Welcome to the page dedicated to a joint Alpine pedagogical tool developed by rangers, educators and staff in charge of education in Alpine protected areas:
The Alps in my Backpack!
A picnic tablecloth, a nap blanket, a parasol or umbrella, a folding-screen?
The tool "The Alps in my backpack " is certainly multifunctional, but it is first and foremost a cross-country teaching support to be taken in the backpack for animations on the field, in connection with the Alps, the mountain heritage and the alpine protected areas!
Measuring 240 x 150 cms and printed on a resistant fabric, it presents the map of the Alps and their main protected areas:
(to view the layout more in details, you can download a PDF version below)
It was created in a collective way by members of the Working Group “Mountain Environmental Education in Alpine Protected Areas”, who wished for a long time to benefit from a common, simple and practical tool, allowing to approach the alpine issues on their global dimension, beyond the usual borders, during their animations.
It will be completed step by step by various pedagogical resources and thematic fact sheets, which will be available for free download on this webpage.
The layout is also available for free for the ALPARC members (only) as high definition file ready for print. Beside the fabric versions provided by ALPARC, this allow also the members to print "The Alps in my backpack" on further materials, as large paper posters, wooden boards or large panels for exhibits or visitor centres, etc...
For any question, please contact info [at] alparc.org
Production: ALPARC 2016
Developed in collaboration with members of the Working groups “Mountain Environmental Education in Alpine Protected Areas” of ALPARC and Educ’Alpes
Graphic design & Illustrations: regisferre.com
With the financial support of the German Ministry for the Environment and the Principality of Monaco