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Activities


1. External activities

 1) Invitation and guidance for visitors: to guide the visitors in the museum and show them how to view and touch  nature
 2) Holding the Beech Center steering committee: to hold the steering committee, where business plans and their progress will be reported, to manage the Center effectively
 3) Introduction of the menu of nature experiences: to introduce a walk in the beech forest, canoeing, snowshoe walking, etc.
 4) Introduction of nature discovery courses: to introduce walking courses in the beech forest and the observation areas of flora and fauna depending on the visitors’ interests
 5) Mediation of the instructors: to mediate instructors depending on the visitors’ objectives


2. Promotion activities

 1) Holding a photography contest for the beech forest: to call for the photographs of the town’s beech trees and decide winners of the contest. The works would be exhibited in the Center’s gallery.
 2) Holding nature observation events: to hold regular observation gatherings in the forest and near the waterside.
 3) Publication of nature observation guide books: to edit and publish the flora, fauna, and mountain guide books to inform the town’s people and visitors. 
 4) Support and guidance for integrated study: to advise and provide materials for integrated studies of primary schools and junior high schools.
 5) Training the authorized guides and instructors: to hold workshops that instruct the guides on the preparation and knowledge needed about nature and rescue operations for walking in the forests and climbing the mountains.
 6) Establishment and training of “The Children’s Beech Club”: to establish “The Children’s Beech Club,” which is geared toward students in both primary and junior high schools and holds timely observation and presentation events.
 7) Creation of guidelines for Tadami’s nature experience: to create a brochure for the instructors and tourists that instructs them on the proper behavior to be adopted while viewing the nature of Tadami.
 8) Creation of a guidance program for nature experiences: to create and distribute the menu and curriculum of nature experience activities for outdoor learning and integrated study.


3. Research activities

 1) Publication of The Beech Center bulletin: to edit and publish a bulletin that includes research reports, papers, materials on beech trees, and the activity report on the Center.
 2) Implementation of honoring project of academic papers: a national call for academic papers on beech forests and review to honor the winner.
 3) Conduct academic research: to accordingly conduct the natural environmental academic research subject to plants, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and mammals.
 4) Collection and release of materials and papers: to collect materials and papers on beech forests and the natural environment, and make them available for visitors’ reference. 
 5) Creation of the new nature discovery courses: to select and specify the courses by purpose, such as beech forest walking, flower observation, and waterside forest observation.
 6) Research and publication of cultural resources: to research the town’s various cultural resources such as geography, folklore, history, and culture, and publish them as information available to visitors.


4. Dissemination activities

 1) Publication of PR brochure: create a PR brochure to publish the activities of the Center.
 2) Publication of various guide maps: to publish various guide maps for nature, insects, flowers, etc.
 3) Information dissemination on the Internet: to globally transmit the activity reports and various types of information on the Internet.
 4) Dissemination of activity information: to introduce the activities in a quarterly journal.

   

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