You are here:Resources»Photo Gallery»ALPARC Events Gallery»Displaying items by tag: Education
The YOUrALPS project has been recently approved in the frame of the 2nd call of the INTERREG Alpine Space Programme (2014- 2020). 

The main aim of the project is to raise youth awareness on the entire Alpine natural and cultural heritage, by supporting youth environmental educational process via interconnected formal and non-formal education considering the Alps as natural, cultural, living and work space beyond borders.

The Lead Partner (LP), ALPARC - the Alpine Network of Protected Areas, launches a tender for management support for all tasks of financial management and smooth support for project administrative co-ordination.Participation is open to all legal persons who are established in a Member State of the European Union or in a country or territory of the regions covered and/or authorized by the specific instruments applicable to the programme under which the contract is financed.

Find the procurements, the terms of reference and all other relevant documents below

Deadline for tender submissions is the 15th of January 2017.

 

 

Monday, 28 November 2016 10:51

The Alps in my Backpack

Logo estampille Backpack low   

Welcome to the page dedicated to a joint Alpine pedagogical tool developed by rangers, educators and staff in charge of education in Alpine protected areas:

The Alps in my Backpack!

A picnic tablecloth, a nap blanket, a parasol or umbrella, a folding-screen?

The tool "The Alps in my backpack " is certainly multifunctional, but it is first and foremost a cross-country teaching support to be taken in the backpack for animations on the field, in connection with the Alps, the mountain heritage and the alpine protected areas!

Measuring 240 x 150 cms and printed on a resistant fabric, it presents the map of the Alps and their main protected areas:

 ALPES SACADOS V05 low

(to view the layout more in details, you can download a PDF version below)

It was created in a collective way by members of the Working Group “Mountain Environmental Education in Alpine Protected Areas”, who wished for a long time to benefit from a common, simple and practical tool, allowing to approach the alpine issues on their global dimension, beyond the usual borders, during their animations.

aperçu du rendu marquage SAC
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

It will be completed step by step by various pedagogical resources and thematic fact sheets, which will be available for free download on this webpage.

The layout is also available for free for the ALPARC members (only) as high definition file ready for print. Beside the fabric versions provided by ALPARC, this allow also the members to print "The Alps in my backpack" on further materials, as large paper posters, wooden boards or large panels for exhibits or visitor centres, etc...

For any question, please contact info [at] alparc.org

Production: ALPARC 2016
Developed in collaboration with members of the Working groups “Mountain Environmental Education in Alpine Protected Areas” of ALPARC and Educ’Alpes
Graphic design & Illustrations: regisferre.com
With the financial support of the German Ministry for the Environment and the Principality of Monaco

Logo BMUB             Logo Monaco

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 15:02

YOUrALPS Kick-off Meeting

YOUrALPS Kick-off Meeting will take place the 18th and 19th January 2017 in Chambéry (France), gathering Partners and Observers.

Published in Events of ALPARC
Tuesday, 11 July 2017 17:52

Youth At the Top 2017!

The event Youth At the Top 2017 will take place on  11th of July 2017 all over the Alps & the Carpathians

For further information visit the project web page at: www.youth-at-the-top.org

Published in Events of ALPARC

Latest news from the initiative Youth at the top: a photographic retrospective 2016, compilation of texts and drawings that young participant(s) have sent to us through postcards, and finally the dates of 2017 and 2018 editions revealed !


Video clips and photos to be discovered

A short video clip expressing the atmosphere of the 2nd Edition of Youth at Top event has been released during the Alpweek and the Alpine Conference in Grassau (Germany), in October. See the video

The video -best of-  invites you to discover all the others videos produced by the young participants or by their guides available on the ALPARC YouTube Channel. Furthermore, you are invited to see the numerous pictures taken by the participants during their experience: funny, touching, happy or contemplative. These pictures will certainly encourage you to take part in the adventure in 2017!

The photo galleries are available at  https://www.facebook.com/YATevent
and in each « event » sheet on the official website http://www.youth-at-the-top.org/en/events .

Compilation of postcards sent by young participants

This year an ALPARC postcard dedicated to the initiative was created and served as a support to the expression of groups of young participants about their experiences: messages in any language, stories, impressions and sketches are compiled in this document online we invite you to read:



2017 and 2018 editions

The dates of the next two editions in 2017 and 2018 has been validated during the workshop of the International Working Group "Education for the mountain environment" in late October.
It is now:

•    11th July 2017
•    12th July 2018

A call for participation for the 2017 edition will be open in February 2017.

The initiative is supported by the German Ministry for the Environment and German Presidency of the Alpine Convention, and is coordinated by ALPARC, in partnership with Educ’Alpes in France.

Alpine convention logo German presidency  Bundesministerium für Umwelt Naturschutz Bau und Reaktorsicherheit Logo.svgGOUV PRINCIER Logo QUADRI

 

LOGO ALPARC high        EDUCALPES LOGO quadri ok

Take about thirty people in charge of mountain environment education in the Alpine protected areas and draw them deep into an Alpine valley for 3 days, at an altitude of 1,800 m, in a refuge with neither Internet connection nor telephone network. Once there, encourage them to exchange and collaborate in a Workshop about their day-to-day work; sprinkle with curiosity, good humour and work in the open. What will result?


An explosive force, made up of creativity, a willingness to share skills and experiences, a desire to establish links, to face up to the challenges and priorities of mountain environment education, to valorise one’s experiences and learn from each other.


Such was the experience shared by about thirty participants from the 6 Alpine countries during the 4th “Mountain Environmental Education in the Alpine Protected Areas” International Workshop, which was held in the Refuge de Bayasse in the Mercantour National Park (France) from 18th to 20th October 2016.


The participants, most of whom are long-term members of the “Mountain Environmental Education” Working Group, had the opportunity for exchanging and sharing , but also for working together on various themes (e.g. “biophilia”, visitor centres, educational messages and the attitudes of young people towards parks…) and on collective projects currently in progress. Notably, one main event was devoted to the “Youth at the Top” initiative which originated from this group: the assessment of the 2016 edition was followed by reflection about improving and perpetuating the operation and preparing the editions to follow. Throughout the meeting the participants helped to finalise the “The Alps in my Backpack” teaching tool (a large format map of the Alps printed on fabric) which will have its first outings in the field in 2017.

 

A Common Quest: How to (re) establish Links between Young People and Nature

One of the guiding principles of some of the informal debates and workshops was the question as to how the link youth-nature can be (re) established .This question was approached from several angles: from the role played by the mountain environment educator and from the message they can carry, to the role of teachers and the structure of school curricula. “This subject has been a topic of discussion in the French education group for several years,” declared Isabelle Roux, the Head of the Educ’Alpes Network.  “For our network, mountain education rests on 3 pillars: encouraging youngsters to enjoy contact with nature, favouring games and free times, and creating experiences from mountain slope”. A vision which ALPARC shares entirely.

 

Nature Interpretation

Thus the workshop was the opportunity for discovering and trying out innovative approaches in non-formal education. This was the case during the field workshop devoted to interpretation and led by Markus Blank of the Gesäuse National Park (Austria), representing  the Interpret Europe association. Heritage interpretation is an approach where the goal is to provide a different way of seeing and a deeper understanding through first-hand experience of sites, objects or events linked to a particular heritage. It is very widespread in the United States and has been growing popular in Europe over the past few years.  


The Results

The results of the meetings: a report, PowerPoints, shared resources, photos, etc. are being made available progressively as they become available on the ALPARC extranet, in the workspace devoted to this working group. www.alparc.org/extranet


A big thank you to those who took part, to all who helped to make the workshops so lively and notably the Mercantour National Park for their enthusiastic hosting!


The Workshop was organised by ALPARC in partnership with Educ’Alpes and the Mercantour National Park and was funded by the Principality of Monaco.

These meetings are held every two years: rendezvous in autumn 2018 in Italy or Slovenia!

Further information: http://www.mercantour.eu/index.php/accueil-eedd/actualites


With the support of the Principality of Monaco:

 GOUV PRINCIER Logo QUADRI

Organisation:

 frise logos workshop pnm

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Enregistrer

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 09:32

Youth at the Top 2016: video clip retrospective

A short video clip expressing the atmosphere of the 2nd Edition of Youth at Top event is released this week during the Alpweek and the Alpine Conference in Grassau (Germany). See the video

The video invites you to discover all the others videos produced by the young participants or by their guides available on the ALPARC YouTube Channel. Furthermore, you are invited to see the numerous pictures taken by the participants during their experience: funny, touching, happy or contemplative. These pictures will certainly encourage you to take part in the adventure in 2017!

The photo galleries are available at https://www.facebook.com/YATevent and in each « event » sheet on the official website .

This summer 40 Youth at the Top events enabled more than 550 young people and about 150 adults to experience a night and to share moments in the mountain along 6 Alpine countries and in 4 Carpathians countries.
Read the complete press release of the 2016 Edition.

The dates for the 2017 and the 2018 edition will be communicated in November.

The initiative is supported by the German Ministry for the Environment and German Presidency of the Alpine Convention, and is coordinated by ALPARC, in partnership with Educ’Alpes in France.


Logo BMUB.PngAlpine convention logo German presidency

 

Logo Alparc EducAlpes


Mardi 27 septembre 2016, Barbara Pompili a signé l’accord-cadre de coopération pour l’éducation à l’environnement et au développement durable entre le Ministère de l’Environnement, de l’Energie et de la Mer, les Réserves naturelles de France et le Ministère de l’Education nationale, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche. Cet accord porte sur une collaboration renforcée entre ces institutions à l’échelle territoriale et nationale.

C’est dans la réserve naturelle nationale de Wavrans-sur-l’Aa, dans les Hauts-de-France, que l’accord-cadre a été signé le  27 septembre 2016 pour une période de trois ans. Cet accord vise à faciliter la mise en œuvre de la loi pour la reconquête de la biodiversité, de la nature et des paysages et de la Stratégie nationale pour la biodiversité, en invitant chacun des signataires à mettre en œuvre ses actions à son échelle.

En savoir plus : http://www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/Signature-d-un-accord-cadre-pour-l.html

Friday, 09 September 2016 16:17

Youth at the Top 2016, a beautiful experience

"Initially I thought it would have been boring... but in the end it was amazing!" Lilou and Kilian, France. Read more in the official press release below.

On 12th and 13th July, for the second edition of the operation, almost 700 participants (more than 500 young people and about 150 adults) from 8 countries of the Alps and the Carpathians together saw what it was like to live as a group and share exciting moments in the mountains: an event that will long remain in their memories. In all, 37 events took place in the Alpine Arc and 4 in the Carpathians.

Visit the project’s official page: www.youth-at-the-top.org

the Facebook page www.facebook.com/YATevent

and our Youtube channel.

The retrospective video of the 2016 edition of Youth at the Top will be available this autumn

Our thanks go to all our partners and to the young participants for making this edition a success!

Logo Alparc EducAlpes BMUB 2016
 

"Youth at the top" is a project coordinated by ALPARC, together with Educ’alpes in France, with the special financial support of the German Ministry for the Environment (BMUB).
This collective project emanates from the “Mountain Environmental Education in the Alpine Protected Areas” working group, whose driving aim is to develop links between young people and mountains.

Enregistrer

Ten young people aged from 12 to 15 recently took part in the “Media Camp” organised by the Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany. 

 

“My objective was to get the youngsters to take more time over taking a photo and so be more aware of how they were doing it. They learned to experiment with the camera settings rather than snap away willy nilly,” explains Mark Walter, the professional photographer who for the second time was in charge of the camp.

 


Can nature and the media really go hand in hand?


“Absolutely”, according to Julia Herzog, in charge of environmental education at the National Park: “Nowadays young people can no longer imagine their lives without modern technology. So for that very reason we want to use this activity as an appetizer to get them to take an enthusiastic interest in the nature around them.”


Thus the camp programme offered notably: a thematic introduction to the aesthetics and composition of the image – A debate on the meaning of the term “Wilderness”- The choice of a personal theme related to the Wilderness – A hike , taking photos and making films on this theme , but also: games, meals and cookery together , a night in a refuge…


Please see the full press release attached (In German)