BlueScience meet BlueSchools
Researchers of all the partner institutions will meet the pupils at schools within this initiative. They will act as “Ocean Ambassadors” of the European Researchers’ Night and for a sustainable use of the ocean.
Our idea is to create local learning communities, strongly linking research institutions to schools, and to promote the inclusion of marine science in school curricula to raise a new, more ocean-literate generation. Specific agendas developed by the project partners in their own country/cities as well as a series of online webinars in English will be available throughout the 2022-2023 school year.
Adopt a School
As part of this three-stage initiative, we are also proposing an integrated path to encourage and promote the participation of pupils and teachers in the activities and pre-events of the European Researchers’ BlueNIGHTs
A new Blue generation
Each BlueNIGHTs partner will choose a high school to work with during the school year. Pupils will be involved in a variety of ways, such as: lectures and seminars on different disciplines proposed by the researchers; classroom discussions with the researchers to facilitate the introduction of ‘ocean-related’ topics into their curricula, as well as the school’s entry into the EU Blue Schools Network; co-design, implement and test demonstration activities, with a learning-by-doing approach, aimed at children or young adults, directly involving participants through experiments, hands-on activities and quizzes as peer-to-peer education; recruiting high school pupils to collaborate with the researchers in presenting research results to the general public.
A network of Ocean Literate teachers
During the 2023, BlueNIGHTs will organise a training course for teachers, held by researchers from the various partners. The aim of the course will be to introduce teachers to the world of marine research and science communication. The course will offer on-site and online lessons (in English) on key marine topics, as well as on-site practical activities where teachers can learn how to work with their pupils to address these topics. Locations will be chosen to ensure that adequate space and facilities are available to accommodate teachers. Stay tuned on our SOCIAL MEDIA to find out when the REGISTRATION for the course will open.
Young researchers to renew the BlueNIGHTs
Teachers will be invited to involve their pupils in a Blue project, to be presented during the EU Researchers’ Night 2023 or a pre-event, learning from researchers and sharing the work developed at school during the school year. Pupils will eventually have an exhibition stand where they can present their project through an interactive hands-on activity. Teachers will also be invited to register their Blue project in the EU Blue Schools Network portal, thus gaining visibility and recognition, and becoming an EU Blue School.
BlueNIGHTs Adopted Schools
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