EKO-RURAL4STEM

EKO-RURAL4STEM

  • The 2nd informative conference of the project “Strengthening STEM skills through

    ecology in the Elementary school Zrinskih Nuštar” (EKO-RURAL4STEM) was held

On August 23, 2023, in Elementary school Zrinskih Nuštar the 2nd informative conference of the project “Strengthening STEM skills through ecology in the Elementary school Zrinskih Nuštar” (EKO-RURAL4STEM) was held.

Elementary school Zrinskih Nuštar started implementing the project “Strengthening STEM skills through ecology in the Elementary school Zrinskih Nuštar” (EKO-RURAL4STEM) on August 1st, 2022, which is 100% funded within the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021.

Total value of the project is 738.061,54 EUR (5.560.926,64 kn) and it will last until April 2024. The project holder is Elementary school Zrinskih Nuštar, and the project partners are Competence Centre Ltd. for research and development, Agricultural and Forestry school Vinkovci and Department of Electronic Systems, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

The project EKO-RURAL4STEM aims to familiarize the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) topics to students and educational workers in an innovative way, through ecology. All participants will, while perfecting their STEM skills, increase their awareness about the importance of environmental protection, preserving the biodiversity and the effects of climate changes on the whole ecosystem.

The aim of the project is to improve the STEM skills of teachers and other educational workers in order to apply STEM learning approach during regular classes and to develop and implement it in extracurricular activities and workshops. The project will include more than 200 students involved in extracurricular activities for STEM skills, ICT, entrepreneurship and active citizenship. The project will also renovate the school’s facilities which will result in 4 newly equipped multimedia classrooms.

At the conference, the project's activities were presented, as well as the progress so far, and the guests had the opportunity to tour the renovated classrooms and see new state-of-the-art equipment which will enable the implementation of new extracurricular activities and STEM education.

The principal of Elementary school Zrinskih Nuštar, Krunoslav Šarić, emphasized the importance of projects that contribute to the development of the school, encourage the engagement of school staff, and raise the quality of teaching for students. Elementary school Zrinskih Nuštar is among the first elementary schools in Croatia which, through the implementation of this project, will become an example of good practice in STEM teaching.

Project Manager, Ana Bošković, Competence Centre Ltd. for research and development, presented the implemented activities and announced new extracurricular activities in biology, forestry, geography, robotics and computer science which will be available to pupils in the new school year. Project developed 7 new extracurricular programmes (“Computer science for special needs classes” for pupils in special needs classes from 1st to 4th grade, “Computer science for special needs classes” for pupils in special needs classes from 5st to 8th grade, “STEM in plant cultivation” for pupils from 1st to 4th grade, “STEM in plant cultivation” for pupils from 5st to 8th grade, “About the forest, in the forest, for the forest” for 3rd and 4th grades, “About the forest, in the forest, for the forest” for 5th and 6th grades, “Young meteorologists” for pupils from 6th to 8th grade).

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