Military Forests and Estates of the Slovak Republic, SOE, actively communicates, educates and works with general public. The Company collaborates with National Forest Centre - Institute of Forestry Consulting and Education in Zvolen. That specific collaboration had fruited into a special training programme, in which a team of forest educators was trained. The team of forest educators consists of employees of MFE with theoretical and practical background in forestry, and they provide expert information on forest and forestry to all age groups.
Within the framework of forest pedagogy, the special attention is paid to children. In the process of experiential learning and educational games, the children learn about forestry right in the forest on the walks and in forest sessions.
An tree in Zahorie area | Author: Stanislav Skokánek, Elementary School in Malé Leváre, 2nd grade
Forest educators of Military Forests and Estates of the Slovak Republic, SOE are graduates of special education course in Forest pedagogy. They are able to present expert information about the importance of forests, forestry and forest work via experiential learning and games. By this easy method, children or seniors can be taught the knowledge and skills subcosciously.
The forest educators from Malacky, Pliešovce, Kežmarok and Kamenica nad Cirochou collaborate with teachers. They annually organize various gabfests, walks and activities for children, youth and general public - see photos. Forest education is suitable for all ages; anyone who loves the forest, nature and everything related.
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The state-owned enterprise (SOE) with the seat in Pliešovce was founded after the splitting of Czechoslovakia in 1993. The company was established to saturate the needs for the effective and ecological forest and farmland management on the military training areas of Slovakia. The company manages the area of 65 431 ha of forest land with an annual timber extraction of about 300,000 m3. State-owned enterprise (SOE) consists of Directorate General and three branch offices based in Malacky, Kezmarok and Kamenica nad Cirochou.
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