The Market of Activities

The Market of Activities will be arranged on Wednesday October 3 during the day trip to the Pudasjärvi Log Campus. Each participant can choose beforehand tree activities (each activity lasts about 20 minutes). Also the pupils (6-12-years old) will participate the activities with their teachers. Some of the activities at spesific time are only for pupils/congress participants and some for both (see the list below). Signing up to the activities is beforehand online, same time with the workshop registration, 3-12 September. Changes in the programme are possible. The descriptions of the activities are at the end of the page.

Activity takes place at…
10.30 am 11 am 11.30 am Title of the activity Organisation Name Location
X X X 1. An authentic showing of manufacturing of pine tar The Pudasjärvi Log Campus outdoors
X X X 2. Forests in the world – how to communicate difficult content and global issues State Forests (Poland) Wiktor Naturski and Aleksandra Piasecka outdoors
X X X 3. Guided tours on Campus The Pudasjärvi Log Campus indoors
X (X) X 4. “Is it moose or goose?” –  test and improve your wildlife identification skills Finnish Wildlife Agency Veli-Matti Kangas outdoors
X X (X) 5. Let’s feed the birds Lesy SR (State Forest Enterprise of Slovak Republic) Igor Viszlai indoors
X (X) X 6. Made in Metsä – Learn about the most amazing bioeconomy products and their sustainability. Metsähallitus/ The Science Centre Pilke Piritta Marttila indoors
X (X) (X) 7. Play, learn, teach and have fun! Perinneleikit ry Isa Pelto outdoors
(X) X X 8. Where is my herd? Lesy hl. m. Prahy Kateřina Swólová outdoors
(X) X (X) 9. Wood or not? Finnish Forest Association indoors
X 10.Intuitive forest games Model Forest “River Mirna Basin” Ana Fornazar outdoors
X 11. Leaf Battle Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture Yusaku “Nava” Hagiwara outdoors
X 12. Together with emotion communication The wood for life foundation Stanislava Šejblová outdoors
X 13. Learn English Outdoors! Stiftung SILVIVA Alice Johnson outdoors
10.30 am 11 am 11.30 am (X) At this time the activity is only for pupils.


Descriptions of the activities

Title of the activity Description
1. An authentic showing of manufacturing of pine tar
2. Forests in the world – how to communicate difficult content and global issues Participants order the contours of 6 continents on the ground. Then randomly select plates with descriptions of issues related to forests in the world. The task is to match the problem to a specific place on Earth.  Objective: to present various functions of forests in the world, to show the main reasons for deforestation in the world, to show differences in the approach to the forest in various parts of the globe, to build consumer awareness towards the impact on forests.
3. Guided tours on Log Campus
4. “Is it moose or goose?” –  test and improve your wildlife identification skills The activity aims to familiriaze the pupils with some of the most common wildlife species in Finland and to improve their identifications skills.
5. Let’s feed the birds Birds. We can observe them every day. Around our houses, in the fields and of course, in the forests. Winter is time, when they need our help – especially in the cities. People are usually using feeders made from plastics. In this activity, you will make your own feeder for birds from special recycled cardboard. With this material, we will talk little bit about sustainability and circular economy. Equally important part of the activity is learning about the birds that will arrive into the feeder. We will use colouring pictures and clay models of birds, which you can colour according to your observations from feeder.  Creating of own feeder supports manual and motor skills of the pupils. Used material creates an opportunity for learning about sustainability. Observing of birds and subsequent colouring contributes to the development of imagination. The target group of the activity in unlimited – from pupils to adults. Within creating of feeder and colouring the birds, almost no language skills are needed, as pupils simply copy the workflow respectively colour the birds according to their observations. When talking about sustainability of used materials, short interpretation is needed.
6. Made in Metsä – Learn about the most amazing bioeconomy products and their sustainability. The aim of the activity is to learn about the versatility and sustainability of wood-based products of the bioeconomy and understand their role in the circular economy.  The activity starts with a briefing of bioeconomy and circular economy and an introduction of the product examples on display. Then each participant will study the products and assess their sustainability. They are given emoji stickers that represent different aspects of sustainability and they attach suitable stickers to products of their choice. In a way they give out awards of sustainable development. The activity ends with discussion about simple things that everybody can do to promote sustainable development that is based on the circular economy.   The briefing and tasks can be adapted to the participants’ age and language. The materials are both in English and Finnish and the emojis are based on pictures. The instructor can use both languages on the go.   This activity originates from The Bio Era event tour that was the forest sector’s joint 100th anniversary present for Finland particularly for the young year 2017. A science centre exhibition on wheels formed the core of the nationwide tour. It was produced by Metsähallitus Science Centre Pilke in cooperation with Science Centre Tietomaa and forest sector actors. The main funders were the Finnish Forest Foundation and Metsämiesten Säätiö.
7. Play, learn, teach and have fun! The aim is for the participants to learn fun pedagogic games that can be enjoyed both in- and outside the classroom. Playing games positively affect both mind and body, making pupils more receptive. Each game will be followed by a short discussion concerning variations, doubts or risen ideas.
8. Where is my herd? How can animals find their partners? How does a young know her mother? They are using their perfect sense od smell. Try to find out how difficult it is to find your animal herd by your smell.
9. Wood or not? In this activity you will hear a story mentioning several different products. Most of these products are made of wood or composed of materials which ultimately come from wood. Listen to the story and guess which one is the only product that doesn´t include any substance derived from wood. You’ll be suprised how many products in our everyday life have something to do with wood!
10. Intuitive forest games A) Activity consist of games played in the forest using natural materials; branches, stones, leaves, cones etc. Children will get several tasks and will use natural materials in creating shapes, games and sculptures.  Task will be given to the groups on the cards.Some extra equipment as rope or knife can be used in the process.  B) Activity consists of collection of the natural materials. Pupils will be grouped in teams for acheving an objective of the task.Participants will go through 3 tasks; make a tree with a double crown, play with the sticks, make a cradle for forest animal.  C) Ativity aims at team building and sensibilisation of the children about forest materials and how they can be used for creative purposes and gaming. Activity develops self responsibility,exploring, physical skills and imagination.
11. Leaf Battle Participants are asked to battle or compete with their partner by observing leaves on hand which they picked in the forest. On each battle, participants are asked to compare the different feature of their leaves.  By doing this game, people will be able to observe each leaves thoroughly as well as just having fun.
12. Together with emotion communication The activity consist in dividing of participants to the two groups. All of the people from the groups must think which kind of message they want to sey to each other. If they know the message, they must to paint a pictures like everybody have in mobilephone or computer. There are some kinds of emoticons which they can by use for it. Each from a pictures are painting on the wood plates. After that, the people from another group must try to find only with help of pictures the correct message about of forest. If one groups know the message, they change the place. The aim of the activity is developing of communications between participants and developing of creativity and also fun for all.
13. Learn English Outdoors! The aim of this activity is for participants to learn some English adjectives and their opposites in a playful way using natural materials. This activity is taken from new teaching materials published this year by SILVIVA which provide teachers with tools to help them teach all subjects outside the classroom.