The free online course to plant and care for a vegetable garden in your school.
The free online course to plant and care for a vegetable garden in your school.
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.
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.
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.
- 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).
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.
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:
- ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – University of Bologna, Department of Agricultural Sciences;
- UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA – University of Parma, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Industries;
- the research centre STEPS S.r.l., Bologna;
- the school ISTITUTO COMPRENSIVO CLAUDIO ABBADO, pre-primary school Ermenegildo Pistelli;
- MUZEIKO FOUNDATION, children’s museum of Sofia, Bulgaria;
- Cosmos Kids 1 LTD, a pre-primary school of Sofia, Bulgaria;
- SOUTH WEST COLLEGE, university of Northern Ireland, UK;
- Dungannon Primary School, Northern Ireland, UK;
- FUNDACIÓN TIERRA INTEGRAL of Bullas, Spain;
- pre-primary school ESCUELA DE EDUCACION INFANTIL N1 of Bullas, Spain.
Project duration: 01-09-2017-29-02-2020 (30 months)
GARDENStoGROW is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union (2017-1-IT02-KA201-036449).
The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Eco-Animation is a European project that aims at the production of three fun animations. With the help of the main characters, children will learn that they too can make positive changes that make a difference to our natural environment. EcoAnimation, developed from January 2009 to January 2011, is supported by the EU’s LIFE+ programme and Explora along with partners Business Solution (project coordinator), Griffilms, WWF European Policy Programme.
SCICOM (European Network of Science Centers in communicating energy-related topics) is supported by the EU Seventh Framework Programme. Its objective is to disseminate Science to the audience through a network of science centres with focus on renewable energy topics. SCICOM’s Partners of the project are: Science Center Wels – Austria, Kindercity Zurich – Switzerland, Energiakeskus Tallinn – Estonia, Palais de la Découverte – France, Satrosphere Science Centre UK, Universum Bremen – Germany, Kraftwerk Lving Technologies – Austria, RTD Services – Austria.