The project ´Nature Detective´ comes to its end, the last transnational meeting took place in the nice Italian village of Sarzana. The Italian hosts welcomed us wonderfully and they made us feel at home.
During the working meetings, we began to write the final reports that we should present to the different national agencies. These were very affectionate moments since we started remembering all the activities we had done, all the knowledge we had learnt and the anecdotes we had been through.
Although the official project has finished, the foundations have been laid for the protection of the environment in the different schools that have taken part, as well as to improve the friendship among the centres involved in the project.
We do not say ´good-bye´, but ´see you´, since we have received great news: we have been selected for a new project. We wish our partners to learn as much as we have.
Next May 14, we are going to travel to the nice city of Sarzana, next to Pisa in north-west Italy.
We will continue our investigation about invasive species in Italy and prepare our conclusion about the project since it is our last mobility. All the partners are looking forward to seeing their friends and colleagues and do a lot of interesting activities.
We are sure it will be an unforgettable experience
We will see you in Sarzana.
In this mobility the Nature Detectives stayed in the high school called Széchenyi István Szakközépiskola és Gimnázium which was in Százhalombatta, an hungarian town near Budapest. It has been such a great experience not only for the students but also for the teachers.
We’ve visited different places in Budapest like the Parlament where we could learn lots of things thanks to the tourist guide who explained to us the history of this amazing and beautiful building. Also we enjoyed the stunning views of the city’s landmarks when we walked around the Citadella and the Fisherman Bastion.
It is worth mentioning that we had the chance to visit the Mol Danube Refinery where we could understand the process to obtain petroleum, diesel or clean water.
Thanks to all the activities that we have done and the places that we have visited we have realised how they take care of the environment not only trying to protect it but also making the most of the nature using lots of natural sources such as solar panels.
We all will remember this amazing country, its traditional cuisine like Goulash soup, the hospitality of its inhabitants, its culture and its care into the environment.
It has been shown that it has been an unforgettable experience which has been possible due to the great host-families, the involved teachers and the hard work that all people have done but specially the Hungarian team reason why we are so thankful with them.
Next March 19, our nature detectives are going to travel to the lovely Hungarian city of Százhalombatta in the north of the country. The name of this town in Hungarian literally means “One hundred tumuli” referring to the tumulus field at the edge of the town.
Although we do not know when this city was founded exactly, groups of people had already settled in this area four thousand years ago in the Neolithic Age. This mobility will be a really back in time trip to discover the legacy and history of maybe the first European people.
We are sure all our students and teachers will enjoy and learn a lot about invasive species and the history of Europe.
This time our Nature Detectives team destination was Scoala Gimnaziala ,,Samson Bodnarescu’’ – a lovely modern school located in a village of Galanesti, Suceava county, region Bukovina in Romania.
One may say-we reached the edges of European Union, as Galanesti is located in the north-eastern part of the country, very close to Ukrainian border as well. For some of us, I am sure, an absolutely unique and unforgettable experience. The country of gorgeous views, natural beautiful landscapes, amazing regions ( Maramures and Bukovina), world heritage sites (Sucevica and Voronet Monasteries) rich culture, talented people and great hospitality. The place still not spoiled by mass culture, with the people taking care of their traditions, culture and living their lives.
We all are very thankful for everything you – our Romanian partners- shared with us, showed us, let us experience and feel.
Special thanks to all project hard-working, enthusiastic teachers , great host families and helpful, open-minded local authorities.
Next October 9, our Erasmus partners will take part in the fourth mobility of the European project “Nature Detectives“.
In this occasion, the meeting will be in the nice city of Gălăneşti, located in the northern Rumanian region of Suceava, an area of big environmental and cultural interest.
Our hosts have already prepared a lot of fantastic activities, so this mobility will be an unrepeatable experience.
We hope that all the pupils and teachers who take part in the mobility will learn a lot about invasive species in Romania and they will also have a good time.
It was a fantastic mobility. All the students learnt a lot and had a very good time.
Greek hospitality was incredible and all activities were amazing.
If you want see photos and read more about it, you can do it in this link
Next stop: SLOVAKIA
It has been a long time since our partners in the Nature Dectectives Erasmus + project visited us. However, we would like to tell you briefly how wonderful that week was (02/29-03/04).