Making the MOST of environmental education in schools
Last week was an exciting time for us at Ducky, as we officially started our M.O.S.T. school community project with 23 partners from across the EU.
The MOST project – Meaningful Open Schooling Connects Schools to Communities – is a three year project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program.
The aim of the program is to build pan European cooperation to deliver innovative scientific education and social awareness across the member countries.
Ducky was selected to join with this prestigious project because of our long standing work with higher education in Norway and the U.K. Other partners include eight universities, city councils and environmental organisations across the region.
In Norway, our partners are the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Birralee International School in Trondheim.
Our goal at Ducky is to work with our partners to encourage deeper collaboration between parents, communities and local businesses, specifically on the themes of waste and energy.
One of the key features of Ducky is generating action rather than just words, and we will be deploying our popular Ducky Campaign platform to run friendly competitions for the stakeholders to encourage waste and energy reduction.
We’re hoping it will be a lot of fun, as well as educational.
Of course, no program like this is complete without some method of encouraging long term behaviour change, and so a big part of the Ducky involvement will include elements of behaviour psychology through our ‘nudge’ technology.
We’re looking forward to the challenge of generating this kind of result from the various parties to the project.
We’re looking forward to what 2021 and beyond will bring!
More information on the M.O.S.T. project can be found at https://www.ntnu.no/ilu/most.
Researcher and Educational Developer, Ducky AS