Activities of the EEC
Activities of the EEC
The EEC offers a variety of different activities for different target groups in environmental education. Each time we are glad to welcome individual guests, to visit our museum, the garden and our greenhouse. The programmes and courses offered by the EEC are focused on the following topics:
- Ecosystems, biotic and abiotic interactions
- Habitats and adaptation of organisms
- Natural resources and their sustainable use
- Ecological footprint and sustainable development
- Waste, water and air pollution
- Ecology and Biotechnology
- Houseplants and culinary herbs
Ecological and zoological museum
In our museum, we present more than 300 stuffed animals to showcase our guests the Mongolian wildlife, such as birds and mammals. The collections are classified according to their habitats.
We are working to integrate into the museum various interactive elements to make it more attractive and interesting for children.
Teaching and learning greenhouse
In addition to a variety of indoor plants, we offer in our teaching and learning greenhouse, learning stations for our guests that answer questions like: Why have different flowers different forms? What process takes place in compost? What are the special characteristics of succulents? How busy are the earthworms? Here the guests get all the answers and much more!
There are different plants for sale in our greenhouse. We also plant culinary herbs in our greenhouse. We advise on topics of gardening, plant care and also offer individual trainings.
Nature – experience garden
Our nature-experience garden, although quite small with only 0.9 ha, forms a small oasis in the middle of the city. At present, the garden is home to over 3500 trees and bushes of 30 different species. Each year, the garden is enriched with a new species. The opportunity to see native tree species in one place, and our recently established learning stations “Barefoot Path” and “Animal long jump” in our garden allow our guests to experience nature directly and intensively through all senses. Our small garden is not only a place to learn and experience, but also a place to relax from the hectic life of the city.
We also give information on specific requirements of different tree species and organize tree exhibitions during every spring and autumn.
Offers for kindergarten groups
We offer guided tours for kindergarten, school classes and adult groups in our museum, greenhouse and in the garden. We are inviting teachers and parents to arrange an appointment with us and to give the kids a chance to closely explore the nature. The guided tours are arranged for a small fee.
Learning programs for school groups
Our main concern is to make nature experience enjoyable for children and young people and awaken their curiosity and response through: Enjoying by learning, learning by doing and experiencing the nature with all senses. Our learning stations like Travel of seeds, Quartet, Inhabitants of forest etc. and our interactive programmes provide guests the opportunity to learn in details about various natural processes and current global environmental problems using motivating learning materials and experiencing nature with all senses. This concept of teaching, learning and adventure program for a basic environmental education is new in Mongolia and thus also innovative.
According to age, interests and prior knowledge of the group, we adapt our programs and set different thematic focus. We are inviting all interested parties to arrange with us appointments to experience the nature. The tours of our learning stations are arranged for a small fee.
Trainings and seminars
In cooperation with teachers and scientists from the NUM we organize trainings for school teachers in subjects like Ecology and Biotechnology. Furthermore we offer trainings and seminars on topics such as Eco-schools, Environmental management and Environmental safety for different interested groups from governmental organizations and NGO’s. Upon request, we are always happy to offer trainings on other environmental topics.