HUMAN TO NATURE, NATURE TO HUMAN

Project facts

Project promoter
Environmental Education Centre Kladno
Project Number:
CZ02-0031
Target groups
Children
Status:
Completed
Initial project cost:
€307,558
Final project cost:
€302,553
From EEA Grants:
€ 272,298
The project is carried out in:
Czech Republic

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Description

The organisation of the project promoter is focused on environmental education. The purpose of the project is to present to people several ways to protect and develop biodiversity in the form of new educational programmes. Environmental protection is perceived as a basic human need. All project activities are prepared with the aim to provide information and teach procedures and methods leading to maintenance of biodiversity, environmentally acceptable consumption, economic utilisation of natural resources and protection of the climate on Earth. The target groups are pre-school children, elementary school pupils and secondary school students, after-school activities of children and youth, The key activities are prepared with a focus on culture, philosophy and sustainable agriculture with a positive impact on nature, genetic resources, landscape building and maintenance and improvement of urban and municipal environment for the adults. The project will involve the preparation and implementation of residential educational programmes for children focused on the protection of the wealth of nature, learning about relations between organisms and their relevance for the environment not only in the close surroundings but also in a global perspective.

Summary of project results

By implementation of the project, all project goals in terms of directing the participants of project activities to the protection of nature and its biodiversity were achieved. Project was realized through six activities which were focused on specific target group. Current situation in the area of biodiversity and ecosystem services was presented and opportunity to engage with preserving natural wealth for our and the next generation was offered. Activity 1 - Raising awareness of biodiversity, 2 - Permaculture and natural gardens, 3 - environmentally friendly breeds, 4 - Rescue stations, 5 - Beekeeping, 6 - Nature trail. Each area was realized by its own coordinator and participated by specific target groups. The sub-activities were prepared and implemented with aim to include the broadest range of educational methods and to provide maximum information through high-quality, well-established and professionally recognized lecturers to interested participants. After completion of activities a concrete output demonstrating measures and activities leading to the protection, development of natural diversity emerged. Each of the comprehensive educational programs, which were created within the project, was a part dealing with theory (seminars, pilot projects to verify the methodology of environmental education programs). These provided the basis for further practical workshops, courses, circles and excursions. A total of 49 sub-activities with 1670 participants and a specific impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services at the site were carried out. The development of appropriate tools that make it easier for lecturers to explain and the target groups provide with motivation for self-study and entertainment to refresh and deepen the knowledge was another part of project activities (10 species with a total of 10,000 pieces of different products). All materials were available to public interested in the issue, or they can make a free copy by printing the data through project websites. On this basis, the Project Promoter is planning to use the acquired equipment, built-up facilities, including demonstration and acquired skills for other programmes for visitors of the facility.

Summary of bilateral results