GCS Marine Project 1600
GCS Marine Project 1600, an initiative of CEE, is an action based research project focused on coastal biodiversity conservation between schools in Queensland, Australia and Gujarat, India. The objectives of the project are to:
- Generate awareness of, interest in and passion for the conservation of oceans and seas among children and youth.
- Study human impact including urban habitations, industrial growth, ports and urban livelihood activities on coastal ecosys tems.
- Gain an understanding of the local and global context of coastal/marine issues and the differences and similarities in cross country approaches to addressing these issues.
- Exchange project learnings, experiences and information between school groups in India and Australia.
- Build skills, leadership, resource networks and partnerships for sustainability for school communities in India and Australia and strengthen understanding and commitment to local and international sustainability solutions.
- Encourage and develop skills among students and the community in research, documentation and monitoring of marine biodiversity.
Participating students will be encouraged to write a report based on the findings of their study which would then be presented to key community stake holders.
Centre for Environment Education (CEE) Australia Incorporated is a not for profit association established in Sydney in July 2001. CEEA is dedicated to the development and implementation of innovative environmental education, communication and action programs in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.Learn more»
The Global Citizenship for Sustainability is an action research-based sustainability education programme for school-communities across countries. GCS offers a template of exchange and engagement across diverse cultures, and in countries at different points in the development continuum.Learn more»
August 1-15, 2013
Tata Chemicals DAV Public School, Gujarat initiated their work with a beach cleaning activity. Students of grade 9 and 11 carried out beach cleaning activities twice, the first on July 31 and the second on August 31.
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October 16-31, 2013
Tata Chemicals DAV School students and teachers celebrated Wildlife Week through a special event at the beach sensitizing students and their parents and the local fishing community about endangered marine life.
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March 1-31, 2014
The Global Citizenship for Sustainability, (GCS) Marine Project 1600 launch event was held on March 14 at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Gardens Point, Brisbane.
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