The traditional forest education facility of Krásne Sady aims to raise awareness and connection with the natural environment in Slovakia through experiential learning.
The project created a forest education facility in Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains to give children and members of the general public the opportunity to gain deeper knowledge about the forest, nature, flora and fauna through hands-on experience as a part of the teaching process. Activities offered by the forest education facility included forest walks led by experienced forest educators, natural science competitions, educational seminars, club activities, waste collection and cleaning up the forest environment, cooking courses and other activities. It emphasised the development of craft, creative and technical skills and working with natural materials as well as gardens for children to learn how to grow their own vegetables, herbs and fruits. Members of the general public were also the focus of engagement activities, including workshops drawing on seniors’ traditional knowledge to foster transfer of cultural heritage through recipes using local fruits and vegetables.