PROJECTS 2016-2017



SVDP - BOTANIC GARDEN



Botanical Garden at St. Vincent de Paule Residence for the care of the Elderly Participation in the establishment of the first fully representative Maltese-only botanical garden as an educational interactive project between persons of different generations. A Botanical Garden and showcase for Maltese flora focusing on primary / secondary level students supported by Eco-skola.

Our students will be responsible for one of the four planters under guidance with the participation of staff and elderly residents. The garden is envisaged to be an inter-generational project aiming to improve solidarity and understanding between generations



YRE - PRESS KIDS



Nature Trust (Malta) has in the past years given great importance to environmental education - so much so that it is one of the three pillars on which the NGO is built. It was for this very reason that Nature Trust (Malta) are proud to be the representatives of FEE in the Maltese Islands since 2002. This opportunity opened the way for schools to practice sustainable development.

Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is a programme designed specifically for secondary and post secondary students. The main aim is to carry out investigations on local environmental issues and propose solutions through investigative reporting and photojournalism. The goal of YRE is to engage youth in resolving environmental problems and issues.

PRESS KIDS is a national programme based on YRE for primary students aged 7-10


NSTF



NSTF is a foundation active in the field of science communication and popularisation since 1984. For more info visit our website www.nstfmalta.eu.

Mission "to generate awareness and interest amongst students at all education levels of the nation in the importance of science and scientific research to one's daily life and to experience and promote science out of the classroom through hands-on projects, exhibitions, experimentation, research and discussion from both a scientific and ethical perspective".



EWWR



The EWWR aims to raise awareness about the importance of waste reduction and encourage European citizens to change their behaviour in respect of their consumption and production patterns.

It encourages a wide range of audience to get involved. During this week, thousands of organisations all over Europe organise a special activity focused on reducing waste or increasing recycling.

EWWR participants may also choose to participate in the European Waste Reduction Awards. One participant from each category will be selected to represent Malta as a nominee for these prestigious European awards. Winners will be recognised at an award ceremony at European level

In order to give local initiatives a better chance of gaining recognition for their efforts, in the past years WasteServ has also organised awards on a local level.


LEAF


LEAF (Learning About Forests) is an international programme locally run by Nature Trust Malta. It has been officially introduced in Malta during the last scholastic year. The programme works in parallel with the already established environmental education programmes; Eco-Schools (locally known as EkoSkola) and YRE (Young Reporters for the Environment).

The need to learn about forests goes beyond how green or less green the Maltese islands might or should look to the odd tourist or the keen environmentalist. In essence it is a deeper need to understand the key role forests play for sustainable life on our planet and whether that role is being compromised by the way of life we lead. It is not just about luring young learners to become intrigued by the joys and wonders of the forest and its inhabitants.

It is an opportunity to sensitize young learners and youth alike to appreciate the intricate relationships that take place in local woodlands and in forests around the world and how these can be compromised by the choices we make each day. The programme addresses all the functions forests fulfill for people; cultural, ecological, economical and social.


DINJA WAHDA


Dinja Wahda is BirdLife's BIG GREEN SCHOOL PROJECT and it's just for primary school kids. Dinja Wahda is full of activities, full of fun and action for the class and for the school. There's visits to nature reserves, there's recycling, there's art, there's craft, there's games and lots more.

But it is also VERY important. When you do Dinja Wahda you LEARN about nature, you learn about animals and plants and the environment. Also you HELP the environment. The environment is in BIG trouble and it needs our help. And if the environment is in trouble, oh dear! Then we humans are in trouble too and all life on earth is in trouble!


EkoSkola

A programme to empower students to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action-orientated learning. Eco-Schools is the largest sustainable schools programme in the world and is operated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

Nature Trust (Malta) has in the past years given great importance to environmental education in our Islands believing that environmental education is the very essence for a men tality change in the Maltese Islands towards environmental awareness and improvement.

EkoSkola aims at mobilizing the whole school to empower students to adopt an active role in environmental decision-making and action in their school and in their community. Schools that have successfully achieved achieved this goal are awarded a Green Flag – a prestigious eco-label testifying the school’s commitment to fostering sustainable lifestyles.



Nieklu b'Responsabbiltà - We Eat Responsibly


‘WE EAT RESPONSIBLY!’ is an EU action-oriented global learning programme for the 2015 European Year for Development and Beyond. Through an action-oriented 7 step Eco-Schools methodology, the project aims to develop critical thinking, knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable young students to become global citizens challenging themselves to adopt new food behaviour patterns





 

STEM Alliance

 

The STEM Alliance – inGenious Education and industry, brings together Industries, Ministries of Education and education stakeholders to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education and careers to young European's and address anticipated future skills gaps within the European Union.

The STEM Alliance builds on the success of the inGenious initiative (2011-2014) to increase the links between STEM education and careers, by involving schools throughout Europe.