"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.”- Babe Dioum
We work with children and teenagers, ages 9 to 17. Through a commitment to place-based learning, we value the importance of connecting younger generations to local environments. We believe that the best way to learn is by developing the awareness that all life is interconnected.
“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” – Rachel Carson
We design, develop and test interactive technologies for place-based learning in conversation with local communities as a means to explore relevant pedagogical strategies in the context of environmental education. Currently, we are producing a field guide that takes as a departing point the questions posed by children and teens regarding their surrounding environment.
News & Updates
The Field Guide App
We are happy to present the Field Guide app. The app uses a geolocation positioning system to allow users to pose questions to scientists whilst exploring a nature conservation site. We prepared this demo for the biennial
“What is most desirable for nature?”
On November 15, 2020, Field Guide researcher, Dr Flora Piasentin, gave an oral presentation entitled "What is most desirable for nature?: An analysis of the perspectives of young Azorean peo...
“How may Biodiversity Web Portals help to reconnect education with nature?”
On Thursday, October 8, 2020, project Co-PI Doctor Rosalina Gabriel presented the Field Guide project as part of Encontros Scientia. Here you will find an abstract of h...
“Pedagogical Journeys in Environmental Education”