Welcome to the YUNUS european project

Welcome to the european project YUNUS website, which is dedicated to three animal species: the Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus), the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) and the White Stork (Ciconia ciconia). The species are common in Greece and Turkey, as is the YUNUS project, which was implemented between the two environmental organizations; the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN) and the Türkiye Çevre Eğitim Vakfı (TÜRÇEV). Our educational material, as well as the films we created for the three species, are at your disposal!

The material is addressed to Primary Education teachers who want to implement Environmental Education Programmes and focus either on the three species of fauna mentioned above, or on some other topic through adapting their educational plan. The educational materials are also available in printed form, however, you can download both the educational kits and the accompanying resources to make the most of it. The material includes the introductory stage, implementation steps, and recommendations for assessing students’ understanding of the subject. The ideas are many, as well as the suggested activities: crafts, kinesthetic games, knowledge quizzes, etc. Additionally, you can watch the three relevant films which provide you with information, or watch them directly in the classroom along with your students.

Our goal is to enrich the educational process in order to strengthen the environmental awareness of future active citizens!