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LEAF Greece


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LEAF Greece

  1. 1. The International Thematic Networks of Environmental Education in Greece The case of the LEAF Program Dr Dimitrios Gkotzos Environmental Education Officer, Athens B Directorate of Primary Education. Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs President of the Hellenic LEAF Coordinating Committee
  2. 2. The Thematic Networks of Environmental Education (supervised by the Ministry of Education, Research & Religious Affairs) Collaboration among schools in various areas, that implement Environmental Education (E.E.) projects of similar content Support of E.E. projects (pedagogical and academic) Development of educational resources Organization of teacher training seminars and school visits Thematic Networks of E.E. Local or Regional National International
  3. 3. The International Thematic Networks of Environmental Education International collaboration Promotion of ministerial policy at international level Directorates of Primary & Secondary Education, Environmental Education Centers, Local Government institutions, Non-profit, Non- governmental Environmental Organizations National Coordinating Committees -President: Officer from a regional department of the Ministry of Education -Representative from the Ministry (Department of Environmental Education) and other stakeholders
  4. 4. The International Thematic Networks of Environmental Education coordinated by HSPN International Coordinator: FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) National Operator: HSPN (Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature) (the oldest environmental NGO in Greece) National Coordinators: Directorates of Primary or Secondary Education Coordinating Committees: HSPN representatives & stakeholders of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs (Environmental Education Officers, School Advisors, School Principals, Directors of Environmental Education Centers) Primary and Secondary Schools (state and private) throughout the whole country Any action of the Networks receives approval from the Ministry (meetings of the Committee, teacher training seminars etc.) Submission of a detailed report every year.
  5. 5. Learning about Forests Greece – Participation 150 300 3700
  6. 6. Learning about Forests Greece – Teacher training Educational activities in forests Educational activities in forests Environmental awareness, practice and attitudes on issues related to the forest Training seminars in forests Summer schools Go and learn from the forest through the forest!
  7. 7. Learning about Forests Greece – Tree and seed planting activities Τree & seed planting Enhancement of forest resources Enhancement of biodiversity Demonstration of active citizenship Environmental protection and management
  8. 8. The LEAF Greece award Special award ceremonies every 2 years Schools that have successfully implemented the program Fieldwork bag, which includes instruments and tools useful for fieldwork activities in the forest
  9. 9. Learning about Forests Greece – Educational resources Theoretical and practical information (e.g suggestions of activities) on Forest Education
  10. 10. Learning about Forests Greece – Treasure hunt game Poster Tool of learning and action Searching and finding Adventurous story, legend, fantastic journey Forest ecosystem, interaction between natural and human relationships Adjustable (player’s number, age- experience, location, climatological conditions)
  11. 11. Learning about Forests and the 17 SDGs
  12. 12. Learning about Forests Greece and the 17 SDGs FEE through its mission of fostering awareness, knowledge, participation, commitment, skills, actions and creativity on the environment and on sustainable development, sharesΕννοια σου the core values behind the set of SDGs.
  13. 13. Hellenic LEAF Coordinating Committee President: Dr Dimitrios Gkotzos, Environmental Education Officer, Athens B Directorate of Primary Education. Vice President: Sofia Kainourgiou, Member of the HSPN Board Secretary: Vasiliki Kontou, Director of the Environmental Education Center of Elefsina Τreasurer: Marianna Hatzimichail, Principal of the 13th Primary School of Halandri Members: 1. Representative from the Department of Environmental Education, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. 2. Stamatis Skampardonis, Primary School Teacher, 8th Primary School of Glyfada. Vice President of the HSPN Board 3. Dr Sofia Pedrikari, School Advisor, 51st Prefecture of Preschool Education 4. Varvara Petridou, Environmental Education Officer, Athens B Directorate of Secondary Education. 5. Alexandra Koskolou, Κindergarten Teacher, 1st Kindergarten of Melissia