Two green open-air classes located at the Synevyr National Nature Park in the Ostriky tract and the Brown Bear Rehabilitation Center are ready for visitors. They will be the center of communication and events with the public society and students. In particular, it will be possible to hold seminars, lectures, talks, environmental lessons, conferences, exhibitions, competitions, festivals, etc. The variety of forms of classwork, in accordance with modern realities, will attract as many people of different ages to participate in classes.
The establishment of these institutions was made possible by the project “Church and NGOs for environmental education in national parks”, co-financed by the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU) and supported by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AuswartigesAmt AAKultur). Classes are equipped with visual informational and interactive stands, interesting attractions, and game equipment that will help young people to learn more about nature.
A working meeting of professionals of the institution with specialists of the Kyiv region took place on the basis of such a class. The purpose of the meeting is to exchange experiences with colleagues on conducting ecological events, trips, and tours, which give the opportunity to get to know the nature of the native land better and awaken love for nature. In today’s reality, the development of environmental education, and raising the level of environmental awareness of young people is especially important and relevant. Ecological and educational work is an extremely important matter, it raises a sense of responsibility for the state of the environment, and inner conviction in the need for a reasonable and caring attitude to nature.
Specialists shared their experiences, peculiarities of working with visitors, organizing and conducting various events, and promotions on the basis of ecological classes. Much attention was paid to how to attract as many visitors as possible. First of all, attention is focused on the implementation of various interesting activities aimed at the use of new technologies, individual approaches to visitors, and more. All this will create beneficial conditions for a comfortable stay of visitors in the classroom and their desire to return here again.
The event was held with the participation of Lyubov Grechyn, a specialist in the Department of Ecological and Educational Work of Synevyr National Nature Park. The event was held in cooperation with the Interreligious and Environmental Civil Forum of Eastern Europe (IRCEF) (led by Alexander Bokotey) with the support of the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU Bundesverband, NABU International), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev.
Informational Service of IRCEF