With support of German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), in frame of EcoServe, Turtle lake – Mtatsminda hiking trail was marked, which includes a section for environmental education. The territory partly comprises birdwatching trail marked by Sabuko, which circles around the lake. The other trail continues down to the valley and includes 10 stations for environmental education.
In October-November 2021, Sabuko modified part of the installations. We aimed to make them more attractive and understandable for the visitors of all ages.
Interactive station with footprints was changed: new species actually residing in the forest were added. The plates were codded, for checking correct answers to be possible on spot.
3 information banners were updated with more attractive illustrations and simpler texts.
2 warning signs were installed – for the bikers and pedestrians, as the trails are crossing.
Forest xylophone was renewed partly and information was added on website.
On each renewed installation QR codes were added. QR code takes the visitor on SABUKO’s website, where more information about each topic is placed.
5 outdoor education modules were created and added on website, accessible for everyone to download and use, but the target are the teachers and educators. Modules include general information, lesson plans, games and activities about: trees, soil, forest layers, forest residents, forest sounds. The content of the education packages are designed in a way, that they can be applied in another forest as well.