Slovakia – Environmental Placement (forestry management, orchard care and wildlife spotting)

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Grampus have had a long running partnership with Lišov Múzeum. Sending UK based students to archaeological, environmal and traditional skills placements.

Lišov Múzeum was established in 2015 as an NGO and runs as an innovative community organisation in the small village in southern part of Slovakia called Lišov, in region Hont.

Lišov Museum has developed it´s research and operating model under the 4 pillars of sustainability (environmental, cultural, social and economic).

There are 4 main parts of the Lišov múzeum: Lišovská izba – the village stone house from 1916 , celebrating the cultural heritage and vernacular architecture of local rural life; Celtic round house – shows the links with the prehistoric and early historic heritage and provides training opportunities in traditional skills and materials; Mask Gallery-  the International mask collection which exhibits masks from around the world  and inside the gallery we have small green village shop with local handmade products from the museum production, village and nearby producers, farmers, artists. Coffee shop in the house from 1887. 

Every year our host in Lišov runs an environmental placement that incorporates seasonal work and traditional crafts that go hand in hand with traditional environmental work.

the PEATS placement in April 2024 included:

Week one: Presentation of our work in the Museum and in the village, visiting cave houses and getting to know the village. During this week we will visit some of the forests around Lišov. We will focus on forestry management, planting new trees. We will be working also in the wineyard and at the bee farm. 

Week two: During this week we will be working in the old village orchard, we will pruning and grafting fruit trees, planting some new ones. At the end of the week we will organise community event,cleaning the area,, – together with the villagers we will clean the roads, and trash around the area of Lišov. 

Week three: During this week we will build a watch tower for the purpose of watching animals. Together with the local hunting association. We will also present the work and the activities of the association. We spend some evenings and mornings in the forest getting to know the animals, their life and recognize animal tracks. We will explain the relationship between different species. Cultural visits are spread throughout the month; to World Heritage site Banska Stiavnica, the Fossa Giganteum, Sahy, Esztergom on the Danube bend and some time in Budapest before flying back home as well as exploring the area on bikes / walking and enjoying summer time in Spa town Dudince swimming pool or driving to local forest pond.

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