Environmental education project Tuurbus. King Baldwin Foundation Brussels Belgium
Tuur in de natuur wants to introduce and encourage environmental education in an attractive way in primary schools. During a two weeks period, scholars are stimulated through a set of appropriate activities. Started up back in 1989, the Tuurbus project pioneered in environmental education in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium.
The visit of the Tuurbus is the highlight of this fortnight. The Tuurbus is a big truck, converted into an exploration and experience space for children. They see, hear, smell and feel nature, they can make phone calls with a frog, caress a sheep, crawl on a garbage dump, stab their nose into a flower etc.
Joris Scheers was the general manager of the entire project (1988-1990). During the same period, he was the secretary of the King Baldwin Environment Fund and Belgian representative of the European Blue Flag campaign.
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