PILOT SITE 2 - AUSTRIA, BURGENLAND (Students’ age: from 6 to 14 years)
VOLKSSCHULE UND NEUE MITTELSCHULE RECHNITZ
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
NATURE PARK GESCHRIEBENSTEIN
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.