April 24 marked the beginning of the Sustainability Week with the participation of 1880 primary and secondary schools all across Hungary. The ELENA activities are also the part of this program where primary school students can get into contact with live animals through the ant, earthworm and dog activities. Those classes who implement the ELENA activities can take part in a competition by submitting photos, reports and feedback about their experience with the animals.
The opening event for the whole week program took place on April 24 in the Hungarian Natural History Museum with the participation of the representatives of the Ministry of Human Resources, of the Office of the President of the Republic and the National Sustainable Development Council.
Ten years of the UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development, Evaluation report on the implementation of the UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development from 2005 to 2015 was published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)This evaluation report summarises the progress, challenges and achievements of Economic Commission for Europe member States from 2005 to 2015 in implementing the UNECE Strategy for Education for Sustainable Development.
A dream became reality, when the closely eighty participants showed up in the conference room of Kapuzinerhof, in Laufen. The idea of the ELENA Closing Event was born three years ago, when the colleagues of ANL (http://www.anl.bayern.de/ Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management) in cooperation with the eight other partners submitted the Comenius proposal. The project is based on the Tiere Live (http://www.anl.bayern.de/projekte/tierelive/) experiences but enlarges it to international level and the participating countries adapted the modules to their own country-specific circumstances.
ELENA-Comenius project –Experiential Learning and Education for Nature Awareness, implemented between November 2013 and October 2016 meets the end. The National Conference will take place in Sibiu today, October 21, at the Academic Centre.
As we are coming to the end of the 3 year ELENA project it was time to organise the ELENA national workshop in the Budapest Zoo in Hungary.
During the event the participants not only had the opportunity to learn about the results and experiences of the ELENA project but it was also a meeting where we could appoint targets which are to be reached in the form of cooperation thus helping the further integration of ELENA in practice. These opportunities can connect the results of the ELENA project with public education, zoopedagogy and entrepreneurship education.