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There are still a few places available to participate to the forth Workshop « Mountain Environmental Education in the Alpine Protected Areas » on the 18th and 19th October, in the French National Park of Mercantour, at the Refuge-hôtel de Bayasse.

Please find the registration form online, the programme description and practical information on the following link.

Registrations are opened until the 15th of September!

(If you are interested but not able to register before this deadline, please contact info@alparc.org)

Rund 30 Naturzentren informieren die Schweizer Bevölkerung über Natur und Umwelt. Doch im Zeitalter der Informationstechnologie stehen die Naturzentren neuen Herausforderungen gegenüber. Welches sind die Erfolgsfaktoren der Umweltbildungsarbeit auf dem Weg zu den Naturzentren 2050?

Près de 30 centres nature informent la population suisse sur la nature et l’environnement. A l’heure des nouvelles technologies de l’information, les centres nature font face à de nouveaux défis. Cette Journée de réflexion abordera les facteurs de réussite de l’éducation à l’environnement dans les centres nature.

Die Tagung «Naturzentren 2050: Mit innovativen Ideen in die Zukunft» informiert am 16. September 2016 über aktuelle Trends und Standards in der Bildungsarbeit von Naturzentren und diskutiert mögliche Synergien in der Zusammenarbeit mit Schulen, der Museologie und der praktischen Naturschutzarbeit.
Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an Fachleute und interessierte Personen im Bereich Umweltbildung (Naturzentren, Regionale Naturpärke, NGO’s, Schulen, Verwaltung etc.). Sie wird vom Pro Natura Zentrum Aletsch im Rahmen des 40-jährigen Jubiläumsorganisiert. Tagungssprachen sind Französisch und Deutsch; es findet keine Simultanübersetzung statt.

La Journée de réflexion « Centres nature 2050 : des idées innovantes pour le futur » présentera le 16 septembre 2016 les tendances et les standards actuels dans le travail d’éducation dans les centres nature et permettra d’aborder le sujet des synergies possibles dans la collaboration avec les écoles, les musées et le travail de protection de la nature sur le terrain.
Cette manifestation s’adresse aux professionnels et aux personnes actives dans le domaine de l’éducation à l’environnement (centres nature, parcs naturels régionaux, ONG, écoles, administrations etc.). Elle est organisée par le Centre Pro Natura d’Aletsch dans le cadre de son jubilé des 40 ans. Les langues de cette Journée de réflexion sont le français et l’allemand ; aucune traduction simultanée n’est prévue.

 

Anmeldung/ Inscription: http://www.pronatura-aletsch.ch/umweltbildungs-tagung

Monday, 08 August 2016 16:03

Youth at the Top 2016, a great success

We are very happy of the great success of Youth at the Top!

Bravo to all our young participants (more than 500!) and to the ca.150 accompanying adults, who took part in the 41 events which finally took place. The bad weather was not an obstacle to their enthousiasm and they managed to reach the top!

53 events were initially scheduled, but the weather forced some of our partners to report the event and unfortunately few decided to cancel it.

We are all very satisfied and we thank each young participant and all Youth at the Top partners for their cooperation and energy.

To have a look at the Youth at the top 2016 events follow us on the Facebook page devoted to this project.
On our official web site, on each event's page, you will find the best pictures and  videos.

Have a look also at our Youtube channel.

We can't wait now for the best-of video, coming soon in October!

 

Saturday, 21 May 2016 12:12

Interpret Europe Conference 2016

Do you work at a natural or cultural heritage site, at a museum, zoo, or botanical garden? Do you like to encourage people to search for a deeper meaning behind heritage, inspiring them to take ownership as citizens? If so, then our conference ‘Heritage interpretation – for the future of Europe’ is a good place to go.

Heritage interpretation is a well-tested way of connecting people and places. At the conference of Interpret Europe, organised by Herita, we want to stimulate thinking on how heritage interpretation can help to experience and take action on important European subjects such as sustainability, lifelong learning, human rights, active citizenship and peace.

Information & Registration : http://www.interpreteuropeconference.net/

In the frame of the project « Youth Alpine Dialogue » 2014-2015 led by CIPRA International and in which ALPARC was a partner, the work of the youth groups from different alpine countries led to a film about Mobility in the Alps compiling various interviews: https://youtu.be/q8tGjNi4w7A, a collection of some sustainable good practices identified by youth in the alpine space: Alps: new opportunities for you(th), a handbook providing some ideas and technical tools for youth participation, and the platform YAPP !

The online YAPP platform provides young people with information on organisations and initiatives in favour of youth participation and sustainable development in the Alps. The interested organisations are invited to display their information and offers on the free platform.
 
Read more about the platform in French, German, Italian or Slovene at: http://www.cipra.org/fr/communiques/une-plate-forme-en-ligne-renforce-la-participation-des-jeunes-dans-les-alpes
(you can change the language). 

Visit www.yapp-network.org

Source CIPRA : http://www.cipra.org/en/cipra/international/projects/current/youth-alpine-dialogue?set_language=en
More about the whole “Youth Alpine Dialogue” project: http://www.cipra.org/fr/cipra/international/projets/en-cours/youth-alpine-dialogue-yad

 

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The first edition of the international “Youth at the Top” project was a big hit!

With a little help from the sunny weather in the whole Alpine Arc, groups of young people have participated with great enthusiasm in the first edition of this innovative project: sharing a physical, human, cultural and artistic experience in the mountains at the same time.
The 16th and the 17th of July 2015, a total of 27 events took place simultaneously in 5 alpine countries: France, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, and Germany. More than 370 young people aged between 7 and 28 and 105 adults (guides, rangers, families, educators, artists, artisans...) participated across the whole Alpin arc. The first edition of “Youth at the top” was organized by ALPARC and Educ’Alpes with the financial support of the German Ministry for the Environment.


The participants had the chance to experience an overnight stay in a refuge or in a camp and to discover, through different artistic educational actions, the importance and the value of the alpine mountain territories.  The activities organized within each event differed from one place to another: rock painting, land art, creative writing, wooden sculptures, light painting, tales, team games, star observation, walking to a summit, meetings with local peoples and many more…


A young participant from MJC Briançon in the PN Ecrins (France) declares:  “I really liked spending two days with friends, sleeping outdoors, and going to the mountains during the summer holidays!  We saw a refuge in a 8000-year-old cave, and I really liked the tale”.

I did not think I would make it… It has been a long time since I last went to the mountains” Lucie, RN Passy


Whereas each event consisted of different activities, all of them shared the same aim: to bring youth from 5 alpine countries to the mountains simultaneously, in different Alpine Protected Areas and natural sites. The idea was to go beyond administrative and language barriers by considering the Alps as one region.
Furthermore, as most of the young participants are living in the region close to a protected area, the initiative gave them the chance to discover new areas that they may never have seen before. On the other hand, the local professionals (refuges, transport, et cetera) also benefited from taking part in the event.


Discover what went on in each of the 27 events that were part of the project and have a look at the pictures from each area at:

http://youth-at-the-top.org/en/contributions

or visit the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/YATevent

After this success story, the organizers are already planning the next edition of “Youth at the Top”. A retrospective video dedicated to the 2015 edition will be published soon!


Let's meet in 2016!

 

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Thursday, 16 July 2015 02:00

Youth at the Top – Event

On July 16th, the “Youth at the Top” event will finally take place! The project is led by ALPARC in partnership with Educ’Alpes and with the financial support of the German Ministry of the Environment (BMU).

You will find enclosed the list of the 33 participants in the “Youth at the Top” project.

Here, you can find further information about the event.

 

Website: http://youth-at-the-top.org/en/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YATevent

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The 3rd “Mountain Environment Education in the Alpine Protected Areas” international Workshop was held from 21st to 23rd October 2014, jointly organised by ALPARC and REEMA (the French Network of Alpine Mountain Education) with the Berchtesgaden (D) National Park. Andrea Heiss and her team from the Environment Education department welcomed delegates in their education centre and in the new “Haus der Berge” information centre.


The working group assembled around 20 people responsible for environment education from various Alpine protected areas, coming from Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Switzerland. The delegates, many of whom have known each other for a long time in this group, were happy to meet again to exchange on their practices and experiences, and to work towards the development of common actions and projects between the protected areas. Among the latter :  the creation of a common field teaching tool  , the development of a collective protected areas event to bring young people to the mountains as well as other projects for the coming years. 


Days of work and discovery, in particular a guided tour of the new “Haus der Berge” information centre (the “Mountain House”, inaugurated in 2013) and of the park education centre: a welcoming, ecological space (a passive building), adapted to take groups and classes and for the organisation of teaching activities aimed especially at younger children and based on the notion of discovery and learning through experience. Moreover, the delegates were able to try out some workshops usually reserved for children! The activities offered in the education centre are more than complemented by outdoor activities.


Throughout the workshop, the importance and necessity of strengthening the links between young people and the mountains, as well as the key role played by the protected areas in making young people aware of the need to protect nature, were indeed highlighted.  
One session of the Workshop was dedicated to sharing experiences concerning the activities aimed at the young people and children living in the Alps, either in the parks or in areas bordering on them, and who, paradoxically, often do not really know the mountains and “their” park. 


Finally, it was also the opportunity to present the joint online working space “ALPARC extranet”, which, by the end of the year, will offer a platform given over entirely to the work of the Education group. This online tool, created to promote remote working on common projects and the exchange of ideas, resources and good practices, will later be also made available to groups working on other themes within ALPARC.

 

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In 2009 large parts of the Dolomites across 5 Provinces were recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Among the World Heritage objectives are sensitization and awareness building. With this in mind, the Nature Parks Office of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano has completed a new 250 m² permanent exhibition in the Nature Park House in Toblach.
The exhibition was created by the State Office for Nature Parks together with the State Office for Hochbau Ost. The exhibition concept was drawn up by a working group consisting of architect and project manager Bruno Rubner from Bruneck, geologist Emiliano Oddone from the firm Dolomiti Project from Feltre and members of staff from the Nature Parks Office, among whom Maria Margareth Pallhuber and Artur Kammerer.

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Opening Times:
From 2nd May to 31st October 2014 and from 30th December 2014 to 28th March 2015, Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm to 6 pm.
In July and August also open all day Sundays and Thursdays from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Admission free

Address:
Naturparkhaus Drei Zinnen,
Kulturzentrum Grand Hotel Toblach
Dolomitenstr. 1 39034 Toblach
Tel. 0474 973017  Fax 0474 973974
E-Mail: info.dz@provinz.bz.it

 

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The second Alparc workshop on the topic "Mountain Environmental Education: how to reinforce the relation between young people and Alpine mountain?" took place from 17th to19th October 2012 in Mallnitz, in the Hohe Tauern National Park .
It was co-organised with the Hohe Tauern National Park - Carinthia and with the REEMA (Alpine Network for Mountain Environmental Education). The participants of this ALPARC working group are mainly staff in charge of environmental education in the Alpine protected areas.

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