Kick off meeting for our "STEP- STEM To Environmental Problems" KA2 Project
"STEP- STEM To Environmental Problems" is the latest KA201 Project, in which Asociatia Edulifelong is partner with 5 other European 'organizations: 2 schools, 2 NGO and a Provincial Directorate of Education.
The activities have started with the opening of meeting in Rezekne, Latvia. Students and teachers from all partner countries have carried out workshops in order to create sensitivity on environmental issues . A total of 14 educators and 20 students from Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Latvia and Turkey were participating actively according to the meeting agenda.
On the first day of the project, each partner has presented its country and institution and after that we have voted the project logo. The winning one was created by a Turkish student, from Şehit Mehmet Şengül Science High School.
Within the scope of learning about the waste management system in Latvia, which was determined as the first theme, the students participated in workshops to create new methods for recycling of waste materials. The students participated in the project and then made study visits to the related enterprises. They will turn their knowledge and experience into design projects to contribute to the solution of existing environmental problems.
The students had the opportunity to take a tour in the woods near the recycling plant and to get acquainted with its vegetation and animal species.
The greatest impression made on students had an workshop facilitated a woman that thought them how to use left over tailoring and clothing scraps from stores and transform the unnecessary things into new items or clothes to wear. The one-week program also included a visit to the University of Rezekne, a tour in some of its 17 specialized laboratories, in two students have the opportunity to conduct experiments. Within the framework of the strategic project for the exchange of innovative practices in environmental protection, four more meetings are to be held, the next one being set for April 2019, in Targu Jiu, Romania