In ELENA project systemic games are important to discover the connection between the animals, nature and human life. Therefore a new board game, ECOGON developed by a student Micha Reimers (Gaiagames) was welcomed and supported by Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL) within the ELENA project.
From the 22nd to the 24th of May 2015 a training session for the ELENA project took place at the Academic Conference Centre of “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu.
15 biology teachers from middle and high schools in Sibiu county were invited. The training session was conducted by experts from “Lucian Blaga” University, members in the project team.
During the 3rd International Engineering and Technology Education Conference, held at Sibiu, Romania during 2-4 of November entitled "The role of engineering/technology and business education in an uncertain future" it was plenary presented the paper produced under ELENA Project and entitled "New Skills in Education for Biodiversity Conservation in Romania". The conceptual framework for Romania was defined by taking into account the background information for capacity building in order to reach the objectives of ELENA project. The Conference was attended by 128 professionals from more than 20 countries all over the world (including America, Europe, India, Africa, Asia and Australia).
All ELENA project partners gathered together in Laufen, Germany to prepair for the teacher trainings which are going to be launched in a short time. On the event Virág Suhajda, PhD (researcher and developer), Levente Turóczi (executive director) and Judit Ratz (project manager) participated on behalf of Rogers Foundation. On the four-day-long workshop we went deep into the miraculous world of the dogs/wolves, earthworms and ants with the help of external experts and the playful exercises developed by project partners.