Limerick Institute of Technology
Name of the person involved in the event:
Josephine Treacy
Date of the event:
10 April 2017 - 12 April 2017
Description of Dissemination Event:
The ESAI is an association of individuals working in or with an interest in the environmental area in Ireland. Its aim is to facilitate communication and interaction between persons interested in the environment through colloquia, seminars, workshops and publications. The keynote conference of the year is the ENVIRON conference. Josephine Treacy prepared a poster that she presented at the event. The abstract for the poster follows: An Enhancement of Environmental Awareness by piloting E-learning from Nature in outdoor learning ecosystems Josephine Treacy Marie Walsh Department of Applied Science Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish Park Limerick Corresponding Authors Email Addresses: [email protected] [email protected] Contact with the environment has many benefits including educational, health, cultural and social. Learning through nature has the potential to inspire and enthuse students by providing them with memorable experiences to appreciate the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability. The integration of E-learning from nature and an appreciation of the natural environment can filter outwards to the wider community. This poster will review the different types of learning styles that can benefit from outdoor learning. An overview of the countries geological locations and ecosystems involved in this project will be presented. The importance of the conservation and sustainability of ecosystems in line with the European commission habitats directive and Natura 2000 will be reviewed. This project aids to communicate environmental sustainability at an international level by facilitating a proactive approach to scientific subject learning in a number of European secondary schools. The project partners namely Belgium, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania and Ireland, actively promote E-learning from nature with the purpose of enhancing its impact, foster its visibility and ensure its sustainability. This E-learning from nature project in the framework of the Erasmus + programme aims to promote scientific skills and competences. Key Words: E-Learning from nature, environment appreciation
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Held in:
Athlone (Ireland)
Outcomes and Results:
The project objectives were disseminated to an interested audience of researchers and experts.
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