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  • 1. Nature management and environmental education in Estonia Environmental Board 2011
  • 2. Environmental management in Estonia
  • 3. Some facts about the situation of environmental education (EE) in Estonia
  • 4.  
  • 5. Environmental Board- formed in 2009
    • Environmental Education Department- 20 specialists cover all regions in Estonia
    • Programmes for schools and kindergartens- in 2010 more than 1000 programmes were given for 23000 participants
    • Acitivities for adults- in 2010 more than 200 acitivites for 14500 participants were arranged
    • Environmental roundtables are assembled
    • 2 environmental regional conferences were held in 2010
  • 6. Nature centres of Environmental Board
  • 7. The State Forest Management Centre (RMK)
    • RMK maintains, grows and manages the Estonian state forest
    • RMK provides hiking opportunities in 13 recreation areas, 5 national parks and approximately 40 other protected areas.
    • The 17 nature centres and 5 nature houses of RMK provide information and activities
  • 8. Nature centres of RMK
  • 9. Ministry of Education and Research
      • National Basic School and Upper Secondary
      • School Curriculum cross- cutting theme “ Environment and Sustainable Development”;
      • Preschool Curriculum cross- cutting theme “Me and Environment”
      • New approach- inquiry learning
  • 10.
    • Nature Houses
      • Tartu Environmental Education Centre
      • Pärnu Nature House
      • Nature House of Nõmme in Tallinn
      • Tallinn Hobby Centre “Kullo”
      • Tallinn Zoological Gardens;
      • Tallinn Botanic Garden
    LOCAL AUTHORITIES
  • 11.
    • NON-GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITIES
    • Estonian Fund for Nature www.elfond.ee
    • - Nature Schools (2)
    • Regional Environmental Centre - Estonia www.recestonia.ee
    • Estonian Green Movement
    • HARED
    • .....
  • 12. The problems in environmental education in Estonia
    • Visiting nature centres is not part of the school curriculum: it is optional and not supported by school budget
    • The work of many the nature centres and schools is project –based
    • There is not yet development plan of environmental education in Estonia
    • The cooperation between the 2 ministries (Education and Environment) is weak
  • 13. Nature centres in southern Estonia
  • 14. Thank you!