EUROPARC - Strengthening the partnership between Outdoor Sports and Protected Areas
Outdoor Sports effectively combine the positive outcomes of physical activity and being in nature, and make an important contribution to economic and social cohesion and more integrated societies. But at the same time, Outdoor Sports can have a high impact on the natural environment.
Have you ever wondered how Outdoor Sports and Protected Areas can work together to eliminate negative impacts and build a healthy environment?
If you are an outdoor lover that believes our community is stronger together, you need to join the free webinar session created within the Sustainability and Environmental Education in Outdoor Sports (SEE) project!
It will present the goals and first outcomes of the SEE project, as well as introduce you to the Take Care of Your Trails campaign. During this webinar, you will also have an opportunity to express your opinion in an interactive session that will help us learn from each other’s experiences.
Welcome and Introduction to the webinar By Sandra Grego – EUROPARC´s Project Officer and Communications Assistant.
SEE Project: an insight into project’s goals and first results By Teresa Pastor – EUROPARC´s Project Manager
The SEE Project aims to enhance the protection of natural landscapes through education in and through sport with a special focus on responsible outdoor behaviour and skills development for Outdoor Sports leaders, trainers, guides, or instructors. Reports produced within this project focus on perceived issues from Outdoor Sports in Protected Areas, as well as broader sustainability issues for Outdoor Sports.
Take Care of Your Trails campaign By Mark Torsius – General Manager, International Mountain Bicycling Association Europe
Take Care of Your Trails is IMBA Europe’s (International Mountain Bicycling Association) annual campaign aiming to encourage and promote volunteer-based trail maintenance events across Europe & improve the image of Mountain Biking. It offers a chance for people to give back to the environment through a series of actions like trail repair, clean-up and build efforts that help maintain and secure the sustainability and future of mountain biking. Last year, the campaign gathered more than 1000 volunteers contributing to 92 activities in 15 EU countries. This year, the campaign runs from April 22nd to June 4th
Let’s talk about it! An opportunity for you to share your experiences with the group. Do you have a problem you would like us to discuss? Maybe you have a positive experience related to the topic of Outdoor Sports in Protected Areas that you are especially proud of? Tell us—we’d love to hear your story!