"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
Field Guide at IAPS 2022On the 06th of July, project scholarship holder Alexandra Silva presented Field Guide at the International Association of People-Environment Studies Conference (IAPS 2022) that took place in Lisbon, P...
Book ‘Field Guide of Azorean Native Flora’Project Co-PI Rosalina Gabriel has edited with Paulo A. V. Borges 'Field Guide of Azorean Native Flora'. This fascinating book, partially funded by the Field Guide project, presents 293 species of endemic...
Tree Box at DRS 2022
Project PI Sónia Matos presented Tree Box, an interactive object designed in collaboration with project scholarship holder Daniel Sousa for Field Guide, at the Design Research Society Conference 2022 on the...
Field Guide at the World Conservation Congress
Project Co-PI Rosalina Gabriel presented Field Guide at this year's World Conservation Congress (IUCN) with an online presentation entitled "[re]Connecting People and Nature in the Azo...