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Navigating a heated debate: Societal views on forest use and forest protection in Sweden

Navigating a heated debate: Societal views on forest use and forest protection in Sweden

Jan 12, 2023
Almost 70% of Sweden is covered by forests, making the topic of “Forest use vs Forest protection” of great importance and personal relevance to most people in the country, young as well as old. During Autumn 2022, two secondary school classes in the city of Umeå, in Northern Sweden, took a deep dive into various …
Is the air in our school polluted? Students conduct their own research on air quality in Barcelona

Is the air in our school polluted? Students conduct their own research on air quality in Barcelona

Jan 10, 2023
Poor air quality has been a major public health issue in Spain for years. Last December, the EU’s top Court ruled against the country for the high air pollution levels in Madrid and Barcelona, deciding that these cities failed to protect the health of their citizens. But the future is not all bleak. In Barcelona, …
Italian Schools Commit to Raising Awareness on Clean Water & Sanitation

Italian Schools Commit to Raising Awareness on Clean Water & Sanitation

Jan 10, 2023
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”

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

Jan 10, 2023
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 …
Vaccination in discourse: How students in Bonn, Germany, learn to deal with this controversial issue

Vaccination in discourse: How students in Bonn, Germany, learn to deal with this controversial issue

Jan 3, 2023
After years of coping with a global pandemic, the topic of vaccination could not be more urgent to society and is at the centre of the first MULTIPLIERS thematic project in Germany. Since the establishment of local Open Science Communities (OSCs) began in November 2021, the group quickly grew into a network of schools and …
A mission in Cyprus to tackle the silent pandemic: antimicrobial resistance

A mission in Cyprus to tackle the silent pandemic: antimicrobial resistance

Dec 7, 2022
In July 2022, our Multipliers Open Science Community (OSC) in Cyprus started designing the Teaching and Learning Sequence of their Open Schooling approach, and during the first week of October, their three science teachers introduced the crucial topic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to 96 8th graders (13-14 years-old) attending the Senior School in Nicosia. As …