Course Code: CC1100214Starts: 01 December, 2014
Duration : 5 weeks, 2-3 hours/week
Instructors: Anastasia Miliou
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
This course aims to provide the children with this knowledge through their teachers and parents. The adults in charge of the education of future generations will, with the help of this program, be trained to guide their students or children in becoming citizens with environmental knowledge, leading lifestyles with positive effects towards the environment. Adopting a clean approach to resource consumption is beneficial not only to individuals, but to society as a whole.
To ensure the survival of this ecosystem, we must enlist the help of these future generations as its ambassadors. They will need to be equipped with all the necessary knowledge to successfully protect the environment and spread awareness for the conservation of wildlife.
The Aegean environment is considered to be one of the most important remaining biodiversity hotspots in the Mediterranean Sea and Europe. However, this rare natural heritage is facing increasing threats, and might not be around for future generations to enjoy.
The modules of this course aim to help you be a part of the global impact of maintaining a responsible attitude towards the environment:
- Module 1: Theoretical Training (Provided through e-learning)
This module targets students between the ages of 10 – 15. The interactive training material includes texts, videos, live communication with instructors and other participants, games and projects. It acts as an introduction to simple scientific biodiversity research
- Module 2: Practical Training (Optional)
This module is for students who wish to expand their knowledge and gain experience with fieldwork. It entails participation in a 3 week Field Course of Applied Environmental Conservation, taking place during the summer months. This field course will be carried out on the Greek island of Samos, coordinated by the scientists at the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation.
Details about the summer 2014 practical training course will be announced late February 2014.
Aims of the course:
- Training teachers and parents to present environmental subjects to their students and children in such a way as to develop their interest and help them become environmentally aware citizens
- Helping them learn about the wildlife of the Aegean Sea and islands
- Informing children about relevant environmental conservation issues
- Helping them to acquire environmental consciousness through the engagement in specific areas of environmental protection
- Teaching them how to recognize and spread the word about an existing environmental problem in their area, and raise awareness through:
- informing the local authorities and the press
- Disseminating information to students from other schools in their own country or abroad
A Certificate of Attendance will be issued by the Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation.
All participants may, if they wish, continue to be informed via an electronic newsletter about any courses, seminars, activities, books, articles, etc, in relation to the course they have attended. This newsletter will be sent once every three months.
Lesson 1: Introduction – Getting to know the marine and terrestrial ecosystems
1.1. Types of Marine Ecosystems
1.2. Types of Terrestrial Ecosystems
1.3. Factors of Threat
1.4. Ways to protect Ecosystems
Lesson 2: Biodiversity of the Littoral Zone
2.1. Species of the coastal zone
2.2 Life in Sandy & Rocky Habitats
2.3 Life in the forests of the seas:
a) Posidonia Seagrass Meadows
b) Coraligene Reefs
2.4. Threats and Conservation
Lesson 3: Biodiversity of the Open Sea
3.1. Marine Mammals
3.3 Sharks and Rays
3.4 Fish of the open waters
3.5 Threats and Conservation
Lesson 4: Island Biodiversity
4.3 Reptiles and Amphibians
4.4 The microcosm of insects and invertebrates
4.5 Island Flora
4.6 Threats and Conservation
Lesson 5: Conservation of the wildlife of the Greek Seas and islands
5.1. Fisheries: Sustainable fisheries practices – Be a sustainable consumer
5.2 Combating pollution – the invisible threat of microscopic plastics
5.3 First aid to stranded marine mammals and turtles
5.4 How to identify, report and compact threats to our seas
5.5 Protected Areas and Sustainable Development
Teaching guide for parents and instructors (in separate booklet)
Proposed exercises activities at the end of each unit.
Presentation of the projects of the course participants on the website with the best being awarded a scholarship for the summer programme
Cost and Terms
You may participate in the e-learning training under the terms:
Full access to training material and to all training procedure, which include:
- Personal tutoring
- Evaluation of the tests and recommendations of the instructor on a personal basis
- Live communication between participants and instructors (forum, live chat, voice call)
- Communication among participants
- Final e-testing
- Certification of the successfull completion of the course
For individual participation:
For group participation:
For 2 – 4 persons 5% less for each
For 5 – 10 persons 10% less for each
For group participation please contact us.