This page collects all the initiatives dedicated specifically to schools on the occasion of European Researchers’ Night 2022 and beyond.

Our idea is to create local learning communities, by strongly connecting research institutions and schools, to promote the insertion of marine sciences into the school curricula in order to grow a more ocean literate new generation. We will bring the protagonists of the scientific community to schools to raise awareness on the importance of research methods and approaches, strategies and results. By offering interactive lessons, hands-on activities and events, both in presence and online, researchers will directly engage pupils in their scientific activities.

We propose an integrated path to encourage and promote the participation of pupils and teachers to ERN activities and pre-events:

A new Blue generation

Students/pupils involvement will occur in several ways: a) a wide offer of lectures on different disciplines will be proposed to the schools by bringing researchers into schools of all grades, also thanks to the eventual presence of members of the EU Youth4Ocean Forum.

These meetings will be made available both with the presence of the speakers in the schools and online, to reach schools beyond our regional boundaries. Moreover, this double modality will allow us to carry on these activities also in case of limitations due to pandemic problems.

The list of meetings made available by researchers from BlueNIGHTs partner institutions will be available at the end of August 2022.

A network of Ocean Literate teachers

A training course for teachers will be held by researchers of various partners: the aim of the course will be to bring teachers closer to the world of research and science communication. The course will build on the EU Blue school handbook and offer online lessons (in English) about the main marine topics of BlueNIGHTs partners, as well as hands-on activities onsite where teachers can learn how to work with pupils to address these topics. We will also build a blog for the teachers to interact and share their activities, as an inspiration for others and a peer-to-peer evaluation methods. Stay tuned on our SOCIALS to know when the blog will be opened.

Young researchers to renew the BlueNIGHTs

The list of Blue projects for the ERN 2023 and as pre-event will be available in January 2023. It will be possible to NAVIGATE among the pupils own exhibition stands where they present their project through experimental science activity. In the meantime,  you can find the EU Blue Schools

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