Study Programm "Know the Saarte Geopark!"

The Study Programm supports national curriculum in the field of nature science. The Programm covers both natural as well as economic, social and cultural environment. Particular attention is paid to the formation of students´ environmental awareness. Through learning natural science, students develop an understanding of nature as a whole.They learn to understand the functioning of the regularities of nature, man's dependence on the natural environment and the impact of human activities on the natural environment. During the Programm we try to develop commitment and willingness to protect the natural environment and to shape more sustainable values and attitudes.

During Study Trip main nature and historical objects are familiarized. Guided trip to cliffs and outcrops takes place and as an addition churches, manors and other historical object are also introduced. Groups can choose from 6 main routes, exceptions can be done by prior agreement.

Programm contact person: NGO Saarte Geopark, Project Manager Viktoria Bubukin, +372 452 0561, info@saartegeopark.ee


Age of the target group:

Study trip is intended mostly for school students:

I school level or 1st - 3rd class
II school level or 4th -6th class
III school level or 7th -9th class
IV school level or 10th -12th class

Additional information:

Student participating in one study trip: normally up to 30 students, more by prior agreement
Location of the study trip: Area of the operation of the Saarte Geopark. To implement the study trip bus transportation for about 5 hours is needed.
Lenth of the study trip 3-4 hours + transportation
Study trip can be implemented during Spring, Summer and Autumn.


 

Route 1 - Salme and Torgu municipalities

Visiting objects: Tehumardi memorial and the map of the Saarte Geopark, ancient Salme ships, Kaugatuma Cliff, Lõpe-Kaimri anti-tank defences, Jämaja Church, Ohessaare Cliff and its information board, Sõrve peninsula and lighthouse, Mõntu harbour, Anseküla lighthouse.

Study trip lasts 4 hours, transportation time for arrival to the first site is added. Extra time has to be counted for transportation time to get back to school.

Route 2 - Muhu municipality

Visiting objects: The Väike Väin causeway, Muhu Castle hillfort, Eemu windmill, Muhu Church, Soonda River, the map of the Saarte Geopark in Liiva Village, Üügu Cliff and its information board, Rinsi Church, Koguva Village.

Study trip lasts 4 hours, transportation time for arrival to the first site is added. Extra time has to be counted for transportation time to get back to school.

Route 3 - Orissaare and Pöide municipalities

Visiting objects: Pulli Cliff and its information board, Jaani Church, Maasi Ordensburg, Kahutsi hillfort, Pöide Church, Tornimäe Church, Tagavere quarry.

Study trip lasts 4 hours, transportation time for arrival to the first site is added. Extra time has to be counted for transportation time to get back to school.


Route 4 - Valjala, Pihtla, Leisi and Mustjala municipalities

Visiting objects: Valjala Church, Kõljala Manor, Kaali small meteorite crater, Kaali main meteorite crater and the information board about Silurian age, The Centre of the Saarte Geopark, Kaali Meteoritics and Limestone Museum, Karja Church, Angla windmill hill, Panga Cliff and its information board, Võhma boulders.

Study trip lasts 4 hours, transportation time for arrival to the first site is added. Extra time has to be counted for transportation time to get back to school.

Route 5 - Lääne-Saare and Kihelkonna municipalities

Visiting objects: Western Saaremaa Upland, Viidumäe, Pilguse Manor, Karala Village, Elda recreation area and the information board about Elda and Soeginina Cliffs, Loona Manor, Centre of the Vilsandi National Park, Kihelkonna Church and its bell tower, Suuriku cliff and its information board, yew grove at Tagaranna Peninsula.

Study trip lasts 4 hours, transportation time for arrival to the first site is added. Extra time has to be counted for transportation time to get back to school.

Route 6 - Lääne-Saare and Mustjala municipalities

Visiting objects: Kaarma dolomite quarry and its information board, Tuiu Rauasaatme hills, Paatsa hillfort, Küdema sinkholes, Saaremaa deep-water port, Ninase cliff and its information board, artesian well, Ninase post mills, Panga Cliff and its information board, Kaarma Church, Kaarma hillfort.

Study trip lasts 4 hours, transportation time for arrival to the first site is added. Extra time has to be counted for transportation time to get back to school.