It’s been a two months since our arrival in De Hoge Rielen and still not cease to discover people, places and activities of this beautiful place! It’s hard to describe how this park can bring so much happiness to those who work here and those who simply spend their free time here, but I’ll try anyway to give you an idea….
Not only our arrival was newness in de Hoge Rielen on the beginning of the season. Definately much more exciting was opening new Natuur & Avontuur attraction which was building during last year and which seems to be a big success for now. As an EVS volunteer I had a pleasure to be involved in the preparation process, to take a part in a big ‘try out’ and the most important I have a possibility to work as an assistant in Avontuurparcours now, what I enjoy a lot! Let’s get to know more about this place…
So much is going on at the moment at de Hoge Rielen, while the landscape is changing day by day. The first leaves have already fallen and you can see more and more mushrooms allover the domein. September is a busy month: “Back to school” means that many groups come to do workshops and it is the perfect time to improve my coaching skills and put them into practise. I’m acquiring new social skills and group leadership techniques at Natuur en Avontuur and I find them very useful and interesting. Especially the fact of doing it in another language makes it more challenging and appealing.
On the other hand, the building of the new Avonturenparcours has already begun. Our task at N&A is to define objectives and consider the educational purpose of the activity. We are selecting possible topics related to nature and wildlife to include them in the parcours which is ment to be ready for next year. It is not only a creative activity, but also a research activity that involves reading and learning about natural environments and animals.
So, I am facing a wide variety of tasks this automn and that sounds very good!