Everything that surrounds us, among which we live, is nature. It gives everything necessary for the life of people, animals, and plants. Communication with nature gives the greatest pleasure and joy, and evokes the most wholehearted commitment to the native land and to life. The whisper of water, green oaks, birdsong, the smell of flowers – all this is the nature of homeland. No wonder nature is sometimes called a nanny. We are all children of nature, but not all of us treat it equally well. Nature needs constant attention and care.
Thus, a teacher Oksana Kremin held a meaningful thematic event called “Protect Nature!” for children of IDPs, youth TRENCSY and readers of the Transcarpathian Regional Library for Children and Youth in order to form an ecological culture, educate respectful attitude toward the environment. After watching an instructive multimedia presentation, the children deepened their knowledge of the rules of behavior in nature, namely: “Do not throw a garbage!”, “Do not make noise!”, “Do not break!”, “Do not pull out!”, and discussed the meaning of signs.
During the practical part of the event, students solved natural challenges and crossword puzzles, realizing the importance of their actions for nature conservation. They actively played ecological games: “What grows in a forest?”, “Decipher the expression”, the game “Yes or No”, answering the questions, argued the positive and negative attitudes of people toward nature and its consequences. The ecological quiz “Nature of the native land” was informative. Children immersed themselves in forest adventures while listening to the ecological fairy tale “Adventures of Forest Friends”. After that, young nature lovers worked together on the project “We know the rules of behavior in nature!” and drew signs showing the rules of human action in nature.
The events contributed to the development of skills and abilities of young people in the right behavior toward the environment and the education on personal responsibility for environmental protection. After all, everyone’s ecological culture is the key to safe life on the planet. The children realized that a long and happy life is in our hands. Multiply, protect, sort, and do not pollute are the keywords of the ecological culture of every conscious citizen.
“You can talk a lot about how to protect the environment, how to bring good to the natural world. But a lot depends on you and me, – said Oksana Kremin. – Love and protect nature, respect and cherish everything around you. May your hearts be filled with grace and care. Do good deeds every day!”
The event was held in cooperation with the Transcarpathian Regional Ecological and Naturalistic Center for Students Youth (TRENCSY) with the Institute of Ecological and Religious Studies – IERS (headed by Alexander Bokotey) with the support of the German Nature Conservation Union (#NABU), project coordinator Ivan Tymofeiev.
Informational Service of IERS