In September, the participants and mentors of Slovenian study circles met again after five years. This time, the meeting took place under the auspices of the Climate Goals and Content in Education project. Otherwise, the traditional Caravan of Study Circles took on the name Climate Caravan this time.
This year’s Caravan was, therefore, climate oriented. It was hosted by Ormož AEC, which, with its premises, renovated in line with energy-saving principles, is also a shining example of care for the environment at the institutional level.
The visitors were particularly impressed by the morning visits of representatives of initiatives from the local environment. Among the examples of good sustainable practices, they learned how in Ormož, they adapt water supply (enrichment of groundwater) and vegetables (irrigation) by pumping water from the Drava River. One of the groups also visited the area of the former sugar factory, where the Ormož Lagoon Nature Reserve was established. The latter became an important observation point of the Slovenian Bird Observation and Study Society.
The rich and high-quality programme of the Climate Caravan will undoubtedly resonate in future study circle projects. So let’s hope we don’t have to wait as long for the next one as we did for this year’s Caravan.
Ema Meden (email@example.com), SIAE