How to start School Waste Sorting Stations

This video, walks you through an easy way to help your school reduce waste: waste stations!! This strategy guides students in sorting different types of lunchroom waste, including landfill trash, recyclable materials, organic waste, and more. Waste stations help reduce debris by maximizing recycling and composting, while also helping students understand the importance of disposing of their waste responsibly. 

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Plastic Free July 2022

Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. The challenge is designed to support you, your community, or your school, in reducing single use plastics throughout  the month of July.

There are resources and ideas online to help you get involved, plus take the quiz to be part of their research.  Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?

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Teaching resources on Circular Economy

As the next generation will lead the global transition to a circular economy, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has created a set of resources to engage primary and secondary level children with circular economy — inspiring them to redesign our ‘take, make, waste’ system to make things better for people and the planet.

The resources (videos, reading materials, lesson plans, and interactive projects) on topics including climate change, fashion, food, plastics, and cities, can be used at home or school.

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Creative Learning in STEM

The paper “Creative Learning in STEM: towards the design of an approach between theory and reflective practice” suggests that bodily engagement, emotions, self-expression and open-ended, creative exploration, should have a legitimate place in the science classroom. It proposes to move beyond the de-contextualised use of technology in learning towards a learning flow that fosters engagement, a way to develop children’s thinking, their voice and identity, making them feel able to share and contribute actively.

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Co-designing the science we need for the ocean we want

What is transformative Science? How is it produced and disseminated?

The condense guide ‘Co-designing the Science We Need for the Ocean We Want’, inspired by an international webinar series, offers a solid staring point on the: what, why and how to co-design salient, credible and legitimate ocean knowledge solutions. The recommendations are applicable in other science co-designing frameworks.

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Plastic Pirates: A citizen science project for plastics

The “Plastic Pirates go Europe” is a citizen science project to research litter pollution in rivers in 3 European countries: Germany Slovenia and Portugal. Throughout these countries, young people are integrated into the scientific research process by collecting data on litter pollution at rivers. The data is then analysed by scientists and published in scientific journals.

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WWF: My Footprint APP

WWF’s new app is designed to be a hub for your positive change, it’s full of practical advice on how you can implement positive changes for the planet into your life, fun and informative challenges that offer lots of opportunities for you to do your bit, and easy to use tracker so you can keep an eye on your impact.

The app is available on android and IOS.

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What is STEAM education?

STEAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

This method results in students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!  This comprehensive article will help you understand the keys to a meaningful STEAM effort.

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Source: artsintegration.com