KIK Environmental Awareness Programme

During the 2021/2022 academic year, all classes from Nursery 2 up to Secondary 4 will go on field trips to nature study centres. The field trips are financed with a grant from the Estonian Environmental Investment Centre (KIK) as part of the Environmental Awareness Programme. 

Environmental Awareness field trips

During the 2021/2022 academic year, all classes from Nursery 2 up to Secondary 4 will go on field trips to nature study centres around Estonia to develop the pupils’ awareness and knowledge about environmental topics. The learning outputs of the different field trips are linked to the European Schools curriculum and have been chosen by the biology and class teachers. It is an experiential active learning process guided by specialists on the spot and is held in English.

The field trips are financially supported by a grant of 5500 euros from the Environmental Investment Centre through the Environmental Awareness Programme. 

The first two field trips have taken place in October 2021, and the other ones will happen during Spring 2022. 

Tuesday 5 October 2021

  • Classes: Primary 2 EN A, Primary 2 EN B, Primary 1/2 FR
  • Location: Ubari Loodustarkusekeskus
  • Topics: how to be environmentally friendly and cope with the surroundings while in the wild. 

Thursday 7 October 2021

  • Classes: Secondary 1 A and Secondary 1 B
  • Location: Ubari Loodustarkusekeskus
  • Topics: how to read a map, find orienteering marks and what to do when you get lost in the forest.

About the Environmental Investment Centre

The Environmental Investment Centre (Keskkonnainvesteeringute Keskus) was founded in 2000. For the last twenty years, it has been of the main financers of environmental projects in Estonia. With the support of various sources of financing, the EIC has helped to implement activities within the scope of different ministries in Estonia.

The organisation’s main task is to finance projects that are necessary to meet its objectives:

  • the reduction of environmental nuisances to the maximum extent possible in order to protect the environment, human health, well-being, property and cultural heritage;
  • the promotion of sustainable development in order to secure an environment that meets the health and well-being requirements of the present generation and future generations;
  • the preservation and protection of biodiversity;
  • a healthy environment;
  • the prevention and remedying of environmental damage.

The EIC was established by the Republic of Estonia, and the Ministry of the Environment exercises founder rights.

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