Ideas in the classroom: Online workshops for educators | December 2021 - Εικόνα

Sustainability in the Classroom: In-class Recycling, for primary school teachers

What is the role of recycling in tackling climate change, and what did Ancient Greece have to do with recycling?

Why are paper towels not recyclable? How do we determine which materials are recyclable? What are the rules we must know in order to recycle properly? How many types of recycling bins are there?

Teachers and students are invited to discover the secrets of proper recycling, implement them in their daily lives, and actively contribute to tackling climate change. Students as researchers look for, discover and record information about recycling, and showcase their talents with artistic creations made of recyclable materials. 

Design - Implementation: Elissavet Galanaki, Physicist - Meteorologist, Scientific Associate at the National Observatory of Athens

Thursday, 13 & 27/05 | 18.30 



Sustainability in the Classroom: Learning from Collections

What do a bell pepper from our fridge, an origami flowerpot, 17th-century Cabinets of Curiosities and modern-day school have in common? How can the historical development of museums make a school walk in a park more fun, and how can we be surprised by an idea of Michel Foucault within a school hour? How could we understand material culture if museums, explanatory texts and guides suddenly disappeared, and what role can a hamburger and a peach play in this project? 

Teachers and students are invited to experiment in the classroom with informal education tools, and enrich their daily lives with cross-disciplinary activities and “green” ideas, create new collections and learn from them.

Design - Implementation: Kalliopi Koutroumpi

Thursday, 20/05 | 18.30