14th October 2021 – #livingSTEM event in Nicosia-Cyprus

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14th October 2021 – #livingSTEM event in Nicosia-Cyprus

The Cypriot Multiplier event “Permaculture and STEAM for teachers” in the framework of the European Project “LivingSTEM” was held on Thursday, October 14 17:45 – 20:30 at Home for Cooperation, in Nicosia-Cyprus.

The conference aimed mainly in Promoting Permaculture to students aged 10-14 in Cyprus, through the dissemination of the results and deliverables of the project. It was also a good opportunity to try out some activities with the teachers as the pandemic conditions did not allow us to visit the schools within the project’s duration period.

The agenda included welcoming note from Mrs. Giota Mourettou, Head of the Research and Development Department and co-founder of the organization, C.I.P. Citizens In Power, overview of the LivingSTEM Project by Dr. Georgia Solomonidou, Researcher and Senior Manager of European Projects, C.I.P. Citizens in Power. This was done in a different way which included narration but also Kahoot game played by all participants in teams! Through Kahoot!, participants learned by playing and mostly got a taste of what their students will experience through the ‘Ideal Menu Game’. Then a guest speaker, owner of the Riverland Organic Farm in Cyprus have given an enlighten speech based on his experience about Permaculture as a way of life and its benefits. Finally, the project manager Dr. Georgia Solomonidou spoke about the educational aspect of Permaculture in Primary & Secondary Education where the participants played one of the parts of the Ideal Menu Game and which concerned the classification of nutrition labels according to their calories and other ingredients. (Nutrition labels were being collected for a month before the conference by all CIP staff and given to participants).

At the end, one hour was dedicated to interactive workshops where the participants were divided into two groups and performed two of the activities of the Gaming System, namely, ‘Permaculture and Renewable Energy Sources’ and ‘The Spider web of Biodiversity’.

Here you can enjoy the whole conference from beginning to end: https://www.facebook.com/citizensinpower/videos/382793936724964

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