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EDUMAT - Learning materials about Biosphere Reserve theme

EDUMAT - Bildungsprojekt im Biosphärenpark Grosses Walsertal

Schulklasse bei einem Ausflug im Grossen Walsertal. © Biosphärenpark Grosses Walsertal

The Grosses Walsertal is since November 2000 a Biosphere Reserve recognised by UNESCO; since then it has belonged to the global network of model regions for sustainable development. Alongside nature protection, research and environmental education, sustainable development plays a significant role in the Biosphere Reserve. The creation of awareness for a non-destructive approach to resources begins already in the first school years. The Objective of the DYNALP project is to prepare materials and worksheets about the Biosphere Reserve theme for teachers, so that they can be properly included in classes in primary and secondary schools.
Dynalp Projekt Edumat – First workshop with teachers from the Großes Walsertal biosphere park.

Dynalp Projekt Edumat – First workshop with teachers from the Großes Walsertal biosphere park.

Marmot BURMENTA accompanies students during their educational tour through Großes Walsertal.

Marmot BURMENTA accompanies students during their educational tour through Großes Walsertal.

Aims

Creation of a well illustrated education map with informative texts and worksheets about Biosphere reserve themes (for primary and secondary schools)

Realization

Representatives of the regional committees for School, education and culture, as well as teachers of the primary schools and the secondary school in the Biosphere Reserve draft in collaboration with the Biosphere Reserve management and with the support of a young team of museum pedagogues (inatura) during various work sessions the specific and pedagogic contents for the education map. An actual test in schools will take place soon after the preparation of the map. A public presentation is envisaged.

Impact

Through the project, the theme "Biosphere Reserve", "Live in an internationally recognised spatial reserve", and a non-destructive approach to nature and the landscape should be already communicated in the very first years. Large part of the population will be confronted with many issues about the Biosphere Reserve through the integration of the Theme in the lessons. Children are many times those that communicate an idea at their parents' home and that are committed for the idea. Through this "itinerary" it is possible to inform a great part of the population of the Grosses Walsertal, a different type of raising awareness.

Location

Thüringerberg, St. Gerold, Blons, Sonntag, Fontanella, Raggal

Involved

Biosphärenpark Management Grosses Walsertal, teachers of the Grosses Walsertal, Museum pedagogues of inatura, representatives of the education committee of the REGIO

Financing

Biosphärenpark Management Grosses Walsertal, funds EU Dynalp

Contact person

Biosphärenpark Grosses Walsertal
Geschäftsstelle
Jagdbergstraße 272
6721 Thüringerberg / AT
Phone number: +435 550203 60
Fax: +43 5550 24174
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.walsertal.at