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The Green Backbone – teaching schoolchildren about sustainability

The Green Backbone – teaching schoolchildren about sustainability

The green think tank CONCITO’s climate embassy and the Haver til Maver (farm to table) association are collaborating on the ambitious national programme, The Green Backbone.

The Green Backbone aims to provide students with a green curriculum that promotes the sustainable agenda, presents it to the children and supports the teaching of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

The Green Backbone brings together and expands the best practical activities within the themes of nature, food, health, climate and energy and resources, creating specific courses for schoolchildren at all grades. The locally-provided practical activities will be offered by naturskoler (nature activity centres), organizations, companies, museums and others.

The courses will teach children how biology, chemistry, geography, physics and mathematics are connected with the world outside the classroom and the importance of skills in the natural sciences in transitioning our society in a more sustainable direction.

The teaching should be fun, involve all the senses and should enable children to cultivate, experience, calculate and be creative.

The Green Backbone, which runs from 2019 to 2024, is an initiative that involves collaborating with 15 municipalities and relevant actors in green teaching on selecting, compiling and disseminating the best practical activities in a naturally green teaching supplement to the STEM subjects.

Photographer: Kasper Leegaard