Erasmus Maris days, which bridges science, education, and policy, will take place on 26-27 October at the City of Science of Valencia.
Not only will it tackle the pressing challenges of microplastic pollution in aquatic environments but, it will also aim to empower secondary school science teachers by offering exclusive training sessions that will equip them with knowledge and resources to address microplastic pollution.
The Erasmus Maris concept advocates for implementing a new Erasmus in Europe dedicated to preserving oceans and waters. Already they are doing this in innovative ways, such as designing and organising scientific studies co-created by scientists and teachers of upper secondary schools (age 15+) within the scope of preserving the marine environment. This initiative has already gained recognition with its first pilot project, RAISE-CS being awarded by the EU4Ocean coalition as the best education and school initiative. Now the plan is to extend this scheme further to all European schools.
Supported by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the University of Ghent, the Erasmus Maris days will be an opportunity to learn more about this project and how the challenges of marine pollution will be resolved.
More details on workshops and renowned speakers will be announced soon.
- Publication date
- 9 June 2023