Nature is wise. A pine tree does not try to establish authority over deer. Or mushroom plants will not be envious. A turtle travels patiently through life. Nature has a lot to offer to a human. Yet the youth is far from it.
Young people spend their day in a closed world in the triangle of telephone-television-computer. With this project, our students will explore Cukurova Delta and its surroundings and the natural life within it for 7 days. They will love and learn to protect. This is the purpose of our project.
Cukurova and its surrounding natural elements such as landforms, water resources, climate, vegetation, soil features and historical human structures such as castles, mounds and aqueducts are examined, and the education and activities to be given by experts in these areas are about the environment and nature.
To provide basic knowledge of nature in a learning environment where the target audience can learn and improve themselves by doing and living. Students will have the opportunity to see and compare different landforms, recognize plants, rocks, animal species; examine water treatment and electricity production on-site, make sky observations, analyze water samples taken from different places in the laboratory environment, observe the link between different ecosystems.
Providing the target audience with the opportunity to observe and learn in nature, apart from classical learning methods. To offer the opportunity to learn by living, by doing drama, origami, sky watching, bird watching, botanical garden visit, water footprint, and other outside class activities. To realize the results of positive and negative changes caused by people in nature in the places visited by the target audience. Examples of wrong land use, water, air pollution, misuse of the coasts.
Cities are flooded, forests are burning, glaciers are melting and lakes are drying up, and no matter how much people try to intervene, they fall short. Everything is getting worse day by day, the future does not give any hope. We will not find a world to live in in the near future if humanity does not take its mind hand in hand and does not take the necessary measures completely.
There is a very true saying by activists: “There is no planet B!” We don’t even have a minute to waste anymore, because climate change is a huge reality and it stands in front of us.
ECOLOGY-BASED NATURE EDUCATION IN CUKUROVA AND AROUND, a nature education project called Nature Education the main factors that play a role in their participation and the changes that occurred in the participant at the end of the training.
I EXPLORE THE KAPIKAYA CANYON (FORMATION, FLORA, FAUNA, HYDROGRAPHY)
The surveys conducted on the first and last day of the training and 1 year after the Project Data belonging to a follow-up questionnaire were evaluated by mixed method. Participation of teachers and students in education. Learning more about Nature and what it learned was the most influential factor on the decision. It has been found to share with peers.
“A DROP OF WATER IS A WORLD OF LIFE” INTRODUCTION TO THIS EVENT
Nature education provides teachers with great opportunities to educate their students and make a significant contribution to their profession. The participants who stated that they have provided the ECOLOGY-BASED NATURE EDUCATION IN CUKUROVA and around it has shown that it brings significant benefits to their professional life.
Authors: Sergin Şahinoğullarıgil and Mediha Kanat