"Floopie", the flying fish - young children environmental awareness project - Project number 02/338329
The project intends to raise public awareness to environmental issues.The aim is to encourage young people, and indirectly the general public, to safeguard the environment by adopting an environmentally friendly behaviour. What this behaviour should be, is demonstrated by concrete examples. The project focuses on environmental problems related to water and air.
The main target groups of this project are households/families, but also the set of organisations young people deal with: youth organisations, kindergarten, environmental organisations, centres for the education concerning nature, etc.
The project aims to adapt basic Floopie materials to the specific situation in the partner countries (including translation of the materials into 10 European languages) and to supply the partner countries with enough sets of these materials including two booklets "Floopie and the water" and "Floopie and the air"; a manual for adults/educators (accompanying both booklets), hand puppets, game "Dominoes", stickers with environmentally friendly tips, posters "water" and "air", video (with mother tape in sufficient quality to be broadcast on television).
Umweltbundesamt GmbH (Austrian Federal Environment Agency)
Address: Spittelauer Laende 5, A-1090 Vienna, Austria.
Contact: Ulrike Staerk, Tel.: 0043 1 31304 3260, Fax: 0043 1 31304 5959; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
VLAAMSE MILIEUMAATSCHAPPIJ (Flemish Environment Agency)
Address: A.Van de Maelestraat 96, 9320 Erembodegem;
Contact: Johan Janda, Head of Communication Department, e-mail: email@example.com; Project manager: Wilfried Vandaele, Tel. 00 32 2 502 68 42Fax: 00 32 59 23 95 48, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ENFO (National Environmental Information Service)
Address: 17 St. Andrew's Street, Dublin 2, Ireland;
Contact: Brendan Linehan, Tel. +353-1-8883930;
Agenzia Nazionale per l'Ambiente - ANPA, Italian National Agency for
Environmental Protection Address: via Vitaliano Brancato, 48, I- 00144 Roma,
Contact: Prof. Renato Angelo Ricci, Tel. +39 06.5007.2043
Legal status of partner: Non Profit Technical-Scientific Public Body
Ministry of Environment and Water;
Address: ul. W. Gladstone 67, Bg-1000 Sofia, Bulgaria.
Contact: Camellia Dikova, Tel. 00359-2-9406243
Ministry of Waters and Environmental Protection,
Address: 12, Libertatii Blvd, Sector 4, Bucharest, Romania;
Contact: Valentin Brustur, Tel. +401-410-0482
Ministry for Environment of the Republic of Hungary
Address: Fö u. 44-50; H-1011 BUDAPEST;
Contact: Zita Gellér, Tel. +36-1-457.35.78
Environment Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and
EnvironmentAddress: Tagmatarhou Pouliou 17, 1411 NICOSIA, Cyprus;
Contact: Christina Pantazi, Tel. +357-2-30.38.70
Ministry of Environment and Energy
Address: Højbro Plads 4, DK-1200 Copenhagen K;Contact: Dorte Bennedbaek, Tel. +45-33-92.70.65
The Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM)
Address: P.O. Box 20951 (IPC120), NL - 2500 EZ The Hague;
Contact: Wiepke Maljers/Roel Linn, Tel. +31-70-33939987
Umweltbundesamt (German Federal Environmental Agency), Referat Aufklärung
der Öffentlichkeit in Umweltfragen (Public Information Unit)
Address: Bismarckplatz 1, D-14193 Berlin, Germany,
Contact: Magdalena Hölters-Freier, Tel. +49-30-8903-2180
Republic of Slovenia - Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning
Address: Dunajska c. 48, 1000-SI LJUBLJANA,
Contact: Manca Setina-Miklic, Mateja Simcic; Tel.: +386(0)1 4787345,
Expected results and information material available:
Raised public environmental awareness among children, parents and educators through the production, distribution and use of the following materials:
- First of all, there are the colourful booklets "Floopie and the water" and "Floopie and the air". The booklets are meant for very young children (kindergarteners / pre-schoolers in a nursery class and pupils in the first year of primary education).
- Environmental game: "Floopie Dominoes", for children between 3 and 10. The game shows behaviour which is good for the environment, and behaviour which is bad for the environment. If the children do the right things, they win the game.
- Video with animated pictures and environment saving tips, for 3 to 10 year old children. The master tapes have broadcast quality, and can be used on television.
- Hand puppet. The adult, parent or "educator" can use this puppet with a group of children. So, the main character of the project is physically present amongst the children.
- Posters, showing Floopie in the water and in the air, surrounded by things that are good for the environment, and things that are bad for the environment.
- And finally, there are stickers with environment saving tips.
The materials will be translated, adapted to the local conditions, and made available at least in the following 10 European languages: Dutch (original), English, German, Italian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Hungarian, Greek, Danish and Slovenian. Estonia is also preparing to join the project.
Due to the multinational co-operative approach, the project will have a multiplier effect in many European countries, leading to a considerable and long-lasting further dissemination.
Internet site address: www.ubavie.gv.at