Cool Kids for Eco Beats -Environmental Awareness Project – ImpactEco (NGO)

Cool Kids for Eco Beats Project - ImpactEco (NGO) environmental awareness
Cool Kids for Eco Beats Project – Developing Environmental Awareness

How can we develop environmental awareness in our students? Read on to see how we managed to squeeze ecology into the regular high school curriculum.

Project Cool Kids for Eco Beats educates students in elementary schools and high schools and helps them develop environmental literacy and awareness through a series of interactive and enticing workshops. The goal is to create proactive citizens of the planet and empower them to make a difference in their closest environment.

The project lasted for 4 weeks. We organized the workshops once a week. The topics ranged from pollution, endangered species, climate change to current green news and projects.

We offered a chance to the students to apply the learned content through various activities.
The pilot project took place in April and May in 5 elementary and high schools in Belgrade.

Cool Kids for Eco Beats Project - ImpactEco (NGO) environmental awareness
Cool Kids for Eco Beats – An Environmental Awareness Project

The project consists of 4 individual workshops:

  • Environmental pollution
  • Renewable energy resources
  • Biodiversity conservation and endangered species
  • Recycling

I participated in 3 out of 4 workshops because I was traveling to Miami to present at EdmodoCon. I really hope that I will get a chance to facilitate the recycling workshop next year, since I missed it.

Volounteers run the whole project! All of the workshops were based on the content given by ImpactEco. The workshops were accredited by the Ministry of Education, and they were conducted in formal education, in a 45-minute format. The volunteers came from different content areas. They are all educated and eager to develop environmental awareness through their activities. Real eco-leaders!

We conducted the workshops in October and November 2019 Smart Gymnasium – an IT-oriented high school in Novi Sad, Serbia. Stay tuned for more news and more detailed articles about all the workshops, including teacher and student testimonials.

What do you think about approaching the development of environmental awareness through interactive workshops? Have you ever volunteered in a green organization? Write in the comment section!

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About Alice Glass

Alice is a 27 years old preschool teacher (Pre-K) with a B.Ed. She is currently enrolled in her Master studies, with a double major, one of them being English teaching methodology. She is also an online ESL teacher and blog writer for British Council. Last but not least, she is a mother of a very energetic toddler.


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