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Workshops for elementary students at the InnoRenew CoE

The InnoRenew CoE continues with workshops for elementary school students. Recently, a group of eco-journalists from the elementary school in Sostro visited the institute as part of the project “Zeleno pero”. Students learned about the overall importance of forests for society and the value of their productive, ecological and social characteristics. Dr Črtomir Tavzes, InnoRenew CoE researcher, led the workshop and highlighted that wood, in comparison to others, is one of the only materials that ensures transition towards a low carbon society.

Sixth and seventh grade students from Vincenzo e Diego de Castro Pirano, an Italian elementary school, also visited the InnoRenew CoE to learn about forests and wood as well as interact with visiting researcher Rosie Sargent.

InnoRenew CoE’s researchers then collaborated with the elementary school in Livade for their technical day, preparing a two-part workshop. In the first part, students were familiarized with the basic knowledge of wood, its use and environmental impacts. In the second part, students “transformed” into architects as they created a model for the playground they would enjoy having at the school. Eva Prelovšek Niemelä, InnoRenew CoE architect, presented the students with a conceptual design for the playground she created, and the students were very enthusiastic about it. Teachers and parents, on the other hand, liked that the intended playground is safe.


Workshop at the elementary school in Livade. Image: Vesna Starman