Forests, groves, parks as well as any area with fewer or more trees can be a suitable field for students' environmental awareness. Even a single tree as a subject of thoughtful observation can give children opportunities for discussion around many issues such as those of environmental protection, endangered species, human's relationship with nature and many more. Ιn addition to environmental awareness, trees can also contribute to the intercultural awareness of students. In all cultures without exception, trees and plants have a particularly important place and there are many myths, stories and traditions associated with them. Also, the great variety of trees that exist in the world, the variety of trunks, leaves, fruits, the variety of colors and sizes, are a constant stimulus for approaching the beauty that is created in diversity and the richness that emerges through the synthesis of differences.This article describes a day trip to a forest where participated a group of student teachers and peer refugees and sheds light on the intercultural interactions created on occasion of the trip in the forest.

Author Biography

Kostas Magos

Kostas Magos is associate professor at the Department of Early Childhood Education in the University of Thessaly in Greece. His scientific interests focus on the theory and practice of intercultural and global education.

Irida Tsevreni

Irida Tsevreni is assistant professor at the Department of Early Childhood Education in the University of Thessaly in Greece. Her research interests include environmental education, children’s participation, mindfulness and ecophenomenology in pedagogical praxis.



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