On the occasion of the World Environment Day, on 5 June 2010, the gates of the Ariana Park were opened to the public. Didactic activities show casing the biodiversity within the Ariana Park encouraged the public to discover the rich flora of the Park. A treasure hunt game and a "Snakes & Ladders" game on a human scale particularly interested the young public.
On the occasion of this Open day, more than a dozen of shows were organized on three open-air stages in the Ariana Park : stage "Sphere", by the Armiliary sphere, in the Cour d'honneur ; stage "Serpent" by the bar Serpent in the new building, and stage "Pelouse", situated in the gargen of the Villa "La pelouse".
It is at about noon that the members of the school "Groove Guitar" from the Pays de Gex (in neighbouring France) started their performance on the Serpent Stage. A dozen of teenagers from 14 to 18, as well as their professor, played modern and rock songs, accompanied by several guitars (electric, bass, etc.).
The Club of Oriental dance of the United Nations in Geneva
show cased the talent of some of the UN Staff. Colourful costumes and swaying rhythms captivated the attention of the public.
It is with the dance group "Urunana"
, from Rwanda, that the Serpent Stage closed for the day, with a traditional dance performance filled with grace and harmony, which enthralled the public.