• Cím: 3304 Eger, Sánc u. 6.
  • Tel: 36/411-581 Fax: 36/412-791
  • Email: titkarsag@bnpi.hu

Popular education, education, environmental education, tourism

The Bükk National Park Directorate provides information on the natural and cultural historical values and nature conservation activities in the one national park, 9 landscape protection areas and 12 nature conservation areas within its operation area at its study-trails, exhibition and display sites as well as by information booklets, popular education publications and scientific books. The objectives of nature conservation education and environmental education are fulfilled by various forms of activities, ranging from guided excursions and lectures to adult re-trainings. The Bükk National Park Directorate intends to achieve a broad cooperation with education centres, civil organisations in the region involved in nature conservation as well as with local inhabitants.

The Nyugati Kapu Education and Visitors' Centre - Felsőtárkány

Our education and visitors' centre in Felsőtárkány is an ideal place for forest school, environmental education, nature study and family leisure programs. A modern accommodation building with a common room suitable for lodging 40 people, a lecture hall (52 m2) in the central building suitable for holding exhibitions, workshops, re-trainings and conferences, a camping site in the park and an indoor exercise room (100 m2) are provided for our guests and for those interested. A rock park (a geological display site) can be found on the lake shore path just outside the reception building. A three-route study trail network presenting the sights of the surrounding areas as well as the natural and cultural historical values of the Bükk Mountains starts from the Szikla Spring. In the main building, the exhibition entitled Karst and its living world, dioramas, a relief maquette, tableaux and interactive multimedia tools are available for visitors.

Forest School Program

Nyugati Kapu Education and Visitors' Centre

Felsőtárkány, Ifjúság u. 34/1.

Tel./fax: 00-36-36-534-078

In the building, the followings are provided: 4 6-bed rooms and 2 8-bed rooms (with bunk-beds) suitable for 40 people, separate showers and toilets for men and women, a preparatory kitchen with separate entrance on the ground floor. Meals can also be provided at the nearby restaurants.

Our Forest School Program encourages visitors to explore the physical environment, calls for an exciting collection of experiences offering the joint exploration of the mountains and the forest. We put a great emphasis on evolving an approach to love and admire nature. Our methods are based on direct experiences, the extension of knowledge and the improvement of skills.

Modules of the 5-day 39-hour program entitled as The Bükk is wonderful! are as follows:

  • Natural values and the protection of the Bükk Mountains - attached to the exploration of the Bükk National Park;
  • Exploration of the Kőköz route - outdoor exercises on the study path promoting orientation;
  • Avifauna - active birds' protection, determination, bird-ringing demonstration;
  • Let's go to the Vár Hill! - exploration of the forest, quest for hidden archaeological, historical and ethnographical values;
  • Rambling in the Bükk Mountains - excursions, field exercises at more distanced sites;
  • Gamesome quiz - entertaining evaluation.

By our field exercises, the living world of the forests, grasslands, wetlands, geological historical past of the mountains, the archaeological, historical and ethnographical heritage of the peoples settled down here as well as nature conservation activity taking place in the national park are revealed.

The variety of our indoor trainings includes microscoping, slide show lectures, the use of detection books of minerals, rocks, plants and animals, gamesome quizzes, handicraft trainings. Our forest school programs are based on the joint knowledge and work of environmental educators, nature conservation experts and watchmen.

In addition to our forest school services, we provide an ideal place for summer camps, a base for tent camps, study excursions, backpacker and cycling tourist groups.

We undertake

  • vocational guidance of excursions, field detours;
  • guidance of study excursions;
  • organisation and management of vocational exercises, field exercises;
  • supervision of essays and diploma theses;
  • holding nature conservation and nature study lectures;
  • organisation of nature conservation exhibitions;
  • organisation of nature conservation thematic camps, active nature conservation camps;
  • guidance for forest school programs.

We offer cooperation in

  • the organisation of important days in connection to nature conservation;
  • the organisation of quiz on nature conservation, competitions, academy clubs, school trainings;
  • the compilation of forest school programs, in the development of the program's components (we provide help to fulfil the education purposes of primary school curriculum requirements, and to the elaboration of framework programs in accordance to the local pedagogical, health educational and environmental educational programs of individual schools).

We provide information on our study trails, popular education publications, education side-materials, exhibition sites.

Utolsó módosítás: 2014. október 28., 11:24