In the context of a project largely funded by the British Embassy in Sofia named ‘Green Schooling as an Alternative to the Summer Green School’, EQ did a series of workshops with groups of teenagers that allowed the exploration of the entire World of Trees from a variety of perspectives – their
- remarkable capabilities
- contribution to the balance of nature
- contribution to mankind
- impact on the human consciousness throughout the ages
Most importantly, the children came to understand the threat posed by human activity. One of the main lessons we learned while composing this extensive and varied series of activities is how different criteria conflict when deciding sequence and duration. Generally, hard practical considerations need to take precedence over neatness in the sense of – say – thematic links.