Lifelong Learning Programme, Comenius Multilateral school partnerships – Water pollution monitoring and prevention: schools and local communities work together.
Istituto Professionale di stato „Enrico Fermi“ – Verona, Italy http://www.istitutofermiverona.it
Istituto Superiore „Strozzi“ – Mantova, Italy http://www.itagstrozzi.altervista.org
LABTER-CREA – Mantova, Italy www.labtercrea.it
Hannah-Arendt-Schule, Berufsschule der Region Hannover für Wirtschaft-Recht-Verwaltung – Hannover, Germany www.hannah-arendt.schule.de
Käina Gümnaasium – Hiiumaa, Estonia http://www.kaina.edu.ee
Schools that are promoting this project have already accumulated years of local experience in environmental education. This Comenius Partnership develops a) exchange of knowledge and good practices; b) didactic tools and experiences, included an interdisciplinary module in the field of environmental education crossed with the general aim of active citizenship; c) professional development of teachers.
The focus is on water: prevention of its pollution, effective and efficient use of water resources, study of the negative effects of a bad management of environmental issues. But the more general aim is to create an inclusive environment in the schools, developing interesting activities and creating a stronger motivation.
Käina Gümnaasium is an Institute of a general secondary education. In our school practically all subjects focus on environmental issues. As a matter of fact, we are located on an island, and problems such as water, sea pollution or climate change, are already affecting the quality of life.
In the Comenius EUWAPOL 2011 – 2013 Project we focus on the problems connected with drinking water.
We are looking for answers to the questions:
- What is drinking water?
- What is ground water?
- How big is the amount of the ground water on our island? How long will it last?
- What kinds of wells are possible to use on the islands?
- What requirements for the location have to be followed when setting up a well?
- Why do some wells lack water?
- How does the quality of the ground water form?
- Can our drinking water endanger people’s health?
- Can people affect the purity of well water?