StandOutEdu

Environmental &
Outdoor Education
in Non-formal settings

ABOUT

Environmental education (EE) connects us to the world around us, teaching us about both natural and built environments, raising awareness on issues that impact the environment upon which we all depend, as well as actions we can take to improve and sustain it. 

This course is addressed to participants of any specialization, anyone who would like to enrich their repertoire of teaching techniques and ideas in Environmental Education in outdoor settings and anyone interested in studying the science behind natural and man-made places of interest (e.g. National Parks, museums, eco-farms, city historic centres, archaeological sites, nature trails, botanic gardens). The course will be based in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. In order to conduct the practical modules, there will be visits to the Troodos mountain range, to the Cape Gkreko area, which is located on the South-Eastern coast of the island (by the sea) and to the Riverland Biofarm.

Environmental Education has many benefits for youths, educators, staff employed in adult education centres, schools, and communities:

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Indicative Training Program (Day by Day)

Day 1
  1. Welcome addressed to the participants by management
  2. Course outline
  3. Ice-breaking activities
  4. Understanding the historical development of environmental education and the emergence of education for sustainable development,
  5. Deep insight into contemporary research and professional work in the fields of outdoor education and environmental and sustainability education,
  6. Sharing of environmental education practices used in different countries/educational organizations
Day 2
  1. Use of non-formal education and outdoor settings to promote Environmental Education, such as fieldwork activities (Study of Seaside Environment) at the Cape Gkreko area (South-Eastern coast of the island by the sea) 
  2. Enhancement of personal and social development for sustainable living
  3. Integration of history, environment, and culture using non-formal education
  4. Experience of the challenges and impact of using outdoor settings in the teaching
  5. Development of skills to use the natural and cultural landscape as a resource in one owns profession
Day 4
  1. Understanding the relationship between art and the environment
  2. Appreciation of the value of taking art teaching in nature settings
  3. Experiencing learning by doing through first-hand and sensory activities in the forest ecosystem of Troodos Mountain Range
  4. Experiencing various instructional approaches connecting to art and Environmental Education and the impact of such approaches in education
Day 3
  1. Exploration of a range of thematic approaches to environmental education
  2. Participation in experiential environmental education activities in a bio-farm and a forest ecosystem or a river ecosystem (winter)
  3. Understanding how local production-consumption models can be fostered through environmental education
  4. Understanding the role of experiential learning in the context of environmental education
Day 5
  1. Final activities
  2. Evaluation of the course
  3. Diploma awarding

NOTE: Dates and Program may be subject to change

DATES

NOTE:
If you are a group of 4 or more people from the same organization and you don’t see any dates that suit your group,  send us an e-mail with the proposed dates and we will make the appropriate arrangements for you!

Course Packages

€860
    1. Training €380
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages
      • Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance
    2. Accommodation €480
        • Hotel* room (5 days – 4 nights)
        • Hotel breakfast buffet
        • Hotel complimentary beverages and snacks (24/7)
        • All lunches**
        • Everyday transportation*** to the course venues

*The hotel is 2-stars. However, with all it offers is definitely the best value for money.


** Dinners are not included in the package because some participants choose not to follow our night-outs.


*** Transportation airport-hotel-airport is not included because it is refunded by your organization.

€480
    1. Training €380
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages
      • Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance
    2. Transportation €100
        • Everyday transportation* to the course venues from our organization’s premises

*Note that it is the participant’s responsibility to get to our organization’s premises

€380
    1. Training €380
      • Tuition fee
      • Training material
      • Administration costs
      • Beverages
      • Snacks
      • Certificate of Attendance

*Note that this package is only suitable for participants who choose to handle their own transportation via car rental as this is the only alternative way to travel to the course venues

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