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Uso delle foreste vs. protezione delle foreste

Dalla produzione del legno fino alla conservazione della biodiversità e alla regolazione del clima: le foreste sono una risorsa importantissima per tutti noi.

Tuttavia, le diverse richieste o la decisione di puntare su determinati servizi possono portare a conflitti di interesse. Per garantire una gestione sostenibile del patrimonio forestale, la fornitura di preziosi servizi ecosistemici e il mantenimento della biodiversità a lungo termine, dobbiamo basare le nostre decisioni su dati attendibili e su conoscenze scientifiche e considerare le scelte che ne derivano. Nel progetto MULTIPLIERS, gli studenti si confronteranno con scienziati, guardie forestali, associazioni di protezione ambientale e altri stakeholder. La formazione pratica avrà luogo, ad esempio, in siti dimostrativi con i “martelloscopi”, dove il valore ecologico ed economico degli alberi può essere studiato direttamente nel bosco in esercizi formativi ed educativi. Questi esempi di vita reale aumenteranno l’impegno e la volontà e la capacità degli studenti di discutere su argomenti complessi e su possibili soluzioni, di prendere decisioni sulla gestione del patrimonio boschivo basate su prospettive economiche, ecologiche, culturali e sociali, di trovare compromessi e di sviluppare diverse strategie. Questa attività si svolgerà dapprima in Svezia e, successivamente, è prevista in Germania.

Uso delle foreste vs. protezione delle foreste
Uso delle foreste vs. protezione delle foreste
An outdoor classroom in the forest: new “marteloscope” educational site inaugurated in Ljubljana

An outdoor classroom in the forest: new “marteloscope” educational site inaugurated in Ljubljana

Apr 22, 2024
Šmarna gora, the highest hill in the city of Ljubljana, is now more than an iconic landscape monument and a destination for hikers. With the opening of the first “marteloscope” in central Slovenia, its slopes have been transformed into an outdoor classroom for school pupils thanks to an initiative of the EU-funded research and innovation project MULTIPLIERS.
New video: Marteloscopes as outdoor classrooms

New video: Marteloscopes as outdoor classrooms

Mar 21, 2024
Outdoor classes are a great way to get students excited about forests. But did you know teachers can use tablets and new media in forestry training sites too? Watch the video and learn all about the training sessions our students had with experts from the European Forest Institute in a “marteloscope” site in Bonn, Germany.
Same trees, different perspectives: using a marteloscope to present forests in a new light

Same trees, different perspectives: using a marteloscope to present forests in a new light

Feb 22, 2024
What do you see when you look at a forest? The first, obvious answer could be “trees”, but the more nuanced reality is that forests have different meanings and values to different people. Trees provide important habitats to animals, such as cavities for bats to sleep in and branches for birds to build their nests …
Students use their imagination to design smart, sustainable products from forest materials

Students use their imagination to design smart, sustainable products from forest materials

Gen 8, 2024
By Lina Varg and Christina Ottander, Umeå University The MULTIPLIERS partners from Umeå, Sweden, are working with the theme Forest use vs forest protection, which includes a great deal of complexities, and involves different stakeholders’ perspectives. Forests contribute to society in a multitude of ways. In Sweden, apart from providing a space for recreation, reindeer …
Introducing the MULTIPLIERS Open Schooling Hub: a treasure trove of teaching & learning resources on real-world challenges

Introducing the MULTIPLIERS Open Schooling Hub: a treasure trove of teaching & learning resources on real-world challenges

Nov 6, 2023
The MULTIPLIERS project has just launched its new MULTIPLIERS Open Schooling Hub: a platform hosting a wealth of teaching and learning resources for educators looking to address some of today’s most relevant real-world challenges, such as vaccination and biodiversity protection.
Touch and smell the forest! The teaching material Skogslabbet is used for a workshop at SciFest in Uppsala, Sweden

Touch and smell the forest! The teaching material Skogslabbet is used for a workshop at SciFest in Uppsala, Sweden

Ott 9, 2023
By Lina Varg and Christina Ottander, Umeå University Society benefits from the forests’ contribution of a variety of services such as wood production, climate control, and spaces for recreation. However, the different stakeholder perspectives could lead to conflicts of interest which need to be considered with regard to economical, ecological, cultural and social aspects. Umeå …