Environmental School "Awareness Of The Habitable Planet"

Science Topic: Planetary Climate
5th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Thursday Nov. 30, 2023
UTC: 7:20 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday Dec. 1, 2023
UTC: 10:50 a.m. - 11 a.m.

The Environmental School "Awareness of the Habitable Planet" (the word conciencia in Spanish also reads as "with science") is an itinerant initiative that promotes environmental education for boys and girls in the secondary school cycle. Multidisciplinary workshops help address the habitability conditions of the planet, in direct contact with scientists from the areas of atmospheric, marine, astronomy and environmental sciences. The environmental school complements the school curriculum using an "Exploration Log" to assess content learning. With nature visits, an environment of awareness is created, fostering a sense of hope in practical solutions. The school promotes the STEM approach and collaborative work, providing children with tools to be agents of change in society from early age.

About Fuentes-Morales Irma

Irma Fuentes is a Dr in Astrophysics and is currently a postdoctoral researcher in astronomy education at the Millennium Nucleus on Young Exoplanets and their Moons (YEMS) at the University of Santiago of Chile (USACH). Her research areas include nova explosions in cataclysmic variable stars and astronomical education research, with a focus on developing classroom activities that utilize astronomy to teach scientific subjects, primarily aligned with the Chilean educational reality. Additionally, she is the founder of an environmental Foundation called “Ruta Sustentable” that contributes to environmental and scientific education outside the classroom in her country.