Submitted by: ÖKOLOG-Regional Team Kärnten ( 30 Schulen)
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Outdoor Education to Increase Interest and Motivation
Teachers have developed a comprehensive outdoor program for pupils of the second grade of elementary school in order to present the environment in a more exciting way. Pupils will experience nature very closely so as to evoke more interest and motivation. There will be regular field trips to sewage plants and rivers, where experts help in getting water samples and analyzing them chemically and physically. Pupils will get information about local water supplies and wastewater problems, as well as information about the general environmental situation of the town. All the information will be integrated into lessons in the form of video and picture documentaries, creative workpieces, songs, posters and more. The project will conclude in June 2007.