Welcome to Hopeland !
Hopeland-Elpidohori is a venture that aims at creating and supporting activities for parents and children regarding the Environment, Tradition, Culture and Personal Development, while also promoting sustainability in all levels. It aims at setting an example of self-sufficiency. Some of its main objectives are natural building, natural farming, recycling, respect for nature and reducing the ecological footprint. Its facilities are also offered to other projects that share common goals and values.
It is located in a 7.7 acre piece of land in Peloponnese, with age long olive trees and other fruit trees as well as native herbs and it is surrounded by a forest and boasts for 5 oversize yew trees (which are protected by the local Forest Protection Service), as well as a 400-year-old oak tree. It is only 130 kilometers away from Athens, a stone’s throw from momentous archaeological and tourist destinations, like Mycenae, Nafplion, Argos, Ancient Nemea, Ancient Tiryns and more.
Outdoor Education July 21 - 24 2017
Teaching and learning through, from and about the landscape
“Learning through place-based experiences…”
“Working outdoors with the ‘soul in the soil’… “
“Time-travelling in unified archeological fields…”
“Walking actively in serendipity, on the path of knowledge…”
For the second time we are going to meet and exchange our knowledge about Outdoor Education and the ways that educators can use it as a teaching tool.
Being in the wonderful location of Hopeland, among mountains and historical places, we are going to be taught Outdoor Education principles, putting our hands in the soil and gain firsthand experience of teaching with this method by becoming students ourselves, combining scientific research with practice.