God endlessly endowed Ukraine with the unique and amazing beauty of nature. There are steppes and mountains, seas and lakes, forests and rivers. How diverse are the fauna and flora of our land – not every country has such a natural heritage? The families from the east, where is the war, have temporarily settled in our region.
In one of Ukraine’s most mountainous villages, Synevyrska Polyana in the Khust region, IDPs, including children, have also got refuge. They miss their home and friends. The hospitality of Transcarpathia will never be superfluous. The children of IDPs have already made friends with the local youth. In particular, this was facilitated by environmental educational activities initiated by the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies. Such a meeting took place in a creative and cheerful atmosphere on April 15th on the Day of Environmental Knowledge.
During the event, participants deepened their knowledge of the unique nature of the Carpathians. They considered important steps to preserve the environment and all people and children should follow. They can also take care of the environment. Small actions can be a big deal.
Clearing the river, planting new trees, feeding birds in winter, protecting primroses, not disturbing the peace of the wild forest – are the first steps that will deepen our friendship with nature. The children were happy to share their own examples of environmental actions and future plans. Each participant received a gift – an ecological coloring book and a creative task, which everyone coped with perfectly.
The event was held in cooperation with the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies (IERS) (headed by Alexander Bokotey) and with the support of the German Nature Conservation Union (NABU), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev.
Informational Service of IERS