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Using marine mammals for making science education and science careers attractive for young people

Objective

The Marine Mammals proposes to create a European consortium of education and research institutions, alongside small to medium enterprises, to promote STEM subjects and students’ interest in science careers. All project partners are internationally renowned experts in their field of work. Together with teachers and educational scientists they will form expert groups who will develop teacher trainings and summer schools for secondary school students based on state of the art research on marine mammals. The project will draw on the vast variety of existing materials from all partners and use current methods and results from educational research to select and adapt it accordingly. Combining the resource materials delivered by the different expert groups coherent cross-national entities for teacher trainings and summer schools will be produced and translated into all languages of the participating countries plus English. It will be ensured that the materials can be used in conjunction with the science curriculum of the schools in all participating countries. Teacher trainings and summer schools will be carried out in all partner countries. During the summer camps and the teacher trainings both groups will work in close contact with scientists from different disciplines and gain first hand insights into ‘real’ science as well as the profession of a scientist. As a consequence they will update their perception of scientists and scientific jobs and hopefully gain interest in scientific careers. For evaluating the success of the project, established questionnaires will be adapted, tested and revised to be finally used in a pre-/ post design. By involving science centres and public aquariums the developed teaching material will finally be used for creating outreach materials and activities suitable for audiences of different background and age, utilising current technology to engage a wider audience (e.g. interactive posters, podcasts, social media and 3D animations).

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/mammalogy
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/mammalogy/cetology
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

H2020-SEAC-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 379 062,50

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 300 978,75
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACJA ROZWOJU UNIWERSYTETU GDANSKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 170 812,50
Address
Bazynskiego 1A
80-952 Gdansk
Activity type
Other
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 286 190
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTUNG TIERAERZTLICHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 160 375
Address
Bunteweg 2
30559 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HAVETS HUS I LYSEKIL AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Strandvagen 9
453 30 Lysekil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WOLLNY-GOERKE KATRIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 87 500
Address
Kakenhaner Weg 170
22397 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACJA WWF POLSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 87 501,25
Address
Ul Mahatmy Gandhiego 3
02-520 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR DIE PADAGOGIKDER NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN UND MATHEMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAT KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Olshausenstrasse 62
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations