Can you teach wetland ecology to kids? Join the next I-SWAMP seminar to learn how
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Can you teach wetland ecology to kids? Join the next I-SWAMP seminar to learn how
13 Oct 2023 16:00 - 13 Oct 2023 17:45
University of Padova - TESAF department - Lucio Susmel Centre for Alpine Environment Studies

We are delighted to announce a forthcoming teachers/educators-only seminar dedicated to Alpine wetlands, a group of ecosystem encompassing ponds, peatlands marshes, and wet meadows.

This event is an important part of I-SWAMP (a project co-funded by the European Union through the Interreg Alpine Space program).

The seminar will be held in San Vito di Cadore (BL, Italy), at the Lucio Susmel Centre for Alpine Environment Studies (Centro Studi per l'Ambiente Alpino, Università degli Studi di Padova) on October 13th 2023 at 4.00 PM. You will also be able to join us from the comfort of your homes via a live broadcast on Zoom. The seminar will be conducted in Italian. A German/Slovenian version in coming soon!

Wetlands represent fragile yet vibrant ecosystems that play a pivotal role in biodiversity conservation and support local communities. It is for this reason that engaging schools in environmental communication and education is of paramount importance.

During the seminar, we will talk about the unique characteristics of Alpine wetlands. Additionally, we will introduce a valuable educational tool: a specially crafted booklet designed for schools, encompassing both theory and workshops suitable for primary and middle school classes (6 to 14 years old). These activities can be easily adapted to engage schools at any age, thereby contributing to the dissemination of environmental awareness across all educational levels.

The seminar will be concise, lasting approximately one and a half hours, but will be rich of information for you as educators. For those who will be present at the Centre, there will also be opportunities for hands-on laboratory activities to be conducted together.

But the activities do not conclude here! On the following day, Saturday, October 14th, we have scheduled a field excursion exclusively for teachers and educators. Weather permitting, the excursion will take place at Pian dei Buoi, Lozzo di Cadore, a location housing two project sites and several captivating wetland areas.

To participate in these activities, we kindly request you to fill the form available here by Wednesday, October 11th.

We understand that your time is precious, but please do not hesitate to express your interest in the notes, via email, or during the seminar. Our project also envisions direct interventions in classrooms, so there is room to some of your classes in the mission to promote environmental awareness among young minds.

Together, we can make a difference in the protection of Alpine wetlands and in the environmental education of future generations. We eagerly anticipate sharing this remarkable experience with you.

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