Presentations and materials of BSP air quality webinar on 8th of February 2021

The whole webinar can be re-lived through our YouTube video:

Programme & speakers:
14.50 - Testing microphones, webcams and greeting the participants 15.00 - Opening words (Gedy Matisen, Estonia) 15.05 - Air pollution problem on a global scale and the Baltic Sea Project (Martin Jarrath, Germany) 15.20 - What is citizen science? Examples of different CS projects in Estonia (Triin Edovald, Estonian Environmental Agency) 15.35 - Starting a lichen project at school & getting involved in citizen science (Nicolai Krichevsky, Germany & Gedy Matisen, Estonia)
15.50 - Energizer - lichen yoga (Gunta Kalvāne, University of Latvia) 15.55 - Why is lichen used as an air quality bioindicator and what connections can we draw with climate change? (Tiiu Tõrra, University of Tartu)
16.10 - Short introduction to the international activities we offer for the schools in the network until the end of summer 2021:
16.25-16.30 - Closing the webinar (Gedy Matisen, Estonia)

Presentations and materials of Unesco-BSP webinar 27th - 28th October 2020

Tuesday, October 27th 

14–14:05 Welcome (Paula Mattila and Aira Undén-Selander)
14:05- 14:15 Getting to know each other (Tiina Sarisalmi)
14:30–15:50  Short presentations of successful learning projects implementing participatory
                    collaborative learning methods
14:30–14:45 Global Citizenship Education (Camilla Weidiger)
14:45–15:00 Sustainable Development and Climate change (Jussi Tomberg)
15:00–15:10 Circular economy (Stanislav Babitch)
15:10–15:20 Literature: Baltic Sea and Moomins (Elina Koskela-Tarvas)
15:20–15:30 It's our responsibility - video made by students (Tapio Turpeinen)
15:30–15:40 LARP in learning history and civics (Viljami Nykänen)
15:40–15:50 Futures of Education (Nea Nasib and Paula Mattila)

15:50–16:15    Break 

16:15–16:45    Short introductions to hands-on tools
16:15–16:25 iNaturalist (Gedy Matisen)
16:35–16:45 Padlet, Google Drive and other tools for project work (Tiina Sarisalmi)
16:45–17        Instructions and orientation to team building and partner finding activities

Wednesday, October 28th 

14–14:15        Welcome & introduction to partner finding and project planning activities (Tiina Sarisalmi)
                       Partner finding padlet students 13-15
                       Partner finding padlet students 16-18

14:15–14:30  Tips for using European platforms and applying for grants (eTwinning, Erasmus+ and Nordplus)

14:30–15       Partner finding and forming project groups

15–16:00       Working on project ideas (groups in Teams)
                             Global citizenship 13–15 Camilla Weidiger
                             Sustainable development 13–15 Jon Urskov   
                             Intercultural learning 13–15 Aira Undén-Selander and Elina Koskela-Tarvas

                             Global citizenship 16–18  Jussi Tomberg
                             Sustainable development 16–18 Gedy Matisen
                             Intercultural learning 16–18 Paula Mattila
                             Futures of Education 13-18 Tiina Sarisalmi 

16:00–16:20     Break
16:20–16:50     Presentation of the results of the group work and possible project plans

16:50–17:00     Closing session


Presentations at Unesco webinar on September 2nd 2020

Organized by the Finnish National Agency of Education (EDUFI)

13.00-15.10 Webinar-within-webinar with UNESCO-BSP (the Baltic Sea Project) international
                        13.00 A brief introduction to BSP’s history and visions about its future, Martin Jarrath
                        (use Chrome to open Martin's presentation) + Text
                        13.25 Present activities /case citizen science, Gedy Matisen
                        13.45 Present activities /case Baltic Sea Day 27 Aug, Jussi Tomberg
                        14.05 The Danish model of Unesco and BSP School collaboration, Jon Urskov Pedersen
                        14.30 Invitation to BSP teacher webinar 27-28 Oct, Tiina Sarisalmi
                        14.45 Conclusions for next steps, Aira Undén-Selander, BSP General Coordinator

BSP national coordinator in Germany Martin Jarrath


Produced thematic materials for teachers

The best practice collection of the Baltic Sea Project 1989-2019 (Estonian release)

Download the collection  in English.
Download the collection  in Estonian.

How to teach about SDG no 1 - an interactive lesson plan (ESTONIAN)

Teaching about SDG's can be confusing. Estonian teachers made a ICT lesson plan about SDG Goal no 1: No poverty 
Perhaps it can help you too!

Baltic Sea Media Project movies & lesson plans

What is the current situation? What can you do to improve it? Who is responsible for the current problems? How are other parts of the world affected?
Find out more about the documentaries and lesson plans along with the films: 

Learner's Guides = Teacher's Handbook for SDG links

BSP published learners Guides are used as teacher's handbooks for organizing outdoor classes on the subjects like water quality, sustainable development, recycling, urban planning etc.
All of them can be downloaded for free from our homepage:
They will help teachers to connect BSP nature watch practical field work with the sustainable development goals!

HELCOM interactive map

It is great to use up-to-date info about Baltic Sea in the classroom. This interactive map can be a great tool for individual or group work in classroom (in biology, geography, history, English class etc). Find out more, how to use this map to learn more about Baltic Sea.