LEAF Project and our fist meeting in Biot, France

A happy sustainable biodiversity newyear2023 to all of you and wishing all the best to our planet earth. We take this new year opportunity to introduce our LEAF “Learn biodiversity through Environmental Action For the community” EU project under Erasmus Plus programme, Key action 2, teacher education.

Lleaf project has started on 1st September 2022 and will finish on the 31st December 2024. This fresh new Erasmus Plus project under the KA220-SCH – Cooperation partnerships in school education activities gathers 6 EU partners from (in alphabetic order): Croatia (Parents’ Association Step by step); #france (Energies 2050); Greece (Platon M.E.P.E.); Italy (European Digital Learning Network); Romania (Colegiul Național “Mihai Eminescu” Suceava acting as coordinator) and Serbia (LINKgroup).

The kick-off meeting was organised in Ville de Biot, France the 23 and 24 November 2022.

Leaf project will develop an innovative methodology to engage students in community-based participative activities for the regular monitoring of plant biodiversity, in accordance with the principles of service learning (taking the learning out of the classroom to serve community needs) and citizen science (participation of citizens in the scientific process).

LEAF aims to improve the biodiversity knowledge based by committing youth since school age, ultimately aiming to underpin environmental action and behavioural change with up-to-date scientific data and information. According to the EU biodiversity strategy, the fight against biodiversity loss must be underpinned by sound science. To stimulate interest and awareness on this issue, it is necessary to introduce biodiversity in #education from an early age.

Teachers play a crucial role in supporting #learners development and are key change agents in school development. By training teacher on service-learning and citizen science, Leaf biodiversity will contribute to developing school leadership and strengthen the school’s relation with the community.

The website and our first newsletter will be launched very soon. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information and if you want to be involved in the further steps of the Leaf biodiversity project.

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