Always learning in Latvia

This year the "Mother Nature Teachers' (Mammadaba) Camp" took place from 27th to 29th July. 50 of the most active teachers took part in the even organised within the framework of the LVM environmental education programme "Learning about Forests". They participated in 36-hours of continuing education courses held in nature to acquire new skills, knowledge and ideas for their classes.

Sirpa Kärkkäinen, a representative of the Finnish Forest Association and member of the LEAF Steering Committee, was on hand to share her expertise about the Finnish experience with the education reform and gradual implementation of a new education programme. Among other things the teachers were tasked with preparing a plan for a class called "Wood is Everywhere!" which resulted in games, study cards or rebuses. Read more about this story here!