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The UNESCO Baltic Sea Project's WebQuiz 2020 is open for participation!

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The UNESCO Baltic Sea Project's WebQuiz 2020 is ready for students all over Baltic Sea region to participate! By participating in the Quiz the students can improve their knowledge about the Baltic Sea ecosystems, environmental awareness and understanding of sustainable development. Also build critical thinking skills, testi online information searching skills and learn English. The WebQuiz can be done as part of a Natural Science class or English class at school, also as a part of home schooling or distance learning program. Download the A3 poster for dissemination from here . This year the questions are in three age groups: 10-13 years: 30 minutes, 5 questions 13-16 years: 45 minutes, 8 questions 16-19 years: 60 minutes, 10 questions The Baltic Sea WebQuiz in open until the 15th of December. The Baltic Sea WebQuiz 2020 can be found HERE Additional information: You need computer with headphones and video possibility, good Internet connection, and some research skills. You can only

Coastwatch in Salacgriva (Latvia)

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  On September 16 students from class 11 of Salacgriva Secondary School went to the beach to do the coastwatch. 500 m of the beach were explored from school till the breakwater near the port. The beach lies on the territory of the North Vidzeme Biosphere reserve. The place is easily to access. On the beach and in the sea one can see big stones. This is a favourite place for walks and Nordic walking. On the beach the erosion of dunes is observed, it has happened due to the sea. On the beach and in the water there are green and red alga making muddy spots. There are four types of mussels in the Baltic sea in Latvia, we found 3 types, mostly Macoma Baltica. There was not much litter on the beach, we collected it. In the recent years the beach is rather clean and well-kept during the great gatherings, people also have become more responsible about being on the beach and in the dunes.  Filled BSP coastwatch questionnaire    

Baltic Sea web quiz will launch SOON!

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The Baltic Sea is the most polluted sea in the world because of its fragile barckish water ecosystems and many neighbouring countries with different protection schemes. Based on the HELCOM assesment, the biodiversity status is inadequate for most assessed species, and continued efforts to support biodiversity are of key importance. Also, the contamination status is elevated in all of the Baltic Sea, but some improving trends are seen ( http://stateofthebalticsea.helcom.fi/ ). Since 2013, the national Baltic Sea Project coordinator of Estonia, has launced a web quiz to help school teachers and students develop their research & ICT skills and learn more about the Baltic Sea. It is supported by Republic of Eestonia - Ministry of Education and Research. The Baltic Sea web quiz will be launched on 1st of October. And everyone who want to take part can unswer till 30th of November. Participants need 45-60 minutes and a computer with sound options. This year will be the first time when we

Cross-cultural encounters: connecting teachers across the Baltic Sea

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  Connecting teachers and starting partnerships across the Baltic Sea Networking webinar for BSP teachers in secondary education (students aged 13 – 18) Time: Tuesday October 27th 14– 17:00 and                  Wednesday October 28th 14 – 17:00 (CET)  Place: Online on Teams Organised by: UNESCO BSP Registration (at latest October 23rd): https://forms.gle/FtsA8jYuam6jZfq86   What is Baltic Sea Project? The Baltic Sea Project (BSP) is an international network of schools belonging to UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet). "As partners in UNESCO ASPnet School Network we belong to a global community of like-minded schools and connect, share knowledge and experiences and develop joint projects with tens of thousands of principals, teachers and students around the world." (UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet): Guide for Members, 2019) Goal of the webinar  As the General Coordinator (2018 - 2021) of BSP, Finland took the initiative to organize this webinar to su

Baltic Sea Day activities at Kello School

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At the shores of the Baltic Sea  On the 27 August we celebrated the international Baltic Sea Day by taking the school kids from Kello school to the shores of the Baltic Sea, specifically to a small boat harbor in the northern Baltic Sea in Finland. Weather cooperated the whole day while me, Suvi and Toivo received one 6th or 7th class after another from morning till afternoon. I am Essi Keskinen , a marine biologist at Mets√§hallitus Parks and Wildlife Finland. Our government organization Mets√§hallitus manages the state-owned land and water areas, national parks and conservation areas. My job is to do underwater marine species and habitat mapping and use that knowledge to try and best manage the Bothnian Bay underwater nature for future generations. My colleague Suvi Saarnio from ELY-center (Center for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment ) is a special planner and a marine specialist. Her job, in addition to underwater mapping, is to work in a Finnish-Swedish

Bioblitz and iNaturalist tutorial video

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Check the BioBlitz tutorial video prepared by UNESCO BSP citizen science programme team coordinators  Link to the video on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sgVrkTHKwE Baltic Sea Day on the 27th of August 

JOIN the BioBlitz around the Baltic Sea on 27th of August 2020

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BioBlitz around the Baltic Sea is a first citizen science mini-project within the Baltic Sea Project of UNESCO ASPnet that includes all the students and teachers from 9 countries, also their parents and friend, to discover the nature around them simultaneusly during one day,  27th of August 2020 , using a smartphone app called iNaturalist and a nature watch method called "bioblitz".   We invite all of you to take part of this celebration.  Check out our Youtube video about how to take part of the BioBlitz:   https://youtu.be/9sgVrkTHKwE Other iNaturalist original video tutorials can be found from here: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/video+tutorials There will be prizes that will be given out for participants by random fortuna wheel. The Baltic Sea Day , launched by the John Nurminen Foundation, which is an annual day of celebration in honour of the sea. The objective of the day is to encourage people to enjoy the unique sea that belongs to us all, and to take concrete