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James Lovelock "Climate change on a living planet"

 


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James Lovelock

 


On the 6th of October, the British scientist James Lovelock traveled to Galicia to collect the 2009 Fonseca Prize. This prize was created by the Consortium of Santiago and the Santiago de Compostela University.

The meeting with the press and the conference of James Lovelock are shown in Climantica TV section.


Documentary on pilot educational experiences in Argentina

 


The documentary on the first pilot experiences conducted by the Climantica project in the educational system in Cuba is already available on Climántica TV. On 29 and 30 May 2008, Climantica started its pilot activities in the educational system in Argentina. These activities were aimed at the secondary education students of “Santiago Apostol" school in Buenos Aires, where more than 80 per cent of the students have Galician ancestors. The activities with the students were carried out on 29 May and were aimed at checking out the students’ background knowledge on causes, impacts and possible solutions to climate change. Two types of activities were organized:

  • A debate on causes, impacts and solutions to climate change in which all the students took part.
  • Activity with 15-16-year-old students. It consisted of two different stages: In the first, students worked in small groups in order to study a card exemplifying a particular issue. The work group entitled the card giving reasons for that title according to what the card suggested to them in relation to causes and/or impacts of climate change.  Finally, all the groups shared their points of view with the other groups.

On 30 May there was a lecture aimed at the school community interested in the project.

Documentary on pilot educational experiences in Cuba

 


The documentary on the first pilot experiences conducted by the Climantica project in the educational system in Cuba is already available on Climántica TV On 26, 27 and 28 May 2008, Climantica started its pilot activities in the educational system in Cuba. The Chair of Energy Education hosted by the Pedagogical University, Havana City, Cuba asked Climantica project to be introduced as a part of a reform implemented in the syllabus of the subject “Energy Education” taught in Secondary Education in “Ciudad Escolar Libertad”. Two types of activities were organized with 14 to 16 year-old students in order to check out their background knowledge:

  • Small group activity. It consisted of two different stages: In the first, students worked in small groups in order to study a card exemplifying a particular issue. The work group entitled the card giving reasons for that title according to what the card suggested to them in relation to causes and/or impacts of climate change.  Finally, all the groups shared their points of view with the other groups.
  • Classroom activity. It was aimed at producing a diagram with pieces as if it were a dominoes game. This diagram summarized the group arguments on climate change and its relationship with its causes and impacts.

Climantica activities carried out in Cuba finished on 28 May with a lecture on the basics of this project in the 2nd conference of the Energy Education Group.

Conclusions of the First Climantica Conference for students

 



The First Climantica Conference for Students, organised by the Galician Regional Ministry for the Environment, was held at Santiago de Compostela on the 21st of June 2008. During this event about 300 students from all over Galician schools met there to discuss issues such as measures to fight against climate change, sustainable development or respect for the environment.

Secondary School Students coming from the four Galician provinces took part in this activity and exhibited the pieces of work submitted to the second edition of the Climantica Awards. These awards were set up in the framework of the educational programme that aims at raising students’ awareness on climate change and how to tackle it.

During this session that was held at the Conference Centre in Santiago, students exhibited the pieces of work they had submitted to these awards in three categories: Literature –narrative, poetry and comic-, Multimedia –shorts, Power Point presentations, interviews, theatre and singing performances-, and Visual Arts –Photography, painting and posters-. This public exhibition also helped participants to understand young people’s view on Climate Change and their proposals to protect the environment and to promote sustainable development.

In addition, the Climantica Conference has given students from different areas in Galicia the opportunity to exchange the students’ viewpoints by exhibiting their work. Winners’ projects, among which there are quite significant tittles such as “Climate Change and its impacts”, “If we change, climate changes”, “It is foolish not to protect it”, “Why cannot man manage to sustain the Earth?” or “A day in a tree’s life”, show a very high standard and good quality. All these essays were published in the magazine CLMTK, which was given to the participants during the Conference and it is going to be available on this website soon.

This meeting was also aimed at parents and teachers who came with students. They took part in activities such as a discussion board on “Environment and Diet”, dealing with issues such as Ecological Agriculture and Diet, Ecological Medicine or Sport.

Awards
In the course of the Conference, 60 students -30 from Secondary schools and 30 from Sixth Form schools- received the prize certificates from the Director General for Educational Planning and Innovation and the Director General for Sustainable Development. The prizes consisted of a five-day stage in an Environmental Education facility in Galicia. This year the Secondary school students stayed from 23 to 27 June in a facility in San Xoan de Río, Ourense, and the Sixth-Form students stayed from 8 to 12 September in an facility in Fragas do Eume Natural Park. See programme.



I Climantica Conference for students

 



The First Climantica Conference for students will be held on Saturday, the 21st June at the Conference Centre of Santiago de Compostela. The official programme can be downloaded below.

World Environmental Day Celebration: Closing of the First Climantica Conference

 

In order to celebrate the World Environmental Day, the first Climantica Conference was held on the 5th of June at Fernando Blanco’s Secondary School in Cee.

In this Conference, the Director General for Sustainable Development and Climantica’s Director  gave a lecture in the assembly hall. Following the lecture, students could get some information on causes and effects of climate change in the thematic stands set up for this purpose. Some students, who were trained during three days by the Climantica expert responsible for school activities, were in charge of explaining all those issues to their schoolmates by means of experiments.

During the break, students could enjoy the performances of magicians, acrobats and jugglers. The World Environmental Day celebration was closed with the Climantopia show in which music, magic and multimedia reinforced the Environmental education messages delivered by some tales and songs. The purpose of this activity was to test this scheme so that it can be exported to other pilot schools involved and interested in the Climantica project.


Climántica at the Orienta Forum 2008

 

CLIMANTICA CAREERS


Climántica presented the project called Climántica Careers at the Orienta Forum 08 which was held at IFEVI in Vigo from the 8th to the 13th April 2008. A group of four Climantica academic counselor who had been previously trained by R&D and occupational training experts took part in this initiative in order to guide students on research and professionalization scenarios opened in mitigation and adaptation to fight against climate change. A brochure containing information on the main vocational training areas was produced. In addition some workshops on “building a solar oven” and “Climate Change” were developed.

New: Yo can watch a video in Climántica TV.


Documentary on the first Climantica prizes

 

The students awarded the first Cimantica prizes enjoyed an Enviromental Education stage from 31 October to 4 November 2007, in which they performed several environamental education activities: routes into a native forest ("fraga"), orientation games, theatre centred on climate change, a visit to Sotavento in order to study clean energies, workshops on solar ovens, waste management, tree identification and so on. In addition, they played some games and sports such as canoeing along the Ares estuary.


Evolution of temperature in A Coruña, Spain

 

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