Finished Last updated: 01.10.2018
End: apr 2016
Start: jan 2015
The aim of the project is to increase the awareness, knowledge and expertise of the society and particularly school children in the field of climate, climate change and adaptation to the climate change. An information campaign with practical experiments avd observation regarding climate change and adaption will be implemented. The project Klimata valoda - climate language, is based on three directions of action involving schools and youngsters as well as public in general.
External project link Climate language project funding
Start - end date 01.01.2015 - 30.04.2016
Project manager Gunta Kalvāne
Project manager at Nibio Paul Eric Aspholm
Division Division of Forest and Forest Resources
Department Natural Resources and Rural Development
Partners Latvijas Mazpulki – Latvian 4-H Latvijas Dabas fonds - Latvian Fond for Nature University of Riga, Faculty of Geography and Earth Science
Funding source EEA grants

Summary

The aim of the project is to increase the awareness, knowledge and expertise of the society and particularly school children in the field of climate, climate change and adaptation to the climate change. An information campaign regarding climate change and adaption will be implemented. What are changing in the climate around us? Are we able to understand the changes in nature and our environment? The flowering, the arrival of migrating birds, the date of ripening of berries, when are the snow falling and frost on ground happening? There are several signs and methods to reveal the direction of changes. The project emphasize to develop and make these knowledge available. The project Klimata valoda - climate language is based on three directions of action:

• Elaboration and inclusion in lessons of geography and science of the school program of interdisciplinary practical works considering climate and its change as well as inclusion of these materials in the professional education program of the teachers. Main leader for this direction is University of Riga Faculty of Geography and Earth Science.

• Realization of experiments (practical works) as measures of informal education with elaboration and publication on the internet of corresponding video materials, inviting young people to explore the nature processes independently. See the blog at (https://languageofclimate.wordpress.com/). Main leader for this direction is Latvijas Mazpulki – Latvian 4-H and University of Riga Faculty of Geography and Earth Science.

• Implementing reporting system of seasonal phenomena in the existing nature observation system (dabasdati.lv) and kick-starting the observations as an example of adaptation of the wildlife. There is webpage for the registration of observations at Latvian Fund for Nature, and an fieldguide for phenology observations. Main leader for this direction is Latvijas Dabas fonds - Latvian Fond for Nature.

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