Explaining the LEAF programme

Learning about Forests

Learning about Forests is another FEE programme made available to maltese schools by Nature Trust Malta.  The national coordinator is Mr Johann Gatt who can be contacted by email on [email protected]

The international LEAF website is  www.leaf-international.org/

The vision of the Learning about Forests is to see an increased level of awareness and knowledge about the key role forests play for sustainable life on our planet. The Programme reflects all the functions forests fulfill for people; cultural, ecological, economical and social.

Understanding the balance between those uses is crucial when studying how humans interact with forests. Learning about Forests’ mission is to spread environmental education concerning forests and all their values among school children all around the world, through the action-oriented, participatory and positive methods of the Programme.

Programme Description

The Programme aims to increase the knowledge of forests and all its values with products and activities, and deepen the understanding among the youth. The Programme will stimulate activities that will help students to reach a higher degree of environmental maturity, irrespective of age, stage and previous experiences.

A powerpoint giving further explanation about the LEAF  programme in Malta is available for downloading here.