In July 2020 the summer session of “Green Schools” got started. The program will bring together teachers and students from six regions and the city of Minsk, including children with disabilities. The goal of the summer session is to attach students to practical activities of environmental protection and improve children’s health. Intensive entertaining tuition and sports, recreational activities await students.
The first session of “Green Schools” was launched at “Nadeshda” Children’s Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, located in an ecologically clean forest-park zone on the banks of the Vileika reservoir. Soon, classes will begin at the “Zubryonok” National Children’s Educational and Health Center. In all, 350 students and teachers will take part in the program during the summer season of 2020. Participants in the summer session were determined during competitive selection in educational institutions with the status of “Green School” or engaged in the implementation of the educational project “Green Schools”.
The training program lasts for 15 days. Educational process facilitates participant’s awareness of the possibility and importance of environmentally sound behavior. This program was developed in 2019 specifically for organizing summer session at NCEHC “Zubryonok” and CRWC “Nadeshda”. Students will attend classes on the topics “Biodiversity”, “Energy Saving”, “Water Saving”, “Waste Management”, “Environmental Monitoring”, “Information and Environmental Activities for Working with the Local Community”. Tuition will be held in the form of practical, design work, creative workshops, interactive games, excursions. The summer session program also includes recreation, sports, intellectual, creative and entertainment events.
The summer session of “Green Schools” is developed as a part of the project “Civic Engagement in Environmental Monitoring and Improving Environmental Management at the Local Level”, funded by the European Union and implemented by the UN Development Program in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.