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May 06, 2009

Inquiry to Insight: An International Environmental Science Collaboration

Environmental problems are both global and local in scope, with important issues such as climate change transcending all boundaries; effective solutions to these problems will require communication among countries.

In particular, climate change issues are of growing concern, and it is imperative that the next generation of policy makers, educators and citizens understand the causes and undertake effective solutions to these challenges.

The /Inquiry-to-Insight/ (I2I) students use emerging technologies to investigate environmental issues through comparison of the ways these problems are addressed and studied in Sweden and the US. Then, the students work collaboratively to envision solutions.

http://i2i.stanford.edu/

Further information: Géraldine Fauville
Project coordinator WGLN III: Inquiry to Insight
Web: Inquiry-to-Insight
The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences - Kristineberg
S-450 34 Fiskebäckskil
Sweden
Email: geraldine.fauville@loven.gu.se
Phone: ++46 (0) 523 18543
Fax: ++46 (0) 523 18502

Zoom: Kids on the Move 2009

After seven years' big success the ZOOM campaign once again invites children all over Europe to make their daily journeys independently and in an environmental-friendly way. By collecting so called Green Footprints all over Europe, the children will show the "big ones", what the "small ones" do for the protection of the global climate!

The modules and materials produced within the campaign offer concrete ideas and activities for teachers, parents and children. Nursery and primary-school children, and their parents, will increase their awareness of eco-friendly mobility by getting involved with activities covering the topics sustainability, climate and transport in a playful way.

More information (PDF document)

May 05, 2009

Chat no. 7: Beyond Carbon Footprints: the plastics industry’s Eco-Profile

Dear teachers,

The forthcoming FuturEnergia chat will take place on 15 May 2009 at 14.00. Its theme is “Beyond Carbon Footprints: the plastics industry’s Eco-Profile”.
Age group: 12-20
Date: 15 May 2009
Time: 14.00 CET
Guest: Isidro Quiroga, Commercial Vice President of Basic Plastics for Dow in Europe & IMEA

Language: English

The teachers who would like to take part in the chat with their classes should register by sending an email to Petru Dumitru at: futurenergia@eun.org

The registration email should contain the following information:
School name
Town
Country
Students' age
Teacher name
Teacher e-mail
Phone number during the chat
Registration deadline: 8 May 2009.

Thank you.

Regards,
Petru Dumitru

Web editor and Project coordinator
European Schoolnet
Rue de Trèves, 61
B-1040 Brussels
Phone: +32.2.790.75.56
Fax: +32.2.790.75.85
http://www.eun.org/