End: apr 2016
Start: jan 2015
|External project link||Climate language project funding|
|Start - end date||01.01.2015 - 30.04.2016|
|Project manager||Gunta Kalvāne|
|Project manager at Nibio||Paul Eric Aspholm|
|Division||Division of Forest and Forest Resources|
|Department||Wildlife and Rangelands|
|Partners||Latvijas Mazpulki – Latvian 4-H Latvijas Dabas fonds - Latvian Fond for Nature University of Riga, Faculty of Geography and Earth Science|
|Funding source||EEA grants|
The aim of the project is to increase the awareness, knowledge and expertise of the society and particularly school children in the field of climate, climate change and adaptation to the climate change. An information campaign regarding climate change and adaption will be implemented. What are changing in the climate around us? Are we able to understand the changes in nature and our environment? The flowering, the arrival of migrating birds, the date of ripening of berries, when are the snow falling and frost on ground happening? There are several signs and methods to reveal the direction of changes. The project emphasize to develop and make these knowledge available. The project Klimata valoda - climate language is based on three directions of action:
• Elaboration and inclusion in lessons of geography and science of the school program of interdisciplinary practical works considering climate and its change as well as inclusion of these materials in the professional education program of the teachers. Main leader for this direction is University of Riga Faculty of Geography and Earth Science.
• Realization of experiments (practical works) as measures of informal education with elaboration and publication on the internet of corresponding video materials, inviting young people to explore the nature processes independently. See the blog at (https://languageofclimate.wordpress.com/). Main leader for this direction is Latvijas Mazpulki – Latvian 4-H and University of Riga Faculty of Geography and Earth Science.
• Implementing reporting system of seasonal phenomena in the existing nature observation system (dabasdati.lv) and kick-starting the observations as an example of adaptation of the wildlife. There is webpage for the registration of observations at Latvian Fund for Nature, and an fieldguide for phenology observations. Main leader for this direction is Latvijas Dabas fonds - Latvian Fond for Nature.