14 Engaging photos from 14thForest Pedagogics Congress in Latvia
14thEuropean Forest Pedagogics Congress in Latvia
19. July 2019
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14 Engaging photos from 14thForest Pedagogics Congress in Latvia

Author: Līga Abizāre, Renāte Ribaka, JSC “Latvia’s State Forests


14th European Forest Pedagogics Congress took place in Riga and Tērvete from 1 to 4 July. It was organized by JSC “Latvia’s State Forests” (LVM) in cooperation with international Forest Communicators Network – Subgroup Forest Pedagogics, the National Centre for Education and Riga Technical University (RTU). Designing bridges between forest and schools was the motto for the congress. Here goes a short photo report of 14 bright moments of the 14th Forest Pedagogics congress!

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In total 167 participants from 18 countries joined the congress in Latvia, greeted with the taste of local tree candies.
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Participants met for welcome dinner by the Baltic sea in Latvia’s State forests to celebrate Latvian nature.
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The first task of the participants was to find on the coastline the legendary byproduct of Baltic pines - amber.
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Congress participants got to know Pigman – the symbol of JSC “Latvia’s State Forests” campaign “Don’t litter in the forest!”
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Building bridges between forest and schools was encouraged by healthy discussions in Riga Technical University.
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Theory was brought outdoors during various workshops as outdoors is the best classroom.
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Teachers futher education courses were held also during the congress. More than 50 Latvian teachers joined.
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Woodworking served as one of the tools for an engaging lesson.
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On arrival at LVM nature park in Tērvete everyone got to cross a wooden bridge that serves also a real-life laboratory.
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Market of activities included the possibiliby to build wooden bridges without the use of nails or other tools!
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Latvian foresters presented an interactive forest management planning tool.
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Puzzle pieces were just like ideas: brought together to make up a bigger picture.
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During the closing ceremony everyone got to sing and dance to nature themed Latvian folk songs.
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Looking forward to other bright moments of forest pedagogics and next congress in Luxembourg!