|Project title||When Nature calls!|
|Thematic area||Environment and sustainable development|
|Name of the organization||Bükk900 "Friends of Nature" Hikers Association|
|Postal address||3525 Miskolc, Estike út 19. (3424 Kács, Dózsa Gy. u. 8.)|
|Project manager||Hatvani Viktor|
|Project timeframe||March 1st, 2015 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||14,983 €|
The project aimed at environmental awareness raising among city pupils of Miskolc who are less aware of the natural values of their own living environment (and as such, of the Bükk mountains), and for whose lifestyles outdoor activities play less and less important role. In cooperation with 4 schools nearly 100 students, at the age of 10-16, have been made to step out of their comfort zone, partly involving their families too. Through various in- and outdoor activities their knowledge and skills were developed in relation to local values and hiking, while their community building and environmental education were supported by three family hiking days, a camp for peer helpers, and the creation of the “Sowers of Bükk” study path in which, following their preliminary training, students were actively involved as well. In addition, the study path has got extended with interactive functions by the means of an application written both for iOs and Android platforms. As such, the partly virtual study path makes the environmental education and ecotourism options and infrastructure of the area more colourful and enjoyable on the long run.