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14/11/2019 - 00:00
The “Eco Hero Lab” is both a school program and an online portal that inspires youth to become planet protectors.
Kids are offered the science about our planet’s ecosystems through videos and are then invited to bring science to life at their own school through the 5 “Eco Hero Challenges”:
For the World Science Day held on November 10th, a group of 4 science centers: Hidrodoe in Belgium, Planetarium Science Center in Egypt, The Forest Ciência Viva Centre in Portugal and Universum in Mexico had prepared a special program. Based on the “Eco Hero Lab” concept developed by environmental economist Pamela Peeters, they've joined forces to address different global threats to the planet and possible solutions for the following four ecosystems through a common strategy:
Each of the participating science centers are working with local schools to find the best ways to address the 5 challenges within one of the ecosystems they retained.
The initiative is strongly supported throughout by the UN Major Group Children and Youth. Local organizations partners of the MGCY are joining the science centers to support the video creation, elaborate the scientific content and promote local events to local youth beyond the science center audiences.
As being corporate social responsible, the TerraCottem company is continuously aspiring to make a bigger difference. That's why we are very happy and extremely proud that we can support this initiative. We look forward to May 5th 2020: that will be the "Day of the Eco-Hero". More news to be announced soon... However, we can already tell you that TerraCottem is being called in as experts for the ecosystem soil.
Join us on May 5, 2020 = Day of the Eco-Hero