It’s only the second week of school, yet these first-grade students in the Hungarian language class at Yasinya Secondary School No. 1 are already embarking on a journey to explore and protect the natural wonders of their homeland. Led by their dedicated teacher, Maria Kesler, these young learners are delving into the rich and breathtaking highland area of Rakhiv.
During their exciting field trip, aptly named “I Explore the World,” these children have been getting to know the various plant and tree species that thrive in their local environment. They’ve discovered how to identify these species by examining their distinctive leaves and berries. As they wandered through the wilderness, they stumbled upon a meadow where the delicate Crocus Ligusticus, a Red Book plant, was beginning to bloom once more, and they eagerly absorbed knowledge about its unique characteristics.
This educational journey ended with a creative project titled “Autumn Tree,” where the students showcased their newfound knowledge through art. This project served as a platform for them to express their understanding and appreciation of the seasonal transformations happening in their surroundings. Their artistic endeavors culminated in an exhibition showcasing the remarkable works they created during their nature-filled adventure.
The event was held as part of the cooperation of the Interreligious and Civil Environmental Forum of Eastern Europe (IRCEF) headed by Olexander Bokotey) and the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU Bundesverband, NABU International), project coordinators Ivan Tymofeiev (NABU), Nataliya Kulya (IRCEF).
Informational Service of IRCEF