Nature Trust- FEE Malta launches the 3rd Edition of the FEE FestNovember 28, 2018
For the past fifteen years Nature Trust-FEE Malta had been unstintingly engaging schools and communities in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). This is the done mainly through its flagship international ESD programmes Eco-Schools (locally known as EkoSkola), Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) and Learning About Forests (LEAF).
All these ESD programmes are run by the international organisation FEE – Foundation for Environmental Education. To this effect, each year, Nature Trust – FEE Malta organises the FEE Fest whereby most entities that collaborate with and support the ESD programmes come together under one roof.
The FEE Fest which is in its third edition, is a three day event were learners and educators can become more familiar with various other ESD initiatives. This year the event was held on the 26th, 27th and 28th November 2018 at San Ġorġ Preca College Middle School, Blata l-Bajda from 9.00 am and 12.30 pm each day.
This one-stop-shop event provided attendees the opportunity to develop ideas for cross-curricular work, obtain information about various sustainable projects and initiatives and an excellent platform for networking in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Participants were free to attend exhibition stalls and scheduled sessions on any day and plan their visit according to their particular interests and needs.
Each year Nature Trust – FEE Malta seeks partnerships with various entities and participates in various local and international ESD intiatives to further equip learners with an array of ESD skills and competences required to develop into informed, active and responsible citizens
The Litterless Campaign which is run jointly by Wrigley Company Foundation and FEE through the YRE programme, is one such initiative. The Water Explorer programme managed by Global Action Plan UK, run locally by Nature Trust – FEE Malta through its Eco-Schools programme is another great opportunity for local schools. Both projects are fast becoming popular and will be run for the second year. A number of participating schools will also be receiving support funding to execute their action plans.
Other interesting opportunities include the:
- Tree Your Town – School Community link Project run through the LEAF programme in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change
- Promoting Sustainable Mobility Choices in collaboration with the Parliamentary Secretary for Youths, Sports and Voluntary Organisations
- Curbing the Use of Single Use Plastics in collaboration with EcoGozo and the Ministry for Gozo.
List of Exhibitors/Workshops
YRE (Litter less award funds + Workshops)
MSDEC – Environment & Resources Authority (ERA) … plant health & killifish & biodiversity
Ministry for Education and Employment – Ministru opening (litterless funds)
National Literacy Agency
HSBC Malta Foundation/HSBC Water programme
PARKs / Ambjent Malta
Institute for Physical Education & Sport, University of Malta
Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust
Xrobb l-Għaġin Nature Park and Centre for Sustainable Development + Site Management NT
Transport Malta Workshop
We Eat responsibly Floor Games
Jesuit Refugees Service
We are all One – Children and Globalisation