e-HAND - Effects of Human Activities on Natural Disasters

According to recent researches it is very likely that human activities will impact future catastrophes, like earthquakes, storms, floods, cyclones, landslides, also because population growth and urbanization make communities much more vulnerable to natural hazards. Several studies confirm that disaster and risk education should be part of the na...

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  • The award ceremony for the Scientix & STEM Alliance contests that took place for the winners of the STEM Discovery Week (23-27 April) was organized during the weekend of 22-24 Jun 2018. Among others, a total of 44 teachers representing their schools attended the event. There were 32 award winners from the Scientix contest and 12 STEM Alliance ones and 3 ambassadors.
    Among the winners was also the 2nd General Lyceum of Oreokastro with the STEM lesson “STEM & IBSE in action: earthquakes and engineering in the classroom” presented during the Erasmus+ eHAND meeting at the 2nd General Lyceum of Oreokastro.
    The event took place in Brussels at the European Schoolnet offices. All the winners had the opportunity to present their work. In addition to the award ceremony, the organizers arranged several workshops, thus adding more interest and content to the meeting.
    On Saturday, participants had the opportunity to work with "Stem in the Future Classroom Lab for primary or secondary and eConfidence for primary or secondary.
    On Sunday, workshops were organized following a selection made in the previous days by the participants themselves. Therefore, the workshops that were carried out had amazing subject matter and interest since they were chosen by the participants themselves. Here are some examples:
    "Designing the School of the Future - Developing the Skills of Tomorrow in STEM Careers"
    "Converting STEM Discovery Week Activities into Lesson Plans for Other Teachers to Implement"
    "Tips to include Scientix resources and different scenarios (become a blogger for Scientix)
    "Science and science fiction: science in films and the myth of standing eggs"
    "Interstellar missions - should we go out there?"
    "The Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry"
    "Sure, I'm interested in your idea / project, you've got it"

    It was a common impression at the end of the event that such meetings (not only for awards) help us to see and hear new ideas, the ideas of other colleagues, to be informed and most importantly to exchange views, thoughts and, of course, to get to know each other.





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    - Posted by GEORGIOS CHATZIGEORGIOU, 01.07.2018

  • Oreokastro "Enceladus" Meeting 23-27 April 2018




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    - Posted by GEORGIOS CHATZIGEORGIOU, 14.06.2018

  • The truth is we barely realised when the Oreokastro meeting actually began or even finished. We were all focused on achieving our goals, organising multiple activities, but also making everyone's stay (students' and teachers' alike) as pleasant and interesting as possible.


    - Posted by GEORGIOS CHATZIGEORGIOU, 14.06.2018

  • We organized two outdoor activities to explore the effects of climate change on our mountains
    29 May 2018: Passo del Foscagno
    1 June 2018: Morteratsch glaciers

    - Posted by Franca Sormani, 12.06.2018

  • Conference-event at the Liceo Majorana


    - Posted by Franca Sormani, 06.06.2018