Ympäristökasvatusverkosto vihdoin Pohjois-Karjalaan

TIEDOTE 3.2.2023 – Julkaisuvapaa Ympäristökasvatusverkosto vihdoin Pohjois-Karjalaan -ensimmäinen kokoontuminen oli Tiedepuistolla Ympäristökasvatusalan toimijoita on alettu kokoamaan yhteen Pohjois-Karjalan ympäristökasvatusverkostoon. Kiinnostusta toimintaa kohtaan on ollut paljon ja innostus kehittää toimintaa eteenpäin näkyi verkoston ensi kertaa järjestetyssä tapaamisessa. Ympäristökasvatusverkostot ovat maakunnallisia verkostoja, jotka kokoavat yhteen ympäristökasvatustoimijoita ja asiantuntijoita. Verkoston kautta alueen toimijat löytävät toisensa, voivat jakaa tietoa,…

Pohjois-Karjalan ympäristökasvatusverkostoa perustamaan!

Tiedote 7.11.2022 Tiedote PDF muodossa tästä Kutsu Pohjois-Karjalan alueelliseen ympäristökasvatusverkostoon sekä sen ensimmäiseen tapaamiseen! Hei kaikki Pohjois-Karjalan keskeiset ympäristökasvatusalan toimijat ja tekijät! Meillä ENO-verkkokoulussa on ilo ilmoittaa meneillään olevasta ELY-keskuksen rahoittamasta hankkeesta, jossa on tarkoitus koota yhteen pysyvä Pohjois-Karjalan alueellinen ympäristökasvatuksen yhteistyöverkosto. Verkosto on avoin kaikille kiinnostuneille ja se tulee järjestämään yhteisiä verkostoitumis- ja suunnittelukokoontumisia, toimintaa ja aktiviteetteja tukien niin varhaiskasvattajia, opettajia, ohjaajia,…

The story of lake salmon

What a chance it was for the 2nd graders of Utra primary school from Joensuu, Finland to visit the Laurinvirta restored rapid at Kuurna canal power plant in Kontiolahti! The visit took place on Tuesday morning 8 Nov 2023. The rapid and power plant is situated just 20km north from the city centre of Joensuu.…

SDGs in exchange with world schools

Normaalikoulu secondary school is a training school of the University of Eastern Finland. This autumn 9th graders environment class took part in Design oriented pedagogy (DOP) project with Environment Online ENO. They wanted to test the method as a new way of working for them but also they wanted to find twinning classes from abroad…

SciFest -Science about the Forest

A lot of enthusiasm was seen in the air when SciFest was organized after the two years break caused by the pandemic.  Many interesting exhibitors were gathered and a variety of workshops were organised during the three days. This year’s theme was “Science about the Forest”. SciFest is a free and open science event especially for students,…

Three Rivers

Three Rivers is a twinning project between three European primary schools from different parts of the continent. It is a meeting between the schools of CEIP Federico Romero from La Solana in Spain, Comprehensive school Valery Petrov from Pleven in Bulgaria and Utra school from Joensuu in Finland. The students investigate and explore the rivers…

Next Level Art Bridge – The earth is one country and mankind its citizens

Next Level Art Bridge – The earth is one country and mankind its citizens –  is an art based approach twinning project of two primary school classes towards a better and more sustainable future. It is done in exchange between The Reijola school in Joensuu, Finland and Bajram Curri school in Tirana, Albania. The project…

Tehdään yhdessä kestävän kehityksen projekti – kerrotaan siitä maailmalle!

Tehdään yhdessä kestävän kehityksen projekti – kerrotaan siitä maailmalle! ENO-verkkokoulu tarjoaa mahdollisuuden ala- ja yläkouluille työstää yhdessä kestävän kehityksen kasvatuksen projektityö kansainvälisessä kontekstissa. Mukaan voi hakea luokka, valinnaisaineryhmä tai ympäristöryhmä tms. Oppilastyöt tehdään ohjatusti ENO-verkkokoulun asiantuntijoiden apua hyödyntäen. Lähtökohtana projektitöissä on kestävää kehitystä yhteisoppien malli eli ns. design suuntautunut pedagogiikka (DOP). Mallissa keskeistä on antaa…

Seeds for the upcoming semester – Students growing food at Botania

Just a week before escaping into the well deserved summer holidays the students from Pielisjoki & Nepenmäki secondary schools and Itä-Suomen primary school planted seeds of food plants at the Botania botanical garden of Joensuu. The event is now held a second time and the schools have agreed with the Botania garden that the summer employees will…

ENO represented in UNEP -Follow Senni in Nairobi

ENO is one of the two Finnish NGOs accredited to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Accreditation grants the NGO an observer status to UNEA. Until now, we have not had representation in the UNEP meeting. Senni, a student from the Aalto University, School of Business, will represent ENO in the UNEA meeting in Nairobi.…

ZERO CARBON CONFERENCE FOR STUDENTS

February 22nd-25th ENO Schoolnet Association, together with the Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Nagano Prefectural Government (Japan), the University of Eastern Finland and the North Karelia Vocational Training Center organized an international 4-day conference for students – Zero Carbon Conference for Students. The main conference’s topics were: climate change, the circular economy, microplastics, and forestry.…

Kestävää kehitystä ENO-verkkokoulun ohjauksessa

Haku syksylle 2022 on auki! Kestävää kehitystä yhteisoppien on ENO verkkokoulun toteuttama ja ELY keskuksen rahoittama hanke, jonka puitteissa on päästy kokeilemaan pedagogiikan uusia tuulia hyödyntäen yhteisoppimismenetelmää eli Design suuntautunutta pedagogiikkaa (DOP). Lue lisää ja hae koulusi mukaan!

Ahokkala school in Kontiolahti studying water and sustainable development

Design-oriented pedagogy with Ahokkala school: Water and sustainable development Ahokkalan koulu is a small primary school in Kontiolahti municipality in North-Carelia, Finland. It has 66 students and classes from 1-6 grades. The classes are combined so that 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6 graders study together with one teacher. Kontiolahti is a very special and child friendly…

Welcome to the art forest!

18.11.2021 Exchange with the Almafuerte primary school from Argentina!                We found an exchange school for the Art Forest project to Kummun koulu from Argentina when the Almafuerte primary school ( Escuela Primaria Nº 8 Almafuerte) took part in this project. Almafuerte primary school is a small rural school in central…

Harvest event at Botania

Tastings at the Botania -garden Students of Joensuu growing food A food and cultivation education went into action when students of Joensuu planted a food garden at the Botania botanical garden. The harvest event was held on August 27th. The planting was made at the end of May by the students from Pielisjoki and Nepenmäki…

Nepenmäki meadow -project 2021-2022

In this blog we will follow Nepenmäki primary school 4th graders, who have started their meadow plant and flowers studyproject. The meadows are important but under a great threat to be disappeared with a variety of plants, flowers and insects. They need to be protected. The concern let students to bring up the issue and raise awareness towards the conservation. The project will be done together with ENO Environment Online.

Ylämylly school 5 graders raising environmental awareness

Ylämylly school is a primary school with classes from 1-6. It is situated in the municipality of Liperi approximately 15km west from the city of Joensuu. The school is interested on sustainable development and has a strong emphasis on the issues in their curriculum. The school took also part in Environment Online ENOs Design oriented…

Garbage trip with Liperi school

Design-oriented pedagogy with ENO Environment Online: Liperi secondary school students on a garbage trip About the project Liperi secondary schools 7th graders together with their geography and biology teachers Riikka Nousiainen and Tanja Pajarinen are participating in ENO Environment Onlines design-oriented pedagogy -project (DOP) by investigating littering and trash in their school and nearby surroundings.…

River Pielinen under a study

Design-oriented pedagogy with Eno school: River Pielinen under a study About the project The Eno school  from Joensuu with 3th graders and optional handicraft course students have participated in ENO Environment Online’s sustainable development project using Design oriented pedagogy method (DOP). In short DOP is anchoring the learning process to children’s ideas, thinking, conceptions and…

Jump in the vital water!

Jump in the Vital Water Water – our vital substance – has been the subject of environmental education studies at Nepenmäki school with ENO this year. Third graders 3C- class together with their teacher Mrs. Henna Kinnunen and ENO Environment Online specialist Mrs. Maire Turunen has planned the program for the whole year around the…

ENOArt 2021 Competition is launched!

New ENO Art competition for schools and kindergartens has been launched! Present endangered animals in your country and the results of your creativity in 3D creation. The competition time is from 22 Feb to 22 May 2021. The competition has three categories: A – Kindergartens, 4 – 6 years B – Elementary schools, 6 –…

World Water Day together with UN

ENO invites all the ENO schools to participate in the UN World Water Day together with Nepenmäki primary school from Joensuu, Finland! In this water pilot we invite the ENO schools to show if they have studied the water issues. We’re interested to hear how you have studied? What methods and what is the outcome…

ENO Art 2020: Trees, lights and songs

ENO Art is an annual ENO event that takes place two times per year – one in spring and another in autumn. The whole network is being invited to participate and art activities have had a huge success so far. In 2020 -even though the pandemic, there were 195 schools from 31 countries that participated! …

Introductions to ENO

Want to participate in ENO but don’t know how? What do, when to do them, how toorganise? Well, we have good news for you! We have published a short ENO introduction and youcan also ask us to come and tell your teachers or students about the possibilities. Who we are and what we do can be discussed in…

ENO and the city of Joensuu partnership

Did you know that ENO Schoolnet Association and the city of Joensuu have a  long history of collaboration? Although ENO started in the municipality of Eno in 2000, the municipality joined the city of Joensuu in 2009. Since then, Joensuu has been the main partner of ENO. Our cooperation builds on environmental education in primary…

Peace is Green

To celebrate 20 years, ENO India in association with Act Now organized World’s largest and longest Environment Online Event for 24 Hours. The event saw participants from 113 countries and had an approximate reach of about a million people. Content is constantly updated at: Event Page Facebook Instagram Twitter  

ENO 20 years stories

ENO network just turned 20 years so we asked you to share your stories and memories during the years. Thank you so much for sharing! Here’s a short compilation of them.     Read Rajiv’s ENO story “I stepped in green” from here >>     Babita Bajracharya, ENO country coordinator for Nepal, English Teacher…

ENO Tree planting days 2020

ENO Tree planting days were organised again two times: one in spring and one in autumn. ENO Tree planting day on 22 May was heavily influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic. In most cases the whole event was cancelled or reduced to minimum. The amount of participants and trees planted remained lower than normally. Circumstances were…

I stepped in green

My Journey with ENO began on an afternoon on March 11, 2000 when a random email from Finland landed on my table requesting schools to join a web based project. ENO promised an innovative project, an online global learning. However, to agree to participate in an online project was an intimidating prospect as I was…

Kestävää elämäntapaa etsimässä -Erään eräoppaan vaihtoehto / Searching for a sustainable living – alternative of one wilderness guide

Joensuulainen  eräopas Huck Middeke on muuttanut jurttaan kaupungin laidalle. Nomad Town Joensuuksi nimetyllä tontilla on tarkoituksena elää kestävää ja ekologista elämää niin, että maapallon luonnonvaroja kuluu mahdollisimman vähän; ”että ihmisille riittäisi yksi maapallo” – Huck huokaisee. ”Emme enää voi elää vanhemmiltamme oppimamme elämäntavan mallin mukaisesti maapallon nykytilanne huomioiden” – hän lisää. Vuokratulta tontilta löytyy Huckin…

Community engagement in Karhunmäki

ENO participates in local, regional, national and international activities in engaging communities in sustainable development activities, including climate actions. Joensuu is a growing city, with several new residential areas being built. Karhunmäki is one these, with approximately 800 households in the area. The Climate Blocks -project, implemented by the city of Joensuu, is a project…

What is your ENO story?

What is your ENO Story? We want stories of what you have done in your schools, organisations, communities that is related to ENO. No politics, no discrimination of any kind and the basic rules of common courtesy apply! The writers can be organisers, participants or stakeholders.

ENO in Earth School project – trees are planted at home

TED-Ed, UNEP, and 30 other collaborators launch a free educational platform for environmental adventures available to teachers, parents, students, and curious global citizens

Spreading climate awareness in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a country in Central Asia, where most of the residents are not yet ready to act against climate change. I believe that the main problem is the lack of awareness of the overuse of resources and the rejection of the issue of climate change.

Climate change, a burning challenge

The impact of carbon dioxide on climate was invented already more than hundred years ago by a Nobel winning Swedish physicist Arrhenius. He could not imagine the magnitude of the current use of fossil fuels.

What do you want

I firmly embrace “one-planet prosperity”. Because the only alternative is “one-planet misery”. Currently we are at “one point seven planets prosperity for some” which is both ecologically and socially fragile. Here is what I mean with “one point seven planets”.

Welcome to ENO Blog

In the ENO blog we will publish biweekly articles and views on sustainable development. They are written by people working in the field of education, environment and arts.