The ENVIRONET is an education program. Based on a small Hungarian region, the Dörögd Basin, in the vicinity of the Lake Balaton Upperlands, it gives a sample of the natural-geographic, historical, sociological and cultural facts that might create an identification with the area and put active everyday nature protection into a system for the people living in it.
THE ENVIRONET OFFERS METHODOLOGICAL HELP:
- in creating a landscape-based, local curriculum,
- in mapping the immediate surroundings of the school or organization of its own,
- in creating an integrated program of landscape-based environmental education, in which all subjects can take part,
- in combining active nature conservation and landscape protection, communicating with the local society,
- in putting information onto the internet on the server of IEC after successful collection and processing. The frame program is not protected by the authors: the image, icons, etc. can be acquired for those who wish to process their immediate surroundings.
WHO MIGHT BE A USER OF THE ENVIRONET? THOSE WHO:
- want to accept the challenge of computer technology in schools and acknowledge the role of computers in education. ENVIRONET wishes to give help everyone who - past the territory of mathematics - are interested in the application of computer technology,
- view the landscape approach as a base of an integrated program, in which all subjects can take part,
- wish to base environmental education on the knowledge of the close surroundings of the school and wish to develop such local curricula,
- wish to combine active nature conservation with landscape protection in order to address the local community,
- share our point of view that computerized learning could never substitute direct observation as well as experiences acquired outdoors, the joy of discovering. However, the computer might sort data and make them comparable, performing them easily to the interested. So the ENVIRONET often gives tasks for the viewer such as stand up and make some direct observation in his/her own direct surroundings.