Flanders & Wallonia, Belgium
Planting trees for a sustainable legacy
This initiative will create a sustainable legacy of four outdoor classrooms across Belgium: two in Flanders and two in Wallonie.
Schoolchildren will learn about the importance of conservation, biodiversity, and ecosystem through interactive learning activities. An emphasis on awareness about environmental issues and sustainable practices offering education, nourishment, and inspiration.
This project, as a whole, draws an indelible connection between hundreds of students and nature, supporting their wellness for many years to come.
Forest Maker Herman & Nicolas
“The forest is like the brain of children, when seeds are sown there, ideas blossom abundantly.”
— Sylvain Tilman, Director of the school Saint-Joseph-aux-Champs
Leefschool De Wollewei
With its two lobes, this forest will be woven into the physical - and educational fabric - of Leefschool De Wollewei. It will bring ecological richness to the biodiversity desert that is currently the school grounds, whilst also serving as a resource that supports the curriculum, as well as the wellbeing of students.
GO! Atheneum Geraardsbergen
This pocket forest will provide a smooth transition from the domestic context to the school situation. “Learning Leaves” will become a learning ground for our children, our citizen scientists, where they can experience the cycles of life at first hand.
The school owns a one-hectare plot of land currently used for hay production. As part of the "School Outdoors" initiative, the desire to restore biodiversity, and a participatory project with the children, the Miyawaki forest is being considered as the cornerstone of a broad and ambitious long-term educational project involving the school community.
Ecole Internationale Le Verseau
This is an ambitious school seeking to tackle the ecological crisis head on. The nearby highway is a concern, and the hope is that the forest not only brings tranquility, nourishment, and educational value to the school community, but also improves local air quality. This is a forest to support both mental and physical health.