Forest & Eduaction
Playing and learning in the Forest
During April, May and October of 2016, pupils of the primary school Vladimir Nazor and the Czech primary school J.A. Komensky together with groups of children from the kindergartens Vladimir Nazor and Ferdo Mravenec participated in educational workshops in the Roman Forest and in Peter‘s Peek, as part of the project “EYD2015: The Future We Want - local authorities for sustainable development”.
During an interactive tour through the Roman Forest, lecturers (representatives of Hrvatske šume – the public company for forest and woodland management in Croatia), presented to the pupils the most common plants and animal species from the forest and explained the importance of forests for people, the environment, and our planet.
Pupils of the junior and senior grade of primary schools participated in the workshops held in the mountain house on the Peter‘s Peek. With these workshops, lecturers taught the students the importance of living in harmony with nature and educated them about the importance of reducing unnecessary consumption of natural resources for the conservation of forests and biodiversity, for them and future generations.
After the lecture, the children were treated to bake chestnuts. Also they painted, drew and used further art techniques to give their vision of the forest and its world. As part of the project, funding for the work, together with educational material were provided.