Didactic dissemination articles

A SEA OF SCIENCE: LEARNING ABOUT THE CLIMATE CHANGE AT THE RIA DEL BURGO

S. Vázquez – Santa Maria del Mar School , SPAIN

pp. 158-168   |  Article Number: 9
Published Online: June, 2018

Abstract
This article summarizes the activities carried out by students and professors of the Santa María del Mar School (Jesuits) in A Coruña within the scope of the European project EduCO2cean, co-funded by ERASMUS + from the hand of the IES Virxe do Mar de Noia (A Coruña), University of Vigo, the Portuguese Association of Environmental Education (ASPEA), and The Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (MASTS), among others.

Students interviewed scientists and responsible environmental managers, developed a citizen science project and created a publication about the effects of climate change on the Ria del Burgo, among other activities. Teachers designed a teaching sequence which incorporates citizen science in school, and experiences “hands-on”, researching and activities of “Authentic learning ” that are described in section 2. The didactic sequence can easily be replicated in any other educational center and the results seem to indicate that it can favor the understanding of the environmental problems related to climate change and the oceans and, above all, enhance an environmental ethic.

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