CERES Education and CERES Fair Food were honoured to host some special visitors in the first week of September.
Four researchers from ‘Korean Environmental Education Centre’ visited CERES to learn more about how our centre was built and how it operates. They are taking their learnings back to South Korea to implement at their new Centre, which was based on the CERES model.
Plans for the Korean Environmental Education Centre were established in February 2000 to develop education programs, conduct research and provide training for teachers and NGO activists. The Centre pursues the values of Life, Peace, Participation and Sharing.
Their work includes:
- Developing and implementing training programs for environmental educators.
- Supporting and conducting educational field activities.
- Researching and developing educational programs.
- Making policy alternatives.
- Organising people’s network on environmental education.
- Producing and distributing educational tools and materials.
Visit the Korean Environmental Education Centre website at http://www.edutopia.or.kr/
This visit follows on from some consultation work Eric Bottomley did in September 2012. Read about Eric’s trip at — http://dev.sustainability.ceres.org.au/project/a-snapshot-of-4-days-in-south-korea/
CERES is honoured to be assisting other countries with building their own eco centres.