Ending up the active tourism season this summer, on 26-28 September our Kurzeme region nature guides came together once again, this time for already the fifth training session, to continue learning and acquiring nature interpretation skills.

The training took place in Roja and the key topic of this session was nature interpretation to children and youth. Over the first two days the guides acquired various interactive learning methods for children and youth, shared best practice in organising games on nature, culture and history topics and were actively working in preparing the practical lessons for children in the nature by planning the lesson topics, activities, lesson schedule, dividing tasks in groups. On the third day the guides visited Roja Secondary School and organised practical lessons in Roja surroundings for three learner groups – 1., 2. and 6.grade schoolchildren. Children learned of plants and trees, human perception, senses, as well as learned of the senses used by blind people, by walking a small stretch blindfolded, gave an insight about the Braille script, made nice and funny figures of various nature materials, participated at a photo orientation game and many, many more activities.

The training is organised by the Kurzeme Planning Region in cooperation with the Nature Guides’ Association of Latvia as part of the UniGreen project No. LLI-010 under the Interreg Latvia-Lithuania Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2014-2020. The training runs from October 2017 till November 2018 and it provides for 6 training sessions (each 3 days long) in Kurzeme overall and a practical training visit to Lithuania (2 days). The next training session will take place in November in Ventspils County and it will focus on promoting of nature events and organisation of nature interpretation exhibitions.


Information prepared by:
Alise Lūse
UniGreen Project Manager
Kurzeme Planning Region
Tel.: + 371 26567874,
E-mail: alise.luse@kurzemesregions.lv