More than 200 students between 8th and 12th grade in Varna will receive climate change education in the 2023/2024 school year. The classes are organized by the Public Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development under the project “Simulator-Simulator” – one of the fourteen finalists in the eighth edition of the Vivacom Regional Grant.
With the help of a specially developed global online simulator – EnROADS, students will learn about the impact of human activity on the climate. “Our mission is to introduce the online simulator into the curricula of schools in Varna. We will train more than 20 teachers to use the educational software, which they will then apply in their teaching practice in geography, chemistry, biology classes or in the class teacher’s lessons,” said Ilian Iliev from the Public Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development. To help more students understand how their decisions affect the effects of global warming, we will prepare video teaching content on the topic and additional online information materials,” Iliev added.
Any school in Varna that would like to involve its students in the project can make a request by 15 September by submitting information about the school, the number of classes and students they would like to cover and contacts to: email@example.com.
The Community Center for Environment and Sustainable Development has many years of experience working with and educating local communities and youth on environmental issues.
The Simulator-Stimulator project is supported by a Vivacom Regional Grant, which for the past 8 years has supported civil society organizations with innovative ideas to address pressing issues in local communities.