Baltic International Summer School in 2011 – 3 courses devoted to tourism and environment!

From July 25 to August 14, 2011, the main building of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences in Valmiera will be busy again as for the 13th time in row Baltic International Summer School (BISS) will welcome participants from all over the world in three courses. This year the summer school will deal with nature protection, tourism in Baltic countries, sustainability and environment awareness.

The summer school will start with a programme for secondary school students on July 25 - 28, 2011. Already for 2nd year, the secondary school students will have a possibility to work together with a team of researchers from the USA, University of Memphis, who will involve school students in the project dealing with mapping giant hogweed, an invasive and poisonous weed, using GIS (geographic information systems).

From July 31 to August 14, BISS will host two courses. The summer school "Learn and Experience Baltics: Nature, Culture and Spa Tourism" is organized in close cooperation with Parnu College of the University of Tartu, and will give its participants a possibility to experience two Baltic countries - Latvia and Estonia - from various angles and variety of tourism products. The summer school will offer a number of exciting field trips and case studies along with lectures and workshops by professionals in the tourism field. Traditionally a busy cultural and social programme will also be offered to complement the participants' experience of Baltics. More information about the event as well as online application can be accessed here.

The Erasmus IP "Environment Awareness. Communication. Interpretation." will take place in Valmiera already for the 2nd time. Students and teachers from 8 countries - Germany, Greece, Latvia, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey, USA -   will participate and share their interpretations of environment, together looking for better ways to communicate the important messages of sustainability and nature protection. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

More information on the particular programmes in courses.


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