WWF Nature Academy - cooperation of schools and protected areas

WWF Adria
Publié: 17 avril 2019
Dernière modification: 17 avril 2019
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Résumé

„WWF Nature Academy“ is an 8 months long environmental education program that aims to develop key competencies of teachers and their students that lead to active citizenship for nature conservation. Each school participating in the program implements an environmental project in cooperation with the management of the protected area in their close proximity. Since 2016 we have engaged 20 schools in Serbia that became Ambassadors for one of the 5 protected areas involved in the program. During the program, participants learn about protected areas, ecological footprint, project-based and experiential learning, as well as about media relations in order to promote their results and the protected areas. Within the 20 implemented school projects 110 teachers and 333 students were actively involved in the implementation of various activities and approximately 3900 students benefited from these activities.

Classifications

Région
Europe de l’Est
Échelle de la mise en œuvre
Local
Multinational
National
Ecosystème
Forêt de feuillus tempéré
Forêt sempervirente tempéré
Piscine, lac, étang
Zones humide (marécage, marais, tourbière)
Écosystèmes d'eau douce
Écosystèmes forestiers
Thème
Connaissances traditionnelles
Gestion des aires protégées
L'intégration de la biodiversité
Non répertorié
Santé et bien-être humain
Sensibilisation et communications
Services écosystèmiques
Non classé
Education
Challenges
Dégradation des terres et des forêts
Perte de biodiversité
Utilisations conflictuelles / impacts cumulatifs
Perte de l'écosystème
Manque de sensibilisation du public et des décideurs
Mauvaise gouvernance et participation
Conflit social et troubles civils
Objectifs de Développement Durable
ODD 4 - Éducation de qualité
ODD 13 - Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
ODD 15 - Vie terrestre
Obectifs d'Aichi
Objectif 1: Sensibilisation accrue de la biodiversité
Objectif 11: Aires protégées
Objectif 14: Services des écosystèmes
Objectif 19: Partage de l'information et de la connaissance

Emplacement

Bajina Bašta, Zlatibor District, Serbia | National parks Đerdap, Fruška gora, Special Nature Reserve of Gornje Podunavlje, Protected Landscape of Avala
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Les impacts positifs

WWF Nature Academy brings an innovative approach in advancing the competencies for environmental education and active citizenship and provides opportunities and models for a higher degree of association between protected areas and local communities. Parents and wider families whose children (more than 3900) were part of ambassador schools were affected by the programme. This led to increased awareness of locals on the importance of the protected area in their region. Local residents become ambassadors of the PAs and changed their attitude towards nature protection. For the first time in Serbia, 20 local schools with its 110 teachers connected with 5 PAs in their vicinity and started collaborating on education in and about nature. WWF academy initiated cooperation between nature protection sector and education sector (Ministry of Education). WWF Academy workplan, its approaches and methods become part of the curricula for participating schools, thereby making the programme sustainable. Parts of the program has been replicated in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Contribué par

Kasandra-Zorica Ivanić WWF Adria

Soumise par

WWF Adria