Teachers, educators and environmentalists are warmly asked to popularize Gemenc Forest-school. Please draw the attention of the schools in your surroundings to our forest-school project developed with the help of Institute of Pedagogy.
Our forest-school can be found in the village of Fadd-Dombori, which is situated in beautiful environment by the Danube, 24 km from the town of Szekszárd. Branches of the Danube River net the region at a length of 22 km. As part of the Danube-Drava National Park, Gemenc Forest offers an excellent opportunity for natural education.
All our programs are guided by professional experts.
As a learning method, the forest-school is obvious for natural education. This method underlines the methodological freedom ordered by National Syllabus. At our forest-school children'll be given flexible guidelines to observe both themselves and their surroundings.
Project-centralized learning, children explore surroundings of the school within 5-10 km : eg. study and personification of a 300-year-old oak tree, stories, how people lived in different ages, personification of poets, study of their biographies, moving to different eras.
The forest-school is more than a simple field-study; this way of education fits in with nature. The syllabus doesn't includes necessary local knowledge, while our method affords opportunity to acquire local features as well. Instead of protecting school-lessons ( they've lost their sense ) local syllabus should be put into practice.
We have provided accomodation for forest-schools since 1991. Our thoroughly worked-out project offers teachers great help. In case of application further informations will be given.
Besides natural, ornithological, environmental, historical, literary topics children can become acquainted with local folklore in the region of Sárköz as well. Accompanied by a professional forester, a hunter and an ornithologist, children will explore the fauna and flora of Gemenc Forest.
Our forest-school project was made by the Company of Forest-schools assisted by Department of Education.
All welcome! Contact our camp-leader!
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