The Pathfinders of the Waters represent the group of children who have built, with their own hands, life-size wooden boats, with which they explore the waters of the localities they belong to in order to learn as much as possible about these natural spaces. In years to come, with their passion for nature and accumulated knowledge, they will be able to become capable guides for visitors. The guides come from Mila 23, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Eșelnita, Sfântu Gheorghe, Sulina, Piscu, Chilia Veche, and Comana. They built their canoes and paddles in “meaningful learning” workshops, in 4-week sessions, under the guidance of the carpenter Viorel Gheorghe of the Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23 Association.
These groups of apprentice carpenters now form the club we have named together “The Pathfinders of the Waters”.
What did the Pathfinders of the Waters set out to do
– to protect and promote the natural and cultural values of the locals
– to encourage tourists to discover natural landscapes with care for the environment and living things
– to raise interest in local culture, multiculturalism and cultural diversity
– to encourage tourists to explore the local cultural heritage
– to be good citizens, to make rational and responsible choices towards the environment and the community
– to document their information from verifiable sources and look for creative opportunities for local development
As Pathfinders of the Waters with apprentice carpenter skills, the actions of the children in the network consider:
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