The main goal of the project is to spread the marine spaces Natura 2000 to high school students, so we place value on its importance as a useful way to achieve conservation of marine biodiversity. The EDUCAMAR project wants to complement the awareness and environmental education plan considered in LIFE IP INTEMARES project, integrated, innovative and participative management of the Natura 2000 network in the Spanish marine environment. EDUCAMAR will be focused on secondary education centres.
Workshops and design of educative material
In order to achieve these goals, different actions have been outlined. On one hand, an informative campaign will be carried out specifically in 72 secondary education centres from 23 coastal provinces of Spain, not only the Mediterranean but the Atlantic. During the visits, we will carry out workshops and talks about LIFE IP INTEMARES, marine biodiversity in our seas and the importance of Natura 2000 marine spaces to reach its conservation.
On the other hand, to complement these workshops and extend the project to every educational centre which cannot participate directly, we will develop additional information packets for the purpose of facilitate teaching this subject.
“Message in a bottle” campaign
Finally, the project also contemplates the implementation of an awareness campaign called “Message in a bottle” which wants to make known marine environment and Natura 2000 among society. This campaign will consist on the organization of a national event, where people will share messages and challenges in a bottle to involved society in the conservation of our seas and the Ocean, promoting a sustainable change in the relation between them.