LYKE-network, Luonto ja Ympäristökasvatuksen Tukiverkosto
LYKE is a network that helps schools and early childhood education with education for nature, environment and sustainability.
There are about 60 actors in the LYKE-network. Actors include nature- and environment schools, visitor centres of national parks, youth centres, camp schools and museums. 34 of the actors have been certified as development centres, 18 as action centres. The others are not yet certified, but the goal is that every actor will get a certificate. More here.
The overall aim of the network is that every kindergarten and school in Finland will have the opportunity to get professional help with their nature and environmental education. Eco Van is a model that is designed to help to fulfil the goal - more information here.
Coordinator: The Finnish Association of Nature and Environment Schools, http://www.luontokoulut.fi/
Target groups: primary school students, secondary school students, teachers, under school-age kids
Topic: Biology, Earth science, Ecology, Environmental sciences, Education
Start year: 2007
Contact person: Niina Mykrä, Email: luontokoulut (at) luontokoulut.fi
Every member of the LYKE-network offers school programmes for groups from schools and/or early childhood education within education for nature, environment and sustainability. Most of the members also offer training courses for teachers.
We also run a material bank with free teaching materials and practical tips that could be used in education for nature, environment and sustainability.