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1 Shi Chang Yu Valley of the Knotted Head First ideas towards a nature education plan and the conditions for design and construction of facilities

2 Main target audiences Schoolclasses (groups) Define age Explore how content aligns with curriculum People restoring their health (individuals) Explore gender demands Assure peaceful coexistence with visits of groups of schoolchildren

3 Key stories about the area Geology Rock and soil formation Knotted Head Natural history Flora and fauna Wild and cultivated Mountain forest ecosystem services Social history Small scale farming community Traditional techniques, methods, tools Any connection between area and famous historical persons, events or cultural traditions???

4 Desired changes in target audiences Schoolchildren Health recuperators Knowledge Nature and food (nuts, honey) Nature and medicine Nature and floods Birds songs and silhouettes Different local fruits, nuts, etc Different medicinal plants Health and environment Attitude Love for nature Appreciation for conservation Appreciation of silence Appreciation of forest landscape Appreciation of animals Love for nature Appreciation for conservation Appreciation of silence Appreciation of forest landscape Practice (behavior) Commit to reduce footprint Word of mouth: what a great place! Upload their comments and photos on Shi Chang Yu page Reduce footprint Word of mouth: what a great place! Buy local products

5 Messages for target audiences Schoolchildren Message Knowledge Nature and food (nuts, honey) Nature and medicine Nature and floods Birds songs and silhouettes For food, water and security we depend on nature Attitude Love for nature Appreciation for conservation Appreciation of silence Appreciation of forest landscape Appreciation of animals Nature is full of beauty, surprises and stories Practice (behavior) Commit to reduce footprint Word of mouth: what a great place! Upload their comments and photos on Shi Chang Yu page If you want to be a responsible citizen you appreciate nature and you show it daily in your actions

6 Means that best convey these messages Schoolchildren Means/activities Knowledge Nature and food (nuts, honey) Nature and medicine Nature and floods Birds songs and silhouettes Exhibition (explanations) Quizz Games (indoor/outdoor) Guided walks through nature Attitude Love for nature Appreciation for conservation Appreciation of silence Appreciation of forest landscape Appreciation of animals Drawing Knotted Head Forest Hills Children farm Listening to silence on special place Drawing and smelling flowers Riding donkey Practice (behavior) Commit to reduce footprint Word of mouth: what a great place! Upload their comments and photos on the Shi Chang Yu page Eco-design of buildings Games Questionnaire Award

7 Children s farm Goats, donkeys, pigs, chicken, cows, sheep, bees Activities Feeding animals Cleaning stables Touching animals Riding animals Observing assignments in butterfly garden Watching and lerarning beekeeping Watching and learning traditional local crafts

8 Involvement local stakeholders Check stories, videotape and use their stories Check craft skills and use them for signs Run children s farm Demonstrate local crafts Employ as guards, cleaners, waitresses, etc. Sell local products in shop

9 Conditions for infrastructure Sustainable/ecological construction, preferably by local craftsmen Trees that provide shadow for parking Eco-management of water/waste/energy Local products in restaurants Signboards from local wood and by local craftsmen

10 Varia Joint venture with Wine Vinyard to have a bistro with biological wine Joint venture with Chinese car manufacturer to demonstrate electric cars to transport schoolchildren from bus parking in Dong Shao Qu to the Shi Chang Yu village (this will reduce the ecological footprint in the area and will bring some extra business to the township). Spend some time on branding (Knotted Head) make a link with eco-civilization.

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