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Webinar series 5/5, Finland 10.4.2024 - Environmental Education and Nature interpretation in the Nordics

10.4.2024 13:00



April 10th 2024, webinar 5/5, Finland

Welcome to the last webinar of the series. In this webinar we will present how environmental education and nature interpretation is implemented in Finland on different educational levels. We will make connections between environmental education, biodiversity education, climate education and nature interpretation, and open up how this all relates to sustainable development.

The webinar will consist of presentations, commentaries and examples from all levels: systematic, program and professional competence building levels. Finally, we will provide a brief summary of the series. The webinar is hosted by SYKLI Environmental College, The Finnish Association of Nature and Environment Schools and Metsähallitus / Parks and Wildlife Finland.


  • Environmental Education in Finland, PhD Essi Aarnio-Linnanvuori, University Lecturer (environmental education and sustainable development), Tampere University
  • Nature Interpretation in Finland -summary Leena Honkasalo, SYKLI Environmental College
  • Commentary speech Laura Kuusinen Hyria
  • 3 perspectives on environmental education/nature interpretation:
    • Training programs and professional development, Anna Haukka, SYKLI Environmental College
    • LYKE network, MAPPA.fi service, Ulos-Ut-Out conference and the role between reserchers and schools, Sanna Saari-Vesterinen , The Finnish Association of Nature and Environment Schools
    • Nature interpretation through projects, Elina Pilke, Metsähallitus/Parks & Wildlife Finland

Short break, Nature well-being drill

  • 3 environmental education/nature interpretation excercises/examples
    • Connecting to nature – systemic thinking, Ulla Myllyniemi, SYKLI Environmental College
    • Nature excursion machine (species observations, environmental change, climate change, biodiversity loss), Sanna Saari-Vesterinen , The Finnish Association of Nature and Environment Schools
    • National park simulator (biodiversity loss perspective), Maria Salin, Metsähallitus/Parks & Wildlife Finland
  • Looking at Environmental Education and Nature Interpretation through the European GreenComp Framework, PhD Niina Mykrä, postdoctoral researcher, University of Jyväskylä
  • Breakout rooms
  • Summary of the webinar series, Ulla Myllyniemi, SYKLI Environmental College

Notice, that the webinar time mentioned here is SWE/NOR/DEN 1pm-4 pm. That means it is ICE 12am-3pm and FIN 2pm-5pm.

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Training for Nature interpretation and Environmental Education in the Nordic countries

This webinar series brings together professionals in the fields of environmental education and nature interpretation in the Nordic countries to increase understanding, ideas and professional competence. It gives an overview over current structures and ways how education for environmental awareness and nature relationships is supported and enhanced.

What do we have in common and what is unique? What is innovative and what might be the future trends in each country? Each of the five country webinars will give you an overview of the structures and provide you with some concrete examples about programs and methods.


Every webinar will be held at the same time of the day.

ICE 12am-3pm; SWE/NOR/DEN 1pm-4 pm; FIN 2pm-5pm


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10.4.2024 13:00


10.4.2024 16:00

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SYKLI Environmental College