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Teachers have a fundament role in transferring new knowledge, sensibilizing and involving the new generations in environmental education both inside and outside school walls.

Teachers who show their face: here are some of the teachers who collaborate with the project – their stories, their experiences, their projects and teaching experiences.

Anne von Hatten

Anne von Hatten

Teacher of EDD académique, Alpes Maritimes, France

Anne von Hatten

Job Title

Teacher of EDD académique, Alpes Maritimes, France

Biography

This training (7-8 October 2021, PNM) enabled me to develop a project with my two classes of 3rd grade.
I included it in the framework of our study of low density areas in France in geography and around debates and conflicts of use in EMC. The pupils took part in a role-playing game based on the one presented during the course.
Throughout the year, the pupils also worked on current affairs (indeed, many articles were published in Var Matin on this subject).
I did not have the opportunity to organise an outing on this theme because I had already planned outings as part of other ESD projects.
Many of them (18 students out of 55) chose to take this topic on the wolf to present it as an oral exam for the brevet: this shows how much they liked it and how much they could learn from it.
We hope that other teachers have been able to tackle this fascinating and socially sensitive issue with their students.

Ileana Ponzo

Ileana Ponzo

Istituto Comprensivo di Robilante "Edoardo Vercelletti"

Ileana Ponzo

Job Title

Istituto Comprensivo di Robilante "Edoardo Vercelletti"

Biography

I already had the opportunity to collaborate with the first LIFE WOLFALPS project (2013-2018) to participate in the Summer school in Trento in 2014. In September 2020 I gladly repeated the experience, which gave me excellent insights and new stimuli and insights to work with my classes. I would like to thank the experts who followed us with great professionalism and gave us the opportunity to compare different points of view, bringing together pupils and teachers with breeders, hunters, biologists, park rangers and veterinarians to give a complete view of the wolf issue. It is a good way to stimulate the critical spirit and the formation of independent and informed opinions in children… and adults! The knowledge gained and the materials shared by the project will come in handy in the years to come.

Gisella Racca

Gisella Racca

Istituto Comprensivo di Robilante "Edoardo Vercelletti", Italy

Gisella Racca

Job Title

Istituto Comprensivo di Robilante "Edoardo Vercelletti", Italy

Biography

My, or I should rather say our experience as a school has certainly been very interesting and stimulating: starting with the summer training for teachers and ending with the project for local schools, EUlulati sulle Alpi, organized in the school year 2020-2021 by the Aree Protette delle Alpi Marittime and carried out in the Vernante school (CN).
The children, who were already very curious and motivated even before starting the activities, were able to learn a lot not only about the wolf as an animal in itself, but also about its social nature, with precise roles within its pack. But that’s not all, they also had the opportunity to understand how fundamental the species is for our forest ecosystem and to go beyond the common thought that for many it is still seen only as an element of danger and annoyance.
The direct confrontation with the shepherd and the hunter was also very useful, from whom they received a lot of input and subsequently a lot of ideas to go beyond the prejudices. From this experience many pupils left impressed and fascinated not only by the animal, but also by the professional role of the park ranger.

Eva G., Austria

Eva G., Austria

Forest educator

Eva G., Austria

Job Title

Forest educator

Biography

As a forest educator, I always convey the bigger picture of a healthy ecosystem. Thanks to the 2-day seminar, I can now also better understand the role of wolves and advocate for a peaceful coexistence.

Franz F., Austria

Franz F., Austria

Secondary school teacher

Franz F., Austria

Job Title

Secondary school teacher

Biography

The training offered a wealth of interesting facts and news about the wolf, which can be used perfectly in biology lessons. With the child-friendly teaching materials, the wolf can be brought directly into the classroom.

Rosana M.-I., Austria

Rosana M.-I., Austria

Secondary school teacher

Rosana M.-I., Austria

Job Title

Secondary school teacher

Biography

It was very interesting to see everything from a different perspective. The speaker addressed the questions very aptly. I congratulate you on the good idea to make the seminar digital: for the sake of the environment! Again and again!

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