In March 2011 our team visited Kosovo. In Pristina we did EverGreen workshops in elementary schools (3 groups of 20 children, age 6 - 12). Our topic was "Change of Season" - how is the nature changing as spring moves forward, how does spring affects the life of animals - both domestic and wild ones, and what can we learn from all these changes.
The workshop consisted of making collages and thus helping children express their views and thoughts on the above questions / topics.
Children used either materials from nature, like pressed flowers and plants, sand and small stones, or they used colors and techniques that reminded them of nature - green, beige, browns, watercolors, pastels and temperas.
During collages we talked why and how trees start have leaves again in the spring, which animals come out from their hibernation period and what else changes in the nature accessible to the children (things and events children can explore first hand)
Through interactivity of the workshop and through usage of a lot of materials from nature, children had an opportunity to express their creativity, visualize things they saw or learned and to work in pair or teams.
After elementary schools our team visited high schools, where we talked about 10:10 idea and campaign. We also had an opportunity to present 10:10 Teen Project - please read the full report below: