RMK to open a nature centre at Viimsi 28.05

Tomorrow, on 28 May, RMK will be opening a nature centre at Viimsi where the principal focus of the study programmes will be on providing information about nature in the suburbs. The nature centre will organise horizon expanding study expeditions for both nursery schools and schools, and for everyone interested

This is the first nature centre in the vicinity of Tallinn, housed in the renovated former forest district building at Rohuneeme tee 29. RMK’s Viimsi Nature Centre will be open from 10.00 – 18.00 daily during the summer season.

Along the recreation area’s study trails located in the vicinity of Tallinn, the Viimsi Nature Centre will be offering free-of-charge nature education programmes for nursery schools and general education schools, and fee based study programmes for anyone requesting them. The main trails used for study programmes are the Tädu nature study trail in Viimsi and the Harku forest nature trail.

In addition to various educational programmes, visitors to the nature centre will be able to obtain information material and information on opportunities for forest recreation, examine the collection of materials at the nature centre, view films on nature and play games on the subject. Also, Jüri Pere’s photography exhibition, “The Beauty of Details, the Joy of True Things”, will be on display.

RMK has a total of 18 nature centres and four nature houses across Estonia. RMK’s nature centres and nature houses are at the core of RMK’s recreation areas, where information is provided on the nature and recreation facilities in the area. In addition to nature centres, information on forest recreation is also available at RMK’s 23 information desks; the information desk in Tallinn operates at the western gate of the Tallinn Zoo.

RMK is a profit-making state agency established under the Forestry Act, aimed at the sustainable and efficient management of the state forest. RMK grows reforestation materials, organises forestry works and is engaged in the sale of forest and timber and the upkeep of wild animals. In addition, RMK provides opportunities for hiking in nature and resting in the forest at recreation areas, in Estonia’s five national parks and about 40 other protected areas, and shapes awareness of nature. In total, 13 recreation areas, 1735 kilometres of hiking trails, 178 chimneyed outdoor fireplaces, 41 camping areas, 24 forest huts, 15 forest houses, and 700 other stand-alone features have been set up for visitors in the state forest and conservation areas. RMK manages 38% of Estonia’s forests.

Further information:

Sirli Vijar
Manager, Viimsi Nature Centre, RMK
Tel 5340 7513