Programme of the Tenth Session of the Winter Forest School at IBL
“Current problems of public communication and education in forestry”
Sękocin Stary, 13-15 March 2018
DAY 1 (Tuesday, 13 March 2018)
09.00 - 10.00 Registration of participants
10.00 - 10.10 Welcome – Jacek Hilszczański, Director of the Forest Research Institute
10.10 - 10.50 Inaugural addresses – Ministry of the Environment, Directorate-General of the State Forests

Part I: Current challenges of forest education
10.50 - 11.20 Challenges for forest science and education (Marek Turčáni, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague)
11.20 - 11.40 Educating forest educators (Magdalena Frączek, University of Agriculture in Kraków)
11.40 - 12.00 Ethics and truth in public communication (Stanisław Ormanty, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw)

12.00 - 12.30 Coffee break

12.30 - 12.50 Current contents and methods of forest education (Wiktor Naturski, Association of Forest Educators; Magdalena Stępińska, State Forests Information Centre)
12.50 - 13.10 Contribution of the Polish Academy of Sciences to development of forest science (Andrzej Grzywacz, Polish Academy of Sciences)

13.10 - 14.00 Discussion
14.00 - 15.00 Lunch (Exhibition and Conference Centre, IBL)

Part II: Current state and prospects for development of forest science and education
15.00 - 15.30 Forest research capacities in Europe (Marko Lovrić, European Forest Institute, Joensuu, Finland)
15.30 - 16.00 Further education in forestry sector in Slovakia (Peter Balogh, National Forest Centre, Zvolen, Slovakia)
16.00 - 16.20 Current state and prospects for development of secondary forestry education (Jacek Krawczyk, Ministry of the Environment)

16.20 - 16.50 Coffee break

16.50 - 17.10 Forest and wood sector in view of:
- higher forestry education development (Henryk Żybura, Arkadiusz Gruchała, Warsaw University of Life Sciences)
- forest research development (Jacek Hilszczański, Krzysztof Stereńczak, Forest Research Institute)

17.10 - 18.00 Discussion
19.00 - 23.00 Official Dinner (Hotel Groman)

DAY 2 (Wednesday, 14 March 2018)
Part II: Current state and prospects for development of forest science and education – cont.

9.00 - 9.20 The role of associations in disseminating forest knowledge (Tomasz Borecki, Andrzej Kawalec, Forest Friends Association; Jan Łukaszewicz, Polish Forest Society)
9.20 - 9.40 Education and communication in forestry (Piotr Paschalis Jakubowicz, Association of Foresters and Wood Technologists)
9.40 - 10.00 Possibilities and effects of financial support for forest education (Roman Wójcik, Katarzyna Zaczek, National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management)
10.00 - 10.10 Forest education in the new core curriculum assumptions (llona Mrowińska, Forest and Nature Education Centre, Jeziory Wysokie)

10.10 - 11.00 Discussion
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

Part III: Communication of foresters with the public
11.30 - 12.00 Communication in state forest organizations (Gerhard Oesten, University of Freiburg, Germany)
12.00 - 12.30 The role of media in communicating foresters with the public (Pat Neville, Coillte, Ireland)
12.30 - 13.00 Advocating forestry: challenges and lessons learned from recent EU key policy developments (Salvatore Martire, European State Forest Association EUSTAFOR)

13.00 - 14.00 Discussion
14.00 - 15.00 Lunch (Exhibition and Conference Centre, IBL)

15.00 - 15.30 The history and the future of forest education in Europe (Bastian Kaiser, Rottenburg University of Applied Forest Sciences, Germany)
15.30 - 16.00 Public relation in forestry – best practices (Milan Sarvaš, National Forest Centre, Zvolen, Slovakia)
16.00 - 16.10 Searching for methods to increase range and efficiency of forest education of the society in the Regional Directorate of the State Forests in Kraków (Paweł Byrtek, Krzeszowice Forest District; Mateusz Albrycht, Miechów Forest District)
16.10 - 16.20 “Butterfly Night” in the Antonin Forest District – the use of a workshop method in forest education (Waldemar Blaźniak, Antonin Forest District; Mirosław Maciąg, Gniezno Forest District)
16.20 - 16.30 The innovative educational method – a mobile application of “The Antonin Path” in the Wydymacz nature reserve in the Antonin Forest District (Klaudyna Jędrasiewicz, Michał Duszyński, Antonin Forest District)
16.30 - 16.40 The Biodiversity Days in the Polanów Forest District as a comprehensive form of public education and a tool for development and promotion of forestry sciences (Jacek Todys, Joanna Dominik, Iwona Kujawska, Tomasz Kurek, Polanów Forest District)

16.40 - 17.40 Discussion

DAY 3 (Thursday, 15 March 2018)
Part III: Communication of foresters with the public – cont.
9.00 - 9.20 Challenges and prospects for development of public communication in the State Forests (Anna Malinowska, Directorate-General of the State Forests; Sławomir Trzaskowski, State Forests Information Centre)
9.20 - 9.40 Efficiency of activities in forest educational facilities – subjects and implementation (Anna Pikus, Directorate-General of the State Forests; Aleksandra Piasecka, State Forests Information Centre; Grażyna Głuch, Artur Sawicki, Forest Research Institute)
9.40 - 10.00 Creating image of a forester and contemporary forestry by mass media (Adam Łaszyn, Alert Media Communications)
10.00 - 10.20 The role of social media in building awareness and attitudes towards forestry (Bartłomiej Rak, Socjomania)
10.20 - 10.40 Current perception of hunting (Bogdan Balik, Directorate-General of the State Forests; Diana Piotrowska, Polish Hunting Association)

10.40- 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 11.20 Forest scientific journals and forestry magazines – current state and development strategies (Joanna Szewczykiewicz, Forest Research Institute; Artur Rutkowski, Głos Lasu; Urszula Zubert, Las Polski)
11.20 - 11.30 Forest education in social media – current status and prospects (Radosław Lewoń, Ewa Pirożnikow, Faculty of Forestry, Białystok University of Technology in Hajnówka)
11.30 - 11.40 Forest and foresters as perceived by society – what affects the image of the State Forests and foresters – survey in the Wielkopolska Province (Małgorzata Krokowska-Paluszak, Adrian Łukowski, Maciej Skorupski, Poznań University of Life Sciences; Arkadiusz Gruchała, Warsaw University of Life Sciences)
11.40 - 11.50 Education for environmental ethics in forest areas – the idea of Leave No Trace Przemysław Płoskonka, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw

11.50 - 12.40 Discussion
12.40 - 12.50 Conclusions
12.50 - 13.00 Closing the session
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch (Exhibition and Conference Centre, IBL)

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