|What do we do? - Education|
EPOCA invites teachers and scientists to join forces to develop young people’s understanding of global change, discover scientific research on the topic and act locally to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. If you are a scientist, technician, PhD student or other research staff involved in EPOCA or any other Global Change Research:
- Do you want to share your knowledge with schools/teachers/students?
- Do you want to be challenged by questions?
- Do you want to increase your communication skills?
- Do you want to share the responsibility of bringing research results to citizens?
Become a partner for a CarboSchools project!
Why work with schools?
- Reach school children with your results, transfer climate research knowledge to pupils
- Share your fascination, raise attractiveness of science, make the students active & enthusiastic about science
- Increase young people’s knowledge & understanding of global change and sustainability
- Make people aware of science-based decisions which impact their daily lives
- Contribute to changing people’s behaviour and reducing greenhouse gases emissions
- Influence politicians through a better understanding by the public
- Develop citizenship, help future citizens to forge their opinion, to understand and participate to the scientific and political debate on the topic, to look for solutions for the future.
What sort of activities can you be involved in?
- Real-time experiments (in labs, the field or at school)
- Site visits
- Topical lectures & debates (for teachers &/or pupils)
- Access to research results
- Follow-up communication by e-mail (question/answer with students)
How much time is it going to take you?
- From a few hours to a few days within a project duration of a few weeks to a few months, depending on constraints, goals, availabilities – you set the limits
- HIGHLY rewarding for the amount of time spent
What can be your benefits?
- Fulfil institutional educational obligations & funding criteria
- Have fun (increase diversity in work – get away from daily tasks)
- Be a “role model” for pupils
- Enhance your communication skills
- Make your research relevant to the people living in your community
- Help recruitment (university students, researchers)
If you are interested:
- Visit www.carboschools.org
- Propose a partnership project to teachers you know, or get in touch with a school nearby