The seminar on the theme "Development prospects of Ecological Education and Experience, Tourism and Ethnography Centers operating in the system of the Ministry of Education" was held at the initiative of the Republican Centre of Ecological Education and Experience under Ministry of Education, the Young Tourists and Ethnography Centre by the experts of the Central Scientific Library of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), WWF, GIZ, BSU, ENPİ FLEG and "Ecosphere" SEC.
The seminar, held at the Central Scientific Library of ANAS with the participation of the directors of Ecological Education and Experience and Young Tourists and Ethnography Centers operating in our country, was dedicated to the organization of continuous ecological education on the basis of global and local experience, the strategic areas of activities in this field, joint cooperation, exchange of experience, the use of new teaching methods in the field of ecological education and tourism, and the discussion of various projects.
Firuza Sultanzade, Director of the Republican Ecological Education and Experience, Tourism and Ethnography Center operating under the Ministry of Education, welcomed the participants of the event and wished success to the work of the seminar.
The participants were informed about the main targets of future development strategy during multiple presentations delivered on the work done in the field of ecological education, ecosystem services, biodiversity conservation, protection and restoration of forest ecosystems. They expressed their views on the prospects of creating the Republican network of ecological and tourism centers, and on the teaching of ecology in secondary and higher education institutions. Extensive discussions were held with the teaching staff on the teaching of environmental topics, the holding of mass events, the environmental protection, the expansion of relations with government agencies and public organizations in the field of children's tourism, as well as the group work on special instructions was organized for the heads of the Centers.