More than 300 school students in Romania and Athens are taking part in the recently developed Scent Education Programme. The students, between the ages of 11 and 12 ,are taking part in special pilots of the new programme which was designed by the Scent project to engage students in local, national and international environmental issues.
The programme consists of three lessons designed to equip students with the necessary skills to observe, monitor and take action in their own environment. The first lesson introduces students to the programme and relevant concepts. The second lesson sends students to explore and discover their local environment. Finally, in the third lesson, students return to the classroom to share and reflect on their findings.
The Scent project has also developed additional learning materials, such as the Scent Beetle Drive and Scent Bingo, to engage students in exploring and learning about their environment in fun and creative ways.
The programme uses the ‘train-the-trainer’ approach, meaning teachers are supplied with the material to incorporate the programme seamlessly into their classroom and lesson plans.
By piloting the education programme in Greece and Romania, Scent will gain valuable feedback from students and teachers which will be used to further enhance the programme.
You can read more about the Scent Education Programme and download the materials in English, Greek and Romanian here.