Workshop for teaching employees of profile out-of-school institutions of the Kharkiv region took place in Feldman Ecopark. It was devoted to summer holiday and recreation of children.
The event brought together more than 50 participants – teachers, event managers, heads of groups, methodologists from all Kharkiv region. “It is our annual seminar consisting of two blocks: theoretical – teachers share experience, discuss the ways of interesting and innovative organization of summer holidays for children, and a practical one, which traditionally takes place on the basis of Feldman Ecopark. Here we have an opportunity to visit lessons and master classes of the Children’s Ecology and Nature Study Academy – Tatiana Kurukina, the methodologist of Information Guidance Department of the Kharkiv Regional House of Children and Youth Activities told. – Here you are able personally to observe how children interact with the nature and animals, to see how interesting it is and to translate elements of ecological education into practice. It is impossible to imagine a better experience, than to plunge into this surprising Ecopark’s environment, to talk to professionals working here.”
In the Social and Humanitarian Multi-Complex guests were able to visit a rehearsal in the Theatre of Children and Animals, lessons in the Young Cynologist Club. They visited Horse Complex where they met four-legged animals and saw small circus performance. The entomology lesson for the least pupils of Children’s Ecology and Nature Study Academy was of great interest to workshop participants.
“It is amazing! Our previous education consists of pictures, and here children see how chrysalis turns into a butterfly before their eyes and this magic occurs right now, in real life! They will remember it for life and I’m sure, they will treat all living with love and respect — Tatiana Kurukina shared impressions. — It is very important, most of present children lives in big cities, they lack real communication with the nature.”
It should be reminded that the Children’s Ecology and Nature Study Academy of Feldman Ecopark is one of Ukraine’s largest non-governmental out-of-school educational institutions. More than 1,000 children of different age study in it. In summer, during the period of operation of the children’s health improving and educational camp in the Feldman Ecopark’s Social and Humanitarian Complex, more than 1,000 children attend the Nature Study Academy. There are more than a dozen of different departments and clubs in it. Lessons here not only broaden children’s mind, but also give the pleasure of communication with animals. The most popular directions of Children’s Academy are Young Naturalists-Biologists Club, Theatre of Children and Animals, EcoSmarty Children Development School, Forest School, Young Cynologist Club, Master City creative studio and Horse Complex.