11 schools received new Ecocases
11 schools from Karelia Republic received new Ecocases at the dissemination seminar of the Green School project. The seminar took place on November 26, 2021 in Petrozavodsk.
The Ecocase is an original tool for student environmental research. It was created and tested in 6 pilot schools of the Green School project - 3 of them are from Karelia Republic (Petrozavodsk, Kostomuksha and Medvezhjegorsk) and 3 - from Finland (Joensuu, Oulu and Valtimo).
As a result the final improved version of the Ecocase had been produced in 20 copies. During the seminar new schools from Karelia Republic received the Ecocases for practical use.
11 schools were selected and invited to the seminar after the Green Week - information campaign held by the project in Spring 2021. The selected schools were the most active in organizing events in local communities to promote green standards of life. They were highly interested to get the Ecocase and use the project model in their educational work.
Denis Rogatkin, Green school project manager, instructed the teachers in use of the tools and instruments of the Ecocase. The thermal imager will help the students to find the places in school where the thermal energy lost and then fix the problems found. The Ecocase includes also such instruments as light meter, digital thermometer, CO2 censor, water and power measuring tools, inspection camera.
The teachers passed a practical training: they researched the premises in Youth center and shared ideas of possible improvements.
The working methods were presented and discussed too. The teachers learned a lot about the experience of the pilot schools and got practical ideas for organizing the student research using the Ecocase.
After the seminar new student teams will organize environmental research in their schools, households and community organizations. The best practicies and arranged improvements will be presented on the final training session in March 2022.
The goal of the project is to create a Green school model as a school addressing global environmental problems in the local community by education and practical youth-led action.
Photos by Igor Podgorny