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01-Jan-2020


TARA EXPEDITIONS FOUNDATION:

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

young children looking at a book about the ocean

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

 

NGO Name: Tara Expeditions Foundation

Pillar: Environmental Education

Location: France

Funding Period: 2018-2020

 

THE CHALLENGE

The ocean is a continuous ecosystem that we have to understand and preserve. Scientific expertise can raise awareness and educate students ages eight to 16 years old while mobilizing political decision-makers and enabling emerging countries to benefit from new knowledge about the Ocean.

 

THE PROJECT

The project's objective is to make environmental education accessible to every teacher and student, in order to empower them to raise awareness among their students, parents, friends and local authorities. Furthermore, educating communities about the ocean helps address other environmental issues including the climate and biodiversity. Through this program, the Tara Expeditions Foundation aims to give students a voice through different activities: they can ask questions and have direct interactions with sailors and scientists, or become reporters or scientists by analyzing real data from the Foundation's boat.

 

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

 

"The videoconferences with a researcher are an incredible opportunity to work on sustainable development and sciences. To talk to a researcher concretize the theoretical study that we are doing in class.

" The students were extremely excited: they arrived before the class started and stayed totally focus during the lecture".

 

- C Dupouy- 5th grade - académie de Nancy Metz

 

 

Photograph: ©Noëllie Pansiot