FINAL CONFERENCE

DAYLIGHTING RIVERS: INQUIRY BASED LEARNING FOR CIVIC ECOLOGY

Florence (Italy), 1 - 2 December 2020

SCOPE & THEMES

 

This conference aims to promote discussion on three core topics connected to interdisciplinary education in relation to:

  • Inquiry Based Learning  ...

  • ICT and mobile game design ...

  • Rivers as triggers  for experiential learning  ...

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

We invite all those who would like to participate in the conference, to submit abstracts drawing on the Conference themes.

Innovative contributions that do not fit the above themes might also be considered if they would be  ...

 

PROGRAMME

 

The conference is a two-day event with plenary or parallel sessions depending on the number of speakers.

Part of the second day will be devoted to  the presentation of the finalists of the competition “School in Action for Daylighting Rivers” ...

 

 

BACKGROUND

This conference is organized in the framework of the Erasmus+ project Daylighting Rivers. Daylighting Rivers engages secondary school students in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning under a STEM approach, focusing on land and river use and transformation, with an emphasis on the ways in which urban growth impacts local river ecosystems. Daylighting Rivers acknowledges that due to accelerated urban development, many rivers have been diverted or covered over in favour of urban infrastructures.

 

This leads to increased risks of flooding, loss of biodiversity, increased water pollution and impaired community services connected to the rivers. The process by which the culverted or covered rivers are uncovered and re-exposed to the environment is known as ‘daylighting’...

CONTACT US

Daylighting Rivers Erasmus+ project

 

Contact: Serena di Grazia (Water Right Foundation)

e-mail: daylightingrivers@gmail.com

 

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