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PILOT SITE 2 - AUSTRIA, BURGENLAND (Students’ age: from 6 to 14 years)

VOLKSSCHULE UND NEUE MITTELSCHULE RECHNITZ

Websites: www.vs-rechnitz.at               www.nms-rechnitz.at

Both the schools match the Austrian criteria for nature park schools. They can count on the proximity to protected area. They organize trainings for teachers on natural topics (University of education Burgenland).

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ALPINE SCHOOL MODEL

Days for various projects in cooperation with local protected area (Nature park Geschriebenstein) for the whole school. Field trips, project days, incorporating MOE in curricula various school subjects.

NATURE PARK GESCHRIEBENSTEIN

Website: www.naturpark-geschriebenstein.at

This trans-border nature park situated in an extensive wooded area with oak and hornbeam forests and the 884 m Geschriebenstein, the highest elevation in Burgenland. The nature park has more than 500 km of marked hiking trails on both sides of the border (Austria and Hungary), and various nature trails, which provide information about wine, hunting, rocks, forests, cereals, fungi and butterflies.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ALPINE SCHOOL MODEL

The establishment and maintenance of Nature Park schools - in a very closely cooperation with the school board - is also an important task.