Tourism and sustainable development in an arboretum
Location: Nogent sur Vernisson, France
Period: 05/09/2016 – 05/09/2017
Deadline: 15 April 2016
We are :
« LEGTA Les Barres » College
It is situated 15 km from Montargis on National Road 7 which goes to Nevers (Nièvre) . The
city of Nogent sur Vernisson (2.500 inhabitants) is located 3 km from the college. It is served by train (Paris – Nevers train line).
It is located on the « Arboretum National des Barres ». This arboretum is managed by the
Office National des Forêts – ONF (National Forest Board) . It hots the Institute of Research in Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture ( IRSTEA previously called Cemagref ) and the National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN previously called IFN). These scientific research centers are regularly partners of our college on numerous educational actions.
The College is specialized in the forestry and nature conservation fields. « LEGTA Les
Barres » College prepares two High National Diplomas : Higher agricultural technician diploma « Forestry Management » and Higher agricultural technician diploma « Nature and Wildlife Conservation ». Since September 2012 , a one-year professional Associate Degree is also availablein our college. It is called “Forestry and Watersed management ». It is in relation with the Scienceand Technology Department of the François Rabelais University in Tours (Indre et Loire county) .
From September 2015, we provide opportunities for students to study for a Master’s degree. About 170 students, aged 18 to 22, study and live in the college. About 95% of the students are boarders (dormitories are also open at weekends) .
Our pupils and students come from the rural and outskirt areas of our county and from the
rest of France.
Our school is involved in Erasmus + programs.
Our school has a lot of professional partners in its skills. They regularly help our students to carry out in situ projects.
The EVS person role :
The role of the EVS person will be to work on the potential tourist development of the “Domaine des Barres”. It will propose, among other things, a link between the tourist offer of the Arboretum and students in Higher agricultural technician diploma « Nature and Wildlife Conservation ».
EVS person will :
– Analyze the context,
– Provide tools for tourism development,
– Participate in the development of educational activities,
– Welcome and mentor groups,
– Act as an interface between the students of Higher agricultural technician diploma « Nature and Wildlife Conservation » and the staff of the Arboretum.
These missions will be jointly supervised by the director of the Arboretum and by the
teacher of Nature leadership. All this will be presented to all the persons involved in the project.
Provisional agenda :
* First quarter :
Meeting with the all persons involved in the “Domaine National des Barres” both internally and externally. A report on this work will be made for those involved.
* Second quarter :
Interface with the Higher agricultural technician diploma « Nature and Wildlife
Conservation » students and first pedagogical activities. In fact, the EVS person will participate in the activities of the Arboretum pedagogy. Under the guidance of the Nature leadership, he/she will also supervise groups of these students in connection with the Arboretum.
* Third Quarter :
The EVS person will nature leadership activities. He will implement the proposals he/she
made throughout the area but also to a wider audience.
The third quarter will be an opportunity to take stock of the activities and allow to develop
on more relevant actions for a wider public;
* Fourth quarter :
Preparation of worksheets related to the actions chosen in different languages
Opening up on a worldwide network media with an analysis of the opportunities in this
The EVS person will have the opportunity to take French language classes in Montargis.
Days and hours of these courses will be given by the language center. The EVS person
transportation to get to these courses will be organized by the college.
Throughout his stay, the EVS person will have free time periods which will be used
according to EVS person desire
Please send a letter in support of your application and your curriculum vitae by
email in French or in English to : legtalesbarres 45 @gmail .com
You will be accommodated on the premises with the members of the staff. This apartment
consists of a main room, a kitchenette, a shower and toilet. Meals will be provided by the college during school time (from Monday morning breakfast to Friday lunch).
A car might be available to give you the possibility to organize outdoor activities (for
example speeches in schools, French language classes) and week-end trips.
You will have 2 tutors. You will have a mentor at the LEGTA Les Barres college (the Nature
leadership teacher) and another tutor in the “Arboretum National des Barres” (the Headmaster). For the various practical aspects of everyday life, you will be supported by the management team (for aspects of monitoring and external relations), by teachers (pedagogical issues), by administrative staff (financial aspects), by service staff for logistical issue You will be at all times in contact with staff members on call. Whether you are from the EU or not, we shall help you with administrative procedures so that you comply with both French and European rules as regards employment ans social regulations, visa and residence permit.
We shall also help you organize your journey from his/her place to Nogent-sur-Vernisson
(information on transfers will be provided). Tutors, staff members and volunteer students will help you out whenever necessary.