The old Tipu schoolhouse is situated in the county of Viljandi, municipality of Kõpu, on the territory of the Soomaa National Park. The school has a varied history. According to the management plan of the National Park, the development strategy of the municipality and the village and the county strategy the school should be transformed into an environmental education centre.

The organization Tipu Nature School was founded with the aim of building up a nature education complex, to organize environmental education events, to support local initiatives and to help preserving cultural goods of the region.
In front of us there is a long way, we like to involve people into the process of building up the Nature School, let them take part in the organization of events and programs.

Our motto:
 Tell me and I'll forget,
 show me and I may remember,
 involve me and I'll understand.

Tipu schoolhouse and village house