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Type of publication: conference paper
Type of publication (PDB): Tezės kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Theses in other peer-reviewed publications (T1e)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012);Edukologija / Education (S007)
Author(s): Jurkonis, Nerijus
Title: Botanic garden as an environment for informal education: experience of Kaunas Botanical Garden
Is part of: Botanic gardens in society: visions for the future; 6th global botanic gardens congress, 25-30 June 2017, Geneva, Switzerland: abstracts / editors Pierre-André Loizeau, Michelle J. Price, Anouchka Maeder, Paul Smith, Suzanne Sharrock. Geneve: Conservatory and Botanic Garden of the City of Geneva, 2017
Extent: p. 25-25
Date: 2017
Note: Leidinio doi:10.5281/zenodo.1162801
Keywords: Botanical garden;Informal education;Education programs
ISBN: 9782827701360
Abstract: According to Willison (1994), botanic gardens have an obvious and vital role to play in conserving plants, but conservation cannot succeed without education. Kaunas botanical garden (KBG) of Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania has experience in a diverse range of education activities: from traditional guided excursions which present botanical collections, to informal education for preschoolers and schoolchildren. KBG is a partner in the Lithuanian Academy of Science’s project for the ‘Development of a National Science Communication System in Lithuania’. This project provides funding for the NSO laboratory, which began in 2009. The NSO laboratory provides an informal education programme for young explorers who join the project individually or through their school, when carrying out specific experiments as part of the curriculum (Mildažiene and Štuopytė, 2016). At present, KBG offers a curriculum-focused informal education programs for nurseries and secondary schools. Education programs include indoor and outdoor interactive and multiple activities: green classes, summer field expeditions, summer camps, mini research projects, and presentations of experiments during science festivals among other activities. To spread our way of working further, in collaboration with the Lithuanian Centre of Non-formal Youth Education, we also started organising a national level competition ‘Lithuanian Naturalist’for secondary schools
Affiliation(s): Botanikos sodas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:3. Konferencijų medžiaga / Conference materials
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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