2019 Teachers’ Open Day

Monday, October 7th, from 04:30 pm to 07:00 pm. To investigate new approaches and methods and get to know the world of STEAM education, creative workshops, dance and inclusion best practices in the 21st-century school. Admission is free.
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GARDEN BOX

Make your own veggie garden in a box. Monday, November 4th, 2019, from 05:00 pm to 06:30 pm.
The GARDENStoGROW event to discover the potential of a school garden.
Admission is free, booking is required.
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European Researchers’ Night 2018

On September 28th, 2018, the Explora Museum will celebrate the European Researchers’ Night, featuring I do not waste, to find out how to reduce food waste, an event promoted for the 13th edition of the European Researchers’ Night organised by Frascati Scienza, dedicated to the BE a citizEn Scientist: la scienza è partecipata (BEES) project.

Admission to the Museum is free for timed visits at 07:30 pm and 09:15 pm, with workshops to be booked and free-admission activities: I do not waste wants to make children and families aware of the food waste issue with the help of Researchers and Scientists who will present activities and workshops created for all age groups.

Together with CREA, a research centre for food and nutrition, and CAR SpA, a food and agriculture centre of Rome, the I do not waste event is meant to highlight how strong the link between environment and food is and how Science, Research and Technology can help us reduce food waste.

On schedule: 

  • Shed light on waste
    Workshop for children aged 3-5 years, booking is required.
    Can food waste be avoided at home, at schools or while shopping? Find out how to do it with small bee-shaped robots: attend the workshop and have fun discovering how to reduce waste by playing. The activity aims at raising preschool-aged children’s awareness of food waste. 
    By Maria Mattera, a nutritionist researcher at CREA alimenti e nutrizione.
  • The right shopping 
    Workshop for children aged 6-8 years, booking is required. 
    Science and Research are working on it, collecting and analysing data to reach the goal: Can we produce a sheet of paper creatively using food scraps? Learn how to recycle creatively, combining new technologies, research and environment and reducing waste by studying keywords such as purchase, shopping, packaging and re-use.
    By Laura Rossi, a biologist nutritionist researcher at CREA alimenti e nutrizione.
  • Programme your consumptions
    Workshop for children aged 9-11 years, booking is required. 
    Shopping and purchases, recipes and amounts of servings, expiration dates and labels; enter the world of robots and computer programming and learn how to adopt correct food habits and understand all the steps in the “waste chain”.
    By Maria Luisa Scalvedi, a nutritionist researcher at CREA alimenti e nutrizione.
  • Not looking good, but good
    Workshop for children aged 3-11 years, booking is required.
    Cannot a less-than-perfect fruit be good? Why when buying fruit and vegetables do we tend to discard those that are not looking good? For children and families alike, this workshop explains how half the food waste takes place at home and provides information on how to reduce food waste caused by a wrong and misleading perception of what healthy food should look like.
    By Mauro Uniformi, an agronomist at Agribioeco Laboratori Riuniti.
  • FOODCONS Food Consumption Data Base
    Free-of-charge kiosk for adults. 
    Supported by CREA researchers, the activity helps adults learn about health and disease prevention, food education and sustainability by providing data on the impact that our food choices have on the environment. Foodcons is a software created by CREA that provides data trends and analytics on “Food Consumption”.
    By Marika Ferrari, a biologist researcher, and Umberto Scognamiglio, a researcher at CREA alimenti e nutrizione.

The European Researchers’ Night, organised by Frascati Scienza, is a great event that brings science in the streets, among citizen, young people and students. This project is supported by the European Commission (GA No. 818728). 

Thanks to: CREA, research centre for food and nutrition
                  CAR SpA, food and agriculture centre of Rome

When: September 28th, 2018
Entry times:  First visit at 07:30 pm, second visit at 09:15 pm
How to attend: free admission to the Museum with online booking required for admission to the museum only.
Booking will be available from Tuesday, September 18th, 2018.
Workshops can be booked in the museum and are for different age groups.

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GARDENStoGROW

GARDENStoGROW is a project co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, aimed to provide ECEC teachers with an innovative teaching methodology, tools and materials for fostering inclusive attitudes and key competences acquisition from a very early stage of child development (0-6), through horticulture.

GARDENStoGROW is a project co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project aims to encourage the adoption of innovative and inclusive pedagogical practices at pre-school level, based on urban and social horticulture, in 4 European countries (Italy, Spain, the UK, Bulgaria), for the development and acquisition of basic, civic and transversal competences.

GARDENStoGROW gardens will become permanent and living “learning places” for local schools, pupils, children and families, where they can meet and learn from each other.

The project will generate 4 Intellectual Outputs:

  • IO1 GARDENStoGROW Inventory;
  • IO2 GARDENStoGROW Methodology Guidelines;
  • IO3 GARDENStoGROW Educational Materials & Training course;
  • IO4 Learning, Affordable, Inclusive and Open Gardens for Innovative ECEC practices.

Moreover, GARDENStoGROW will organise 2 training activities, in Italy and in the UK, 4 multiplier events to disseminate the project results, 4 transnational meetings and 4 management and implementation activities.

Together with Explora, GARDENStoGROW includes 10 European partners – 4 universities and research centres, 1 children’s museum, 1 foundation and 4 schools:

Project duration: 01-09-2017-29-02-2020 (30 months)

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GARDENStoGROW is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

 

Active

Active is a project supported by the European Commission, that aims to use animation as tool to educate, entertain and inspire kids aged 5 to 8 to enjoy and adopt a healthier lifestyle by eating sensibly and getting fit.

Active is supported by the EU’s Health programme. Award winning animators and international experts have teamed up for this project: Business Solution Europa (project coordinator), Griffilms, Istituto G. Gaslini – Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity, Università di Napoli Federico II – Department of Food Science (UNINA).

Since January 2009 to January 2011 the partners worked with children across several European countries to evaluate the content of the cartoon animation My Friend Boo. The three episodes of the strand teach children the value of a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and balanced eating.

IThe final project was launched in Brussels on November 17th 2010 and is now available to broadcasters for free. The animated series was translated in several languages and is accompanied by a teaching pack that provides teachers and educators with support to teach kids how to be active and have fun at the same time!

Thanks to its coordination skills, Explora created a network of European Children’s Museums and coordinated their work. 100 children (600 in total) per country were involved by each Museum:
Technopolis a Mechelen – Belgio
Artland a Sofia – Bulgaria
Imaginosity a Dublino – Irlanda
Parkminiatur a Lodz – Polonia
Ceip La Làntia a Matarò – Spagna

Explora and the 5 Museums coordinated the work of 5 primary schools that took part in focus groups, during which they collected input, opinions, thoughts and knowledge on the issue ‘A Healthy Life’. Further inquiries were carried out through the collection of feedbacks of parents and other children visiting the Museums. On special weekends the screening of the series has been arranged for visitors.

Project duration 01/01/2009 – 31/12/2010

Further info:
www.animate-eu.com/active/
www.myfriendboo.com