Environmentally Responsible Action group 

ERA

10 years!

 

Environmental Education


Over the course of each year, ERA hosts a variety of Environmental Education and Awareness activities and campaigns. These programs include both formal segments, implemented through local schools, and informal segments that focus on ‘experiental’ learning.  There are very few opportunities for youth and local citizens to learn about good environmental practices and sustainable development. Resources in this region are scarce and there still remains no component of environmental education included in the school systems or provided formally within communities.

ERA’s environmental education programs are designed either as day-activities at the Environmental Education Center, or excursions and oversnight trips with local youth (ages 8-17) to destinations in Rugova such as the Waterfall Trail, Hajla, and various peak locations. Educational themes include topics like “Signs of Wildlife”, “Leave No Trace (LNT)”, “Forest Preservation/illegal logging”, or sustainable development. In addition to cooperating with local schools and the municipality, ERA also works with other local and international organizations on many occasions – for example, partnering with UNDP Hot Spots in 2008 to host a series of environmental education programs for multiethnic youth.

 

Here is sample of the popular activities that we offer at the mill: 1. Felting-It is a procedure in which participants have to learn the process of how to make different items using only colored wool, and to get the
feeling of how our ancestors have made our traditional clothes. During the process of felting participants get the feeling of how our participants used
to make the traditional clothes. 2. Coloring- Participants have to color different illustrations which present different environmental and traditional elements such as: cycling, animals
footprints, traditional food, sustainability, etc. 3. Planting flowers- Participants have outdoor activities and get
information of how important the plants are to humans. They also help on
rising the green spaces of our city. 4. Create your own animal- During this activity the participants create
their own animals from materials called pom-poms, the importance of this activity is that the participants can learn more about the wild life and
animals. The feeling that they get from this activity is that of the creator, and the protector of their own creation. 5. Into the Jungle- Near our center we have a garden, which looks like a
small jungle and in our small jungle many small creatures live, this
creatures are the insects that you cannot find everywhere. And our participants are the ones that have to study and look to these insects. What our participants learn from this activity is that they have to
appreciate every living creature even if its small. And these small creatures called insects usually live under garbages so they also had to
collect all the garbages that have been thrown by them. 6. Other activities: Outdoor games, team building activities, showing movies for the kids, treasure hunting , etc.

Here is sample of the popular activities that we offer at the Environmental Education Center

1. Felting- It is a procedure in which participants have to learn the process of how to make different items using only colored wool, and to get the feeling of how our ancestors have made our traditional clothes. During the process of felting participants get the feeling of how our participants used to make the traditional clothes.

2. Coloring- Participants have to color different illustrations which present different environmental and traditional elements such as: cycling, animals footprints, traditional food, sustainability, etc.

3. Planting flowers- Participants have outdoor activities and get information of how important the plants are to humans. They also help on rising the green spaces of our city.

4. Create your own animal- During this activity the participants create their own animals from materials called pom-poms, the importance of this activity is that the participants can learn more about the wild life and animals. The feeling that they get from this activity is that of the creator, and the protector of their own creation.

5. Into the Jungle- Near our center we have a garden, which looks like a small jungle. Participants study and look to insects in the garden. They learn to appreciate all living creatures and learn about the invertebrates. 

6. Testing the water qulity- Come to test the water quality! Calculate the flow, analyze pH, nitrates, etc..  


7. Other activities- Outdoor games, team building activities, movie screenings, treasure hunting , etc.

 


ERA group in facebook            

Green Team 2013

Application

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Application Package for ERA's small grants scheme

Guidelines (Albanian)
Forms (Albanian)

Deadline 6 April 2012

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Call for Capacity Building Program within Rural Initiatives Granting Scheme

26-28 January 2012
Hotel Dukagjini, Peja

Downloads:

INFO PACKET (Albanian)

APKLIKIMI (Albanian)

Deadline Friday 20 January 2012 

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Call for Training Course

EKOsovo - 28-30 October 2011
Hotel Magra, Boge, Rugova

Downloads:

Invitation (Albanian)

Application (Albanian) 

Deadline Wed. 26 October 2011

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Call for Youth Exchange

EKOsovo - 8-15 August 2011

Cross-border Kosovo/Montenegro

Download Application here

Deadline Thursday 4 August 2011

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Call for Green Team
group of young volunteers

Download Call and Application
(in Albanian)

Application Deadline

29 May 2011

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DesignIt! Logo Competition
Sustainable Mountains Education Center 

Download Call in
English and Albanian

Logo Submission Deadline:

29 April 2011

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Call for Short-Term Experts

Download Terms of References for:

Interior/Exterior Design Expert

Energy Efficiency Expert

Deadline to make offers:

Monday 4 April 2011

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Part-time Job Opportunity in ERA as part of the EU-funded project "EKOsovo - Development through Biodiversity"

Download PDF for details on job description and how to apply

Application Deadline 11 March 2011

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ERA office (Korza @ King's) temporarily closed, as we move to our new space.

Details coming soon!!!

Stay updated about ERA on Facebook

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We are pleased to announce the official launch of a new ERA project to establish a
Sustainable Mountains
Education Center
in Peja!

Our project is funded through a Sida-SNV forestry project.

Details coming soon!!!!

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Glocal Europe Kosova

Congratulations to Fiona Beqiri both the Kosova campaign photo contest winner, and international photo contest campaign winner!