Year of Forests

Year of Forests-eTwinning project

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Books about forests

There are many lovely books about forests in the Estonian literature. About 100 years ago Fr. R Kreutzwald wrote a book "The tender- hearted woodcutter". It tells a story about woodchopper . who went to the forest to cut wood. the trees started to beg him to spare them as they are not old enough. The woodcutter respecter their wish and the forest elf took him under his protection. Kreutzwald has also written the Estonian national epic called "Kalevipoeg". Here there are some drawings about the woodchopper made by our students.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Forest Poems in Estonian

ENO Tree Planting Day 20 May 2011- Forests for people

2011 is the international year of forests. ENO Programme will organise ENO Tree Planting Day on the 20th of May 2011, with a theme "Forests For People - For Future Generations". Our aim is to plant 5 million trees in 2011. We call all the schools, children and youth clubs to join us and plant trees. Please fill in the application form now. Find more info on

Registration ENO Tree Planting Day 2011- 20 May 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Year of Forests

The United Nation declared the year 2011 the International Year of Forest to raise awareness and strengthen the sustainable forest management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. Forest Year values people`s role in forests and its importance to people.

The Year of Forest is celebrated troughout the world and all year round in every country there are different activites, which focus on people`s actions in forests.We wish to find partners in order to examine the importance of forests for mankind, as well as mans role in forest conservation and use. We would like to gain knowledge of partner countries? forest size and species occurrence. Students draw and write about their studies, produce wooden handicraft and read stories about forest and trees. In the course of the project, a blog showing the results of the studies will be cooperatively created by the partners.

Leader of Estonian partnerschool: Tuuli Koitjärv