Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Swarovski
Waterschool

The Swarovski Waterschool of the Hohe Tauern National Park is a mobile school offered to school classes from the national park provinces of Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol free of charge. Specially trained national park rangers visit schools for two to four days and will look into the secrets of water together with the pupils.


  • Some of the work is conducted in the classroom, which may involve experiments, tests and group work. And then, the work is taken outside into nature, where waters and life in them are taken under the microscope and research assignments are completed.
    The aim is for pupils to get to know the element of water in different ways through interdisciplinary teaching and a variety of methods and actively contribute to the protection and sustainable use of the valuable resource of water.

     

    Two project partners for whom water plays a key role

    The abundance of water in the Hohe Tauern National Park can be seen in all of its forms. Glacier crowned mountain peaks, impressive waterfalls, raging mountain rivers or still lakes untouched by man are just a few examples. Aware of having great responsibility, the national park has been committed to the protection of water as a resource and the park's many waters from an early stage.
    Furthermore, water plays a key role for Swarovski. Daniel Swarovski consciously located his company in Wattenbach, Tyrol, where the major energy resource of water is limitless in supply. It is against this backdrop, that the Swarovski Waterschool was founded in the Hohe Tauern National Park in 2000.

     

    Started in the Hohe Tauern National Park – now a successful international project

    The idea of teaching school pupils about the most valuable resource on our planet through numerous experiments, research assignments, and discussion rounds has proven to be extremely successful. In the meantime, the Swarovski Waterschool has gone international and, apart from the Austrian location of the Hohe Tauern National Park, is available in Brazil, China, India, Thailand, Uganda and the USA. Work is conducted with local partners at every location. The principles of water school depend on local needs, but are always based on the three objectives of the Swarovski Waterschool:

    • Access to clean water
    • Educational initiatives on the subject of water
    • Water, basic sanitation and hygiene


    More about the international Swarovski Waterschool: www.swarovskiwaterschool.com


    Our programme for the mobile water school:

    • For school years four to nine
    • Two to four days of lessons (as requested) in the classroom and outdoors
    • Up to four lessons per day
    • No cost for schools in Carinthia, Salzburg and Tyrol
    • All materials required for the waterschool are provided free of charge

     

    Water school project days in the Hohe Tauern National Park:

    • Two-to four-day water school course with rangers in the Hohe Tauern National Park
    • Up to four lessons per day
    • Afternoons provide the opportunity to book in other programme modules offered by the national park (fees apply)
    • The rangers and materials for water school course are provided free of charge; you will have to pay for your travel and accommodation

     

    Booking and information:

    Carinthia National Park Authority
    Tel: + 43 (0) 4825 6161-0
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    Tyrol National Park Authority
    Tel: +43 (0) 4875 5161-806874
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    Salzburg National Park Authority
    Tel: +43 (0) 6562 40849-33
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