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