Training of new Ambassadors at Saint Sauveur sur Tinée, France
The Mercantour national Park, in partnership with the French Ministry of Education, organized on June 1st and 2nd a second training course for teachers, our future LWA EU ambassadors.
The training incuded presentations by PNM staff and those given by education instructors specializing in sustainable development issues, and a field visit where participants were able to see a wolf’s scat! Topics covered included biology, wolf management in relation to pastoral activities in France and Europe through the LWA EU program, and regulations governing protected areas and species. At the same time, the presentation of teaching tools and practical examples enabled teachers to take away a wealth of tools and inspiration for developing educational projects with their students on the subject of human-wolf cohabitation and all its challenges.
The exchanges were particularly rich in terms of the diversity of subjects taught and the different approaches taken. The teachers left enthusiastic and delighted. In a few months’ time, we’ll be following them up to see what they’ve been able to put into practice.