Nature interpretation

2020wed10jun09:00wed14:30Nature interpretation09:00 - 14:30(GMT+02:00) View in my timeConferenceOnline TrainingEvent is ongoing!


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During our session we will present you the basic principles of nature interpretation. Interpretive guides engage their audience in an interactive analysis and provoke emotions rather than the outdated method of dry, one-sided presentation of factual information. “Through interpretation – understanding, through understanding – involvement, through involvement – protection”  is the main objective of nature interpretation.

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As part of the five-session online training course “Ranger Training on Tourism and Waste Management” Ukrainian Protected Area staff, NGOs, interest groups and other stakeholders from Ukraine attending a minimum four out of five sessions will receive a certificate issued by the Ukrainian State Environmental Academy of post-graduates and management and the European Wilderness Society. Please see under Related Events the other online training courses.



    • 10/06/2020
    • 9:00 Greetings and introduction9:00 - 9:25Welcoming the participantsSpeakers: Iryna Shchoka

    • 9:25 Presentation I: What is nature interpretation?9:25 - 10:00Presentation I: What is nature interpretation?Speakers: Nataliia Gudkova

    • 10:00 Coffee Break10:00 - 10:10Coffee Break

    • 10:10 Presentation II: Instruments of nature interpretation10:10 - 11:00Presentation II: Instruments of nature interpretationSpeakers: Nataliia Gudkova

    • 11:10 Breakout Sessions11:10 - 12:00Breakout Session Assignment of ParticipantsSpeakers: Hanna Öllös

    • 12:00 Lunch Break12:00 - 13:00Lunch Break

    • 13:00 Presentation of results of Breakout Rooms 1-413:00 - 13:35Presentation of results of Breakout Rooms 1-4

    • 13:35 Discussion Round and Wrap-up13:35 - 14:15Discussion RoundSpeakers: Iryna Shchoka

    • 14:15 Next session announcement and satisfaction survey14:15 - 14:30Satisfaction survey

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Speakers for this event

  • Iryna Shchoka

    Iryna Shchoka

    Sustainable Tourism and Youth Education Expert

    I am a creative and experienced project manager, tried and tested economist, dedicated to her job.

    I started my career at the UniCreditBank Ukraine in 2002 as an economist and finished in 2011 as a branch office head.

    In 2006 I coordinated for the Ukrainian NGO FORZA a Cluster analysis of the forest sector of the Carpathian region of Ukraine which also included sustainable tourism and local communities wellbeing issues, supported SMEs in marketing and in state-private partnership activities, implemented climate change mitigation and adaptation measures project.

    Since 2013 I implemented the project “Cross-Road Connections” which aimed to improve of environmental situation of small Ukrainian cities and educated adults and teenagers. From 2012 until the end of 2014 I worked as a project manager and developer at the “Agency of Regional Development and Cross-Border Co-operation “Transcarpathia” of Zakarpattya Oblast Council”.

    At the European Wilderness Society I am focusing my work on Youth Education in the Carpathians as well as assisting in other European projects. I am also the focal point for our Ukrainian European Wilderness Network partners.

    I am fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, English, Hungarian, Slovakian and started to learn the German language.

    Sustainable Tourism and Youth Education Expert

  • Nataliia Gudkova

    Nataliia Gudkova

    Associated Professor, State Ecological Academy of Postgraduate Education and Management

    Associated Professor, State Ecological Academy of Postgraduate Education and Management

Supported by:

European Outdoor Conservation Association

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