Sea meetings is an environmental education and ocean literacy project, involving educational communities in spreading knowledge of ocean and coastal areas, inducing changes in attitudes and behaviors towards sustainability of marine and coastal ecosystems. Through a set of outreach activities, dissemination of knowledge and learning mediation, addressed to students of secondary education, and training of teachers, the educational community will be mobilized for events on sea. Group Schools from mainland Portugal and from Azores will organize Sea Meetings, during May 2014, where will be discussed the problems of the sea and coastal areas, integrating local community in an exchange network that include School Groups from mainland (coastal and interior) and one of Faial, Portuguese Association of Environmental Education, Oceanography Centre and Educatis Training Centre. These events will be integrated in the school activity plans and included into the curricula throughout the school year.
Summary of project results
According to the proposals and guidelines established in the application, sessions were held at partner schools to present the project and the principles of ocean literacy, disseminating knowledge about ocean and coastal zones. In addition to these introductory sessions, students had the opportunity to deepen some topics through workshops / lectures held by specialists, and also had the presence of the technical pedagogical team of the project to facilitate and guide the organization of events. There were 6 events Encontros de Mar, mainly by the students, supported by the teachers and technical-pedagogical support team of the project. The students were responsible for outlining the program and selecting the guest speakers, and focused on the dissemination of events and logistics. The works produced were exposed on the days of the events and made available on the project web page. There were also four editions of the teacher training course From Rivers to Oceans: Strategies and Practices in Environmental Education. The Project developed the creation of online platforms, such as a web page and facebook group, counting on the articulation between social networks, in order to contribute to give visibility to the initiatives and works produced by ASPEA and by the participants in the different actions and, consequently , for a greater dissemination of the Project. As main products and material results were developed and designed posters, roll up and pencil, a PowerPoint presentation as a way of presenting the theme and dissemination of the project to mobilize school groups, and in the scope of teacher training were designed powerpoint presentations. Project website: http://encontrosdemar.wixsite.com/encontrosdemar
Summary of bilateral results