Educational, social and forest-related Objectives

Educational objectives and added values for education:

Forest Pedagogy communicates values like

  • respect for nature
  • consideration to fellow-being and life-being
  • responsibility
  • tolerance
  • solidarity between generations
  • global and long-term thinking and acting

- improves:

  • creativity and imagination
  • cooperative - and action - competences
  • interdisciplinary thinking
  • curiosity and concentration
  • social behaviour

- offers:

  • free space for self-discovering-learning
  • nature-near living spaces, natural habitats, rich biodiversity

Social and economical objectives, objectives for sustainable forestry:

Forest Pedagogy raises awareness

  • for the benefits of sustainable forestry
  • for the value of non-wood forest products and services (benefits for society- mental, practical, emotional)
  • for the places of employment in the forest sector and the forest-based industry
  • provides added values to rural development (F.E. employment, tourism, income etc.)
  • fosters interactions and exchanges between rural and urban areas/people
  • improves relationships with environment at local level
  • promotes the continuing use of  wood as renewable material (to gain social acceptance for timber harvesting and forest management)

Environmental objectives, forest-related objectives:

  • develops awareness, sense of responsibility and interaction for the role of forests and forestry (risks and potentials) ahead climate change
  • fosters interests and cooperations to make forests, their products and their management fit for other challenges and risks ahead (as: water resources, energy, biodiversity, protection of soil)
  • improves understanding of forest management and forests multifunctional benefits