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Baltic International Summer School Participants Learn about Latvian Nature Conservation
News created - 10.10.2012

The 14th Baltic International Summer School, hosted by the Vidzeme University, is continuing. During the first week of the programme, the participants went  to North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve and Gauja National Park for field trips, where professionals from Latvian Environmental Protection Administration talked about the importance of communication in sustainable business, tourism and environmental development.
Nature Conservation Bureau public relations specialist Rita Jakovļeva says: “In cooperation with the Vidzeme University faculty, we have developed a task for students from Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Portugal and Greece, where they had to study and describe the environmental awareness campaigns from their countries in a form of an essay.”
The authors of the most original essay received awards from the Nature Protection Agency. For example, one  student’s essay described the communication between the national park supporters and their opponents in SchwarzWald, Germany. In another essay, there was a study of methods to attract the attention of the general public in just one minute by using text in effective ways.
Student Gigi Leung from Hong Kong shares her opinion on the excursions: “I very much enjoyed walking through Gauja National Park. It gave me a chance to get to know the Latvian landscape. These field trips were a great way to be closer to nature, to feel and realise how wonderful it really is.”
Maria Paladi, a student from Greece, shares her thoughts about the trip to North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve: “In Latvia, everything is structured and organized. The waste containers are in the necessary places by the sea and parks and there are also specially designed fireplaces, which reduce contamination of the environment. There aren’t many places like this in Greece. Latvia itself can therefore serve as an example from which we can all learn from.”
Baltic International Summer School takes place from July 29 to August 12. It is organised by the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme and financially supported by Valmiera City.


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