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A summary of Nature’s Classroom project results.
Summer School: Establishing an Ecoremediation Course in Čatež
A trip to outdoor learning courses: project presentation
Permaculture zone: Building a Yurt
Early spring at the ERM course in Modraže
Učne table v Občini Zreče (available in Slovene only)
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing from Maribor at the ERM Course in Modraže
Okoljske škode (okrogla miza) (available in Slovene only)
Permacultural zone Dole: planting the first trees
Opening of the Nature Development Centre Poljčane
Municipality of Poljčane and the Nature Development Centre
Municipal Waste in the Municipality of Poljčane
Predstavitev projekta na občini Sv. Trojica (available in Slovene only)
Outdoor learning exercises of UM FoA students at the ERM learning course in Modraže
Autumn Activities at the ERM course in Modraže
Re-Use Centre in Rogaška Slatina
Initial Construction of the Learning Course in Dobrovce
University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts
Energy Agency for Podravje – Institute for Sustainable Energy use
Development Agency Kozjansko
Institute for Development and Improvement of Infrastructure and the Social Environment RISO
Boč forest educational trail
Quarries in the Bela valley educational trail
The subterranean treasures of Haloze
Ličenca Ecosystem educational trail
Educational trail among treasures of the trees
Educational trail through the Dravinja valley
Educational trail through the valley of freshwater crabs
Convent educational trail
Learning point on bees, herbs and their products
Vzpostavitev ekosistemskih tehnologij za izobraževanje v naravi in učnih opazovališč (Limnos)
Raziskave z namenom izobraževanja za vodne ekosisteme (UM FF)
Vzpostavitev Izobraževalnega centra o stoječih vodah – Sveta Trojica (RISO)
Trajnostno gospodarjenje z odpadki na projektnem območju (RA Kozjansko)
Učni program za raziskovanje v učilnici v naravi za 1. triado
Učni program za učenje v naravi za osnovne šole
Učni program za praktični pouk naravovarstva v učilnici v naravi
Učni program za praktični pouk na ERM poligonu
Ekosistemi – življenjska okolja
Rastline in živali v ekosistemih
Živalski svet Dravinjske doline
Voda vir življenja
Vremensko dogajanje v naravi in toplota
Voda in delovanje v pokrajini
Ekoremediacije – terensko delo
Učne poti in vodenje v naravi
Dejavnosti v prostoru
Na sprehodu ob potoku
Zasnova učne poti Spoznajmo prsti
Ekološka kmetija in trajnostni razvoj
Gozdna učna pot
Kemijska analiza vode
Načrtovanje prostora z umestitvijo rastlinske čistilne naprave
Rastlinska čistilna naprava
Zelišča na ekološki kmetiji
Spoznajmo tla in analize prsti
Members of the Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Podravje Maribor visited the ERM outdoor course in Modraže to see how certain laws of nature work. We recorded a report that was also interpreted into sign language.
During winter nature is usually resting, however, the lecturers and guides still managed to successfully present the activities and processes at the outdoor course: constructed wetlands, ecoremediation approaches, the importance of substantial development, etc. The visitors liked it so much that they decided to return during the summer.
View photos from the event.
Several days ago members of the Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Podravje Maribor visited the Nature’s Classroom outdoor course in Modraže, in the Municipality of Poljčane.
Prof. Ddr. Ana Vovk Korže, head of the Nature’s Classroom project: We wanted them to engage their understanding, their view of the Nature’s Classroom, and it’s very interesting to see that they perceive and relive these teaching methods with all their senses.
At the educational outdoor course, which combines 24 educational environments for natural ecosystems, the participants learned about new approaches to solving current environmental problems, such as cleaning waste water.
Andreja Kovjanič, member of the Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Podravje Maribor: What I found interesting was the explanation how plants purify the wastewater and how they help make it clean. I’d like to return to the course, maybe at a later time, during a warmer season, when the nature will come alive as well.
Marija Koser, sign language interpreter: The biggest problem of the deaf is communication, understanding words and concepts. Sadly, they can’t hear the words we hear through different media and they also can’t read or perceive them easier. The deaf sometimes cannot understand words, even if they are written down. That’s why we’re interpreters, not translators. Translators translate a word simultaneously, while we interpreters interpret it in a way to make it understandable for them.
Bedrija Črešnik, chairman of Association for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Podravje Maribor: It is great that we are in contact with nature and see how nature actually helps us and helps the environment to become what it should have been. The lecturers explained to us how this cycle works in the nature. We didn’t know much about it, as we don’t have certain options to learn more about this topic.
That’s why it’s important to allow the deaf and the hard of hearing to participate in environmental education without communication obstacles. It is our wish that in the future as many special target groups as possible visit the Nature’s Classroom. We are also planning to enable wheelchair access, so those who are bound to wheelchairs will also be able to experience a piece of the natural environment and understand its importance for human kind.