Environmental education and related activities are an important and highly discussed issue worldwide, as environmental education resources in a number of countries, including developing countries, are still a major problem. In Georgia too, environmental awareness campaigns are a relatively new issue. Various issues are being developed on a daily basis in this regard and eco-education activities for youth are becoming systematic.
One of the best tools for environmental education is field trips in nature, as the participants can better understand the details on which have acquired theoretical knowledge. Consequently, by planning the ecoeducation trails within the project the level of environmental education in Samegrelo region and Martvili municipality will be improved. In addition, the eco-educational trail may host visitors from other regions, as it is attractive due its diversity.
When planning educational trails, we took into account that the main segment of visitors on the trail will be school children. There fore, easy paths with substantial biodiversity and sightseeing were selected. When selecting the trail, in addition to environmental education, we considered the fact that both historical and cultural monuments are available along the selected trails, which makes them more interesting and will attract more visitors.
Both educational trails represent a one-way route, starting from and returning to the same destination. It is also worth noting that the eco-educational trails follow the route of the hiking trails on those sections, sightseeing are located and form a structurally integral part of the trails planned within the frames of the project.