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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

18 October 2012

26 students and teachers Meeli and Evelyn took part in an outdoor study where with the help of the National Environmental Agency and Comenius project they hiked in Alam-Pedja national park and visited Ice Age Centre. 

What did the students see and learn there?

Gladis Prits: "On Thursday Neljapäeval at 8am we started our excursion in front of Kehtna Basic School. Selli-Sillaotsa hiking trail at Alam-Pedja national park was our first destination. First our guide introduced us the nature reserve in general ,and then we headed to walk in Laeva bog. On our way the guide told us more about different types of bogs, its plants and etc. Every pair had a worksheet for taking notes. On our walk we could eat different berries, from cranberries to blueberries. They all were very tasty. I enjoyed being there, the air was fresh and good for the lungs. At the end of our walk there was a viewing tower where we could view the surroundings well. We were also lucky with the weather - the sun was shining and it didn´t rain at all. After that we had lunch and we continued our tour by bus. We saw slopy landforms created by ice age. At Ice Age Centre we had a guided tour too. The centre has 3 floors. After that we got some free time to explore it on our own. The most I remember those stuffed animals which looked pretty natural. We got engaged with different displays and there was a lot to read. Then it was time to drive back to Kehtna. In my opinion it was a nice day out."

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ESTONIA: Kehtna Primary School is situated in the village of 1,200. There are no big towns nearby, although the capital Tallinn is just 60km to the north. We are surrounded by forests, bogs, farmland and therefore paying extra attention to nature studies and the environment is important to us. We are a school of the Green Flag and a Health-Concious school. There are 155 students and 20 teachers in our school. Students are aged 7-17.

ITALY: Liceo Classico "Megara" con sezione scientifica annessa is a secondary school for students aged 14-19. It mainly offers three different courses for classical, scientific and social science studies. The school mainly serves students from Augusta. Our school is located in a very important area for its nature, history, archaeology and tourism. Our suburban town of Augusta is very near to Siracusa, one of the oldest and most important Greek colonies in Sicily. Our students are all members of "Legambiente" which is a national leading environmental organization which offers educational programs in schools. We live by the sea and our area is very rich in waterways, rivers and ponds.

FRANCE: College Claude Bernard is in a suburban city (Grand-Quevilly) with about 30,000 inhabitants. A town with 400,000 people called Rouen is near to us. The area has little industry nowadays following the closure of the chemical factories and the Renault car plant.

TURKEY: Tepeköy Ilkögretim Okulu is a public school serving children aged 7-15, starting from pre-school till the 8th grade. It is a rural school and caters for 226 students and 18 teachers. Our school is in Nevsehir (Cappadocia Region), being situated in agricultural region. Our region does not have sufficient water resources and we need to focus on environmentally-friendly options.

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