VERBUND and Hohe Tauern National Park are direct neighbours in Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol. VERBUND generates clean electricity in its hydropower plants at the front section of the national park. In the "VERBUND Climate School of the Hohe Tauern National Park"
it is intended that students experience what everyone is able to do for climate protection in daily life and the far-reaching impact that this can have on our environment.
The climate school is planned as a mobile school. Its range of services is initially destined for the schools of the national park communities. As a further step, students of the three national park federal states of Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol are also to be included. Specially trained national park rangers act as teachers, giving students from the fourth through to the tenth grades an understanding about the relationship between the climate, energy and climate protection. It is intended that the tuition take the form of project weeks. By means of method diversity and an interdisciplinary access, the budding climate conservationists should be able to see, hear, smell and touch the subject.
Project partner – The Association of Friends of Hohe Tauern National Park
Since 1993, the Association of Friends of Hohe Tauern National Park has been supporting projects in the areas of ecology, conservation and science/research. Renowned companies such as Swarovski, Ja! Natürlich, Stiegl, as well as VERBUND and private individuals, are promoting the idea of Hohe Tauern National Park. The goal of the innovative education programme is that the decision-makers of tomorrow develop an understanding of climatic factors and relationships and are therewith able to make a conscious contribution to climate protection. The project partnership with VERBUND is a further step in this direction.