Tel: 972-7-6532016
    Fax: 972-7-6532721
    Address: Midreshet Sde Boker
    Israel 84990.

    In order to make phone calls from the Midreshet Sde Boker you may use the pay - phones . Cards are needed.

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