ECOSYSTEM | SCIENCE BRIDGES: XANTHI
SciCo organized and implemented the project "Development of environmental awareness through STEM education for students of Pomakochoria and the wider region of Xanthi, Greece" under the action "Innovative Actions with Citizens" of the Green Fund, which is briefly referred as "EcosySTEM | Science Bridges" in collaboration with the Athena Research Center and funded by the National Geographic, the Green Fund in Greece, and The Hellenic Initiative / The Venture Impact Awards 2021.
"EcosySTEM | Science Bridges" was an innovative, experiential and free of charge program aimed at young students aged 10-16 years old, which was focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education and the development of environmental awareness of young people in the wider area of Xanthi and Pomakochoria.
The program aimed to connect through science the students from the mountain villages with the students from the city of Xanthi, and simultaneously to raise awareness, empower and inform them with current applications around environmental education and the challenges of climate change.
The goal was for students to acquire new skills and knowledge, such as critical thinking, problem solving and working collaboratively, leading them into being future active members of the society. The educational material of the program is available and can be downloaded by clicking here.
The educational workshops cycle was implemented by local teachers and its end was marked by an event/competition where the completed team projects (that occurred from the students’ working groups) were presented; and the most innovative projects were selected and awarded.