Young people are a very important part of society who help shape (future) public opinion on climate change. This is why the project “Climate Change in Latvia – challenge or opportunity?” selected youths (aged 14-18) as its main target audience – organizing special events and climate workshops in Latvia’s secondary schools.
With the help of non-formal educational methods, the “homo ecos:” team tries to capture young people’s interest in topics related to climate change, teaching them how they can help to reduce our collective negative impact on the climate.
Aims of the climate workshops
- To motivate pupils to come up with ideas to solve problems related to climate change and to find ways to put those solutions into practice;
- To demonstrate how the greenhouse effect works and how increased amounts of CO2 in a closed system increases the temperature;
- To show the effects of climate change on Latvia and the world
- To evoke discussion about the impact of climate change on people and nature;
- To give insight into climate-friendly alternatives and choices for everyday activities.
Creative group workshops
- World Cafe method;
- CO2 experiment;
- Mapping the effects of climate change on Latvia and the world;
- Climate-friendly choices;
- Sustainable cities of the future.
Individual creative workshops
- Virtual test;
- Upcycling plastic bags;
- Photo corner.
- 29 January Rēzeknes Valsts Poļu ģimnāzija
- 3 February Bauskas Valsts ģimnāzija
- 11 February Liepājas Valsts 1. ģimnāzija
- 15 February Viļakas Valsts ģimnāzija
- 17 February Madonas Valsts ģimnāzija
- 18 February Dobeles Valsts ģimnāzija
- 19 February Jēkabpils Valsts ģimnāzija
- 22 February Jelgavas Valsts ģimnāzija
- 3 March Talsu Valsts ģimnāzija
- 4 March Ventspils Valsts 1. ģimnāzija
- 7 March Draudzīgā Aicinājuma Cēsu Valsts ģimnāzija
- 11 March Ernesta Glika Alūksnes Valsts ģimnāzija
- 29 March Āgenskalna Valsts ģimnāzija