The Kiscelli-Doberdó trail was inaugurated

A development of both natural and cultural significance has been realised in the wooded area above the institution, in cooperation with the Rejtő Sándor Faculty of Light Industry and Environmental Engineering (RKK). The main stops on the trail are: the Chapel Spring, the Clay Showground, the Lookout Point, the Sweetwater Limestone Terrace, Ligetes Park, the Schimdt Spring and the Clay Pit. The excursionists can get a complete picture of the natural and cultural history of the area.

Dr. Krisztina Demény, senior lecturer, Deputy Director of the Institute of the RKK, expressed her pleasure that the EU funding made it possible to build the educational trail. She said: the planning started in 2007, Ildikó Bocsi, an environmental engineering student, had the idea of creating a so-called employer trail in the Kiscelli plateau area. At the trail's inauguration, Csaba Kovács Richárd, MSc student and demonstrator, who is actively involved in the project, explained that one of the aims of the trail was to raise awareness. Anyone who follows the trail will get a complete picture of the geological features and cultural and historical values of the area. At the event, Dr. László Kiss, Mayor of Óbuda-Békásmegyer Municipality, highlighted the importance of the development of green spaces, in the shaping of which the local authority's experts have made a special effort to form environmentally conscious behaviour.

Dr. Krisztina Demény stressed that the Kiscelli Plateau was a good choice because it is a small, easily accessible, quieter green space in the neighbourhood, not least because it is close to the university building. The lecturers place great emphasis on practical education for students, and the trail is one way of doing this, which also plays a role in developing and deepening environmental education and an environmentally aware attitude. All this is integrated into the teaching and learning work at university level, an excellent tool for which is project teaching, thinking in projects, which is now a compulsory part of the curriculum.

The main objective of the trail was to create a complex educational and educational site (development of a thematic trail), which would present important natural and environmental values, and target the 10-18 age group, university students. At the same time, the aim was to make the information accessible to all.The trail includes 1 trailhead and 7 additional stations with information panels. The site is easily accessible through the website of the Faculty, and QR codes at the stations help you find your way around). The trail can be completed in 1 hour at a comfortable pace.

The development of the Kiscelli-Doberdó educational trail with the support of the Cohesion Fund of the European Union, KEHOP-1.2.1-18-2018-00026 Nézzünk szembe a klímaváltozással! Lakossági szemléletformálás Óbuda-Békásmegyeren was implemented within the framework of the project.


Updated: 01.06.2022.

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