Ciência Viva Holds Portugal's 1st Blue Society Teachers' Conference
30-31 October saw Portuguese teachers come together to learn about the importance of the sea.

 

     

 

The 1st Portuguese Teachers' Conference took place at Ciência Viva's Pavilhão de Conhecimento in Lisbon from 30-31 October 2015.

 

The Conference consisted in plenary sessions about the Odean and its importance in our everyday lives together with practical sessions dedicated to hand-on activities with the teachers, giving them material that they can adapt to their school curriculum or that could be of practical relevance in their classrooms.

 

The full agenda of the conference can be viewed here. (Portuguese)

 

SPEAKERS:

Pedro Madureira a geologist specialised in geochemistry and petrology and currently responsible for the Continental Shelf Extension Project (Estrutura de Missão para a Extensão da Plataforma Continental - EMEPC) in the North Atlantic.  He is also currently a member of the International Seabed Authority (Comissão Jurídica e Técnica da Autoridade Internacional dos Fundos Marinhos).

Gonçalo Calado is an Associate Professor at the Universidade Lusófona, where he lectures on Ecology and Marine Biology. He is also a diving instructor and writes a regular column in the Science section of the newspaper “Público”. He has also previously worked for the Secretariat of the Environment of the Portuguese government and for UNESCO.

Sofia Quaresma is a biologist who works in the public service, raising awareness of science and environmental issues, particularly through the school system. She has previously worked in teacher training since 2004 in collaboration with the Order of Biologists (Ordem dos Biólogos). She is also a member of various NGOs and has worked together with the School of the Sea since its creation. She also writes for children, finding many ways to promote biodiversity and the sea.

Susana França is specialized in Applied Biology and Animal Resources. She holds an array of qualifications in Ecology, Marine Biology and Aquaculture. She currently studies estuarine ecology at MARE – Centre for Marine and Environmental Sciences (MARE – Centro de Ciências do Mar e do Ambiente). She is also part of the “Schools” group at MARE, promoting Ocean Literacy at all levels of education. She has previously collaborated with Ciência Viva for “Ciência Viva – Biologia no Verão”, “Escolinha Ciência Viva”, “Noite do Professor” at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento, “Há Ciência em Lisboa!”, “Noite Europeia dos Investigadores”, and more.

Vera Sequeira is specialized in Applied Biology and Animal Resources and Marine Sciences. She has also worked as a course leader at Lisbon Zoo where she later became the Educational Programmes and Training Coordinator for communication and educational activities.She also worked as a researcher in the area of Fisheries Biology at MARE – Centre for Marine and Environmental Sciences (MARE – Centro de Ciências do Mar e do Ambiente).  Also working as part of the “Schools” group at MARE, she was involved in the projects “Olhó peixe fresquinho!” and “O MARE vai à escola”, and has previously worked with “Ciência Viva – Biologia no Verão”, “Escolinha Ciência Viva”, “Noite do Professor” at the Pavilhão do Conhecimento, “Há Ciência em Lisboa!”, “Noite Europeia dos Investigadores”, and more.

Raquel Costa is a marine geologist specialised in marine education.. She is currently the Coordinator of the educational Mission Structure - Marine Kit for the Continental Shelf Extension Project (Estrutura de Missão para a Extensão da Plataforma Continental - EMEPC), creating and developing activities that form part of the workshop, “Vamos ao fundo do Mar Português!”

Fernanda Silva is a marine geologist and currently works with the team of the educational project Mission Structure - Sea Kit for the Continental Shelf Extension Project (Estrutura de Missão para a Extensão da Plataforma Continental - EMEPC), and one of the driving forces behind the workshop “Vamos ao fundo do Mar Português!”

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