Submitted by: Büro für Zukunftsfragen, Amt der Vorarlberger Landesregierung + BA21, Internationale Bodenseekonfere
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Nature Weeks
Nature Weeks promote the awareness of children relating to effective use of resources (transport, paper, energy, time) and rely on an arrival by public transportation. The instructors complete special courses in environmental pedagogy. The focus of Nature Weeks is the rediscovery of nature. For kids this means sleeping under the open sky, listening to the whispering of the trees, and having a shower under a waterfall. At the end of such a Nature Week experience, instructors observed not only a strengthened interest in nature on the part of students but also a fortified sense of community.