Restoration

Restoration

ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION IN SOUTH ICELAND

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Education, training and youth involvement in addressing the challenges of environmental issues at a local level are among the key factors in contributing to changing attitudes and conduct towards nature within the whole community.

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The project will bring about an increase in young people’s knowledge of important global environmental issues, the ability to understand their causes, consequences, and interactions, the ability to comment on them in both speech and writing and the ability to address certain issues in a democratic way. Furthermore, the project will increase teachers’ capacity to deal with complex environmental issues.

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A long-term project in the field of environmental education among school pupils, teachers and their local community.

The project is in collaboration with the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland and the aforementioned schools.
Students becomes active participants in actions of ecological restoration and as these actions are put forth as an experiment, students will also learn scientific methodology.

2378261_orig The project involves ecological restoration and its importance for halting soil erosion, protecting biodiversity and fighting climate changes.
How much carbon dioxide, as a greenhouse gas from the atmosphere, is sequestered by their actions

Age of the students in the beginning: 10 years.
Each group has one block with 10 spots 2×1 meter

Examples of treatment:

Grass seed
Synthetic fertilizer
Seed + fertilizer
Leaves
Cover with hay
Fertilizer from animals, sheep etc.
Comparison spots untreated.

Measuring the results, September
Counting plants of each species, 50 points per sq.meter. Scientific method.
Students will then process the data they collect and present their findings to their school and local community.

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Computer work
Computer work

 

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In the future the project could become a model for environmental education in ecological restoration in Icelandic schools.