BACK TO NATURE / DOĞAYA DÖNÜŞ
Start date: May 10, 2015,
End date: Dec 9, 2015
Due to the modern daily life conditions people became apart from nature and they are forced to live under very stressful and virtual conditions, thus the life quality is seriously getting impaired. Due to the researches, people who live apart from nature and have a stressful life seems to have problems concerning health and well being, also educational, cultural and social difficulties. The positive impulse of nature on human psychology and health is undeniable, moreover the nature is an attractive and productive education environment for youth and children. Our project aims; to make improvement in youth work by introducing educational methods, materials and environments in nature, support developing new creative projects, helping young people to reconnect with nature, supporting activities and events in nature so youth can benefit a healthy life relating to nature and help them develop new skills that improve their life quality and contribute their society actively.
The project was mainly a 8 days long training course. During the training course the main idea was to use nature as an education tool and an educational environment.
The trainings were leaded by professional trainers using non-formal education and intercultural training methods.
The training course was held during dates August,31 and September, 8 in 2015. The training location was a nature education camp placed in Bolu which is owned by a very important expert on life and education in nature, Serdar K?l?ç. 36 participants took place in the project from Jordan, Spain, Bulgary, Italy, Slovakia, Ukrain, Georgia, Romania, Latvia and Turkey. As an output of the project, "A Guide for Education in Nature" and two documentary videos had been prepared. These output materials were shared with partner country coordinators and were used for networking activities.
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