The Sustainability and Outdoor Education (SEE) project begins its first partner exchange in Serbia.
Despite the ever-present obstruction of the global pandemic, the SEE project is well underway, and the first partner exchange is set to begin. The exchange program will aid in developing a compendium of good practice and features workshops of practical awareness and knowledge of environmental education. In addition, for each exchange, partners will provide information on methods and pedagogical formats used in leadership training in their country and demonstrate those by running a training course for the other partners.
The first exchange programme will occur in Tara National Park in Serbia and will be hosted by Technical University Munich and Mountaineering Association Tara. There will be a particular focus on land-based sports, especially mountain sports. This will help deal with issues associated with rock-based activities, high altitude and mountain habitats, air-based sports, wild camping, and some water sports such as kayaking.
The coordinator of the Project, Dr Noel Doyle, said that this is a “substantial and exciting step for the SEE project. While the partners have worked amazingly well-using emails and video conferencing, the essence and heart of an Erasmus collaboration can only be achieved through the face to face exchange of knowledge, practices and culture.”
CEO of Leave No Trace Ireland, Maura Kiely, said that she was excited for her team embarking on this stage of the project. Leave No Trace strives for collaboration and communication in its projects. The SEE project is an excellent example of stakeholders from across Europe working together to promote sustainability in outdoor sports education.
The first exchange will take place from the 27th of September to the 1st of October. You can find out more about the SEE project Here.