During the project, an interactive catalog “The Power of Medicinal Plants” was created. Can be used in education to teach healthy lifestyle topics, intended for schoolchildren 7-15 years old. The catalog contains a selection of healing herbs that strengthen the body, which are easy to find and recognize in Europe.
Instructions for sewing tea bags for schoolchildren 9-14 years old. During the project, our students learned to make linen bags for storing dried herbs. Such bags can be used in every house to store spices in the same way. Flax was not chosen by chance: the traditions of growing and processing flax in Europe date back several thousand years and are associated with naturalness and high quality.
The students created a pocket booklet of protected plants: do you know them? Students collected information about protected plants, discussed the reasons for their decline in class. Then, a common pocket booklet was developed.
The material for the manufacture of the calendar was used from summer work. The students and their parents photographed beautiful, interesting and unique trees. Then a competition was held in each school and 4 pictures were selected from each school and placed on the calendar for 2023. The calendar is useful for everyone: students, teachers, parents, etc. It was printed out and distributed to participants involved in the project, including municipal officials, naturalists whom participants met, park visitor center staff, and other schools.
The methodological material was prepared according to the Erasmus+ project “For the Love of Nature: Explore and Discover Europe through Nature” carried out by three countries: Lithuania, Estonia and Italy. It contains descriptions of research, descriptions of lessons and activities implemented by teams of schools participating in the project. This methodological material is useful for teachers who want to raise awareness and understanding of natural processes and promoting natural sciences. Also, Empowering Students to Search for the Solutions to Improve the Quality of Nature by Learning Together Through Active and Effective Methods. The students will reach this goal by making observations and researches on different kinds of pollution of the places they live in, analyze and discuss the results, and brainstorm the ways to improve the situation. The purpose of this publication is to support all project participants to acquire and develop new skills/competencies.
The students completed the summer task: find and dry a plant, get information about it. Collected collection of plants – herbarium.
The students discussed about nature resources, especially trees, which are used for paper with biologist Lina Pivoriene. Thay made a postcard from “living paper” (paper with flower seeds). The instructions on how to do it are simple. It is interesting, that the postcard can be given as a gift or planted in the ground, then flowers will grow.
The research on soil, water and personal and air pollution was carried out. The students analyzed the received data and compared them with each other. These classes allowed students to understand better the whole world around them and connect theoretical facts with what exists in reality. Thus, the level of natural science knowledge of students has increased. They know about environmental pollution, they understand that we are part of nature. By completing this task, students learned to evaluate critically the situation, develop aesthetic awareness, respect for the environment, and take responsibility for protecting the environment.
Vocabulary of basic words and expressions was created, translated and designed in five languages: Lithuanian, Russian, Italian, Estonian and English as the language of international communication by all the partners. Student teams from all the participating countries contributed to the development of the dictionary: pupils selected, systemized, valued all the material, suggested the text layout and colours.