On the occasion of the World Forest Day, the first national meeting was held in Kraljevo as an introduction to the For Life project “Forest – our lifelong teacher”. The meeting was attended by representatives of all Eco-schools from Kraljevo and Cacak, who will work in the coming months on the preparation of materials on forests and climate change, for teachers and students and participate in exchanges organized in Slovenia and Italy during the project. The participants presented their previous experiences in working with children and students aged 5 to 15, on the topic of forests and climate change. There is already a lot of interesting material, which will be renewed and improved during the project.
As a symbol of the project, a tree was planted in the yard of the Forestry School, so that it grows as the results of the project grow. A meeting of all partners and training for teachers from Slovenia and Italy will be held in Serbia, in September 2022, hosted by teachers and staff of the Forestry School from Kraljevo. They will show the area under the forest and prepare materials on the importance of forests, sustainable management, forests as an economic resource, but also about forest importace for climate change mitigation and environmental protection.
Eco-schools participating in the project are following: Forestry School, Mechanical Engineering School, Elementary School IV Kraljevo Battalion, Elementary School Dimitrije Tucovic, Elementary School Branko Radicevic, Elementary School Jovo Kusula, Elementary School Olga Milutinovic (Kraljevo), School Vuk Karadzic (Sombor), PU My childhood (Čačak).
The ForLife project is implemented within the Erasmus + program, supported by the European Union. The project was managed by the Doves organization from Slovenia, and the partners are Jump from Italy and the Ambassadors of Sustainable Development and Environment from Serbia.
You can see the materials from the first national meeting here 1, 2, 3.