EELLSS – Final event in Kassel

The EELLSS partners organised their final event on October 5th and 6th, 2017, in Kassel. The two-day event brought together more than 85 people from all the seven partner countries – among them all partners and all those teachers and students that have been involved in the learning projects.

Highlights were the European buffet with treats of each partner country , the common art project and the European fair. Read more in our newsletter.

EELLSS – Save the date!

The EELLSS consortium will organise a final event on October 5th and 6th, 2017, in Kassel. The two-day event will bring together all partners and all those teachers and students that have been involved in the learning projects. The event will take place in the German partner school Wilhelmsgymnasium on day 1 and in the premises of the Landkreis Kassel on day 2. We will organise a fair where partner school will present their learning projects and findings. We will soon publish the agenda here.

Exernal guests are very much welcome!

EELLSS partner meeting in Pisa

In May the EELLSS partners met in Pisa. The main aim was to exchange on the state of affairs in the ongoing learning projects in the partners schools and on drafting the programme for the final event that will take place on 05./06.10.2017 in Kassel.
It was great to hear that the soil-related learning projects have brought up new ideas and initiated activities that would not have taken place without the project!

Despite all the efforts of the team … the tower is still leaning!

EELLSS Award – Open for submission!

The EELLSS team is inviting European school students (14-19 years old) to submit projects, concepts or ideas on practical and problem based soil projects in European schools. You can describe a project that has already been carried out or is still in the planning process. You can also describe a concept or idea that could potentially be carried out if you had the chance to do so.

In any case, you should: Continue reading

EELLS on World Soil Day

On December 5th, 2016, is World Soil Day!

We hope you and your classes will join our World Soil Day event on social media!

The idea is to introduce your class to the other school classes on December 5th. For example by posting a comment, posting a group picture or by letting your students make a short movie in which they will present themselves. Whatever suits you and whatever time allows. Find out more!

EELLSS – 27 particpiants at Teacher Training

From 04.-08.11.2016 the five-day teacher training took place in the premises of the Spanish school STUCOM situated in the heart of Barcelona. The programme contained theoretical and practical elements and left room for developing own projects that shall be implemented in the following month in the partner schools. Continue reading

EELLSS – Teacher Training in Barcelona

EELLSS will organise a five-day training course for teachers from the project partner countries. The training aims to develop practical examples of learning activities on soil science topics and apply soil science as a learning field in the schools.

The EELLSS consortium invites teachers of all school types to take part in the training course to learn about the newly developed versatile and extendable approach to integrate soils as a substantial learning field in European school education.

Find out detailes here.

EELLSS – partner meeting in Tilburg

EELLSS partners held their next meeting in Tilburg, Netherlands. During the meeting, current developments and challenges in the field of soil science research were discussed. Partners presented their expertise and ideas  on how to generate different didactical frameworks on soil science case studies.

After the meeting, a short excursion to Regte Heide was organised. The Regte Heide, a natural area, offers different soil profiles and thus creates different opportunities for measures and analysis. During the excursion soil profiles were taken and the different layers were discussed.

6 GREEEN partners in follow-up project

THe GREEEN project has come to an end – the network activities of the GREEEN Network carry on. Also we are glad to continue our successful collaboration with six partners of the GREEEN Network in the follow-up project EELLSS – European Experiential Learning Lab on Soil Science that aims to interlink natural sciences with “soils” as a practical, concrete and “living” lab and innovative learning field. Find out more on the EELLS website.