Spring Carousel – Celebrating Earth Day with a Charitable Touch

By Sara Močnik, Primary school Šmartno pod Šmarno goro On April 15, the 9th annual Spring Carousel took place at the Šmartno pod Šmarna Gora Elementary School in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Organized to raise contributions to the school fund, the event was dedicated to Earth Day this year. We aimed to find ways to bring environmental …

Opening students’ perspectives to science careers

The first round of MULTIPLIERS in Germany is dedicated to the topic of vaccination, with a focus on HPV and Covid-19, as well the immunological and ethical aspects of the vaccines. But raising awareness about the infection and promoting science learning are not the only goals of the project. Through visits to authentic settings and …

Italian Schools Commit to Raising Awareness on Clean Water & Sanitation

We might often think about the environmental impact of our consumption choices – but have you ever considered the repercussions of your water use and water drinking habits? Water is the most basic item to human survival, yet discussing the sustainability of water and sanitation systems isn’t always a priority in science classes and schools. …

Slovenian pupils discover the importance of ecosystem services with new “natural sciences backpack”

Ecosystem services encompass all functions of natural systems that humans benefit from, such as clean air and water, fertile soil, pollinating insects, protection from natural disasters, climate regulation and much more. Despite being essential to all life-support systems, ecosystem services are are often considered “free” and taken for granted. Studying ecosystem services makes their value …