For schools | Asterina

Asterina offers a series of educational activities dedicated to primary and secondary school children for the promotion of respect for nature.
An entire day dedicated to the discovery of the species that live along our coastline, the sea and the correct behaviour to assume to show our respect for nature.

Primary schools

OBJECTIVES:

  • to offer a glimpse of the whole marine world and its inhabitants using imagery that helps to easily memorise the concepts presented without any attempt to give notions of a scientific nature.
  • to stimulate the curiosity of the children towards the marine world
  • to become familiar with the main marine organisms of the Mediterranean and to learn to recognise them
  • to learn how to deal with the most common problems that might arise in and near the sea

 

CONTENTS:

  • who are the inhabitants of the Mediterranean sea
  • how to look after the sea: ecology and pollution
  • how to face the unpredictability of the sea: contact with jelly fish, sunstroke, swimming in the sea and congestion

Secondary schools

OBJECTIVES:

  • to stimulate a sense of responsibility towards the marine environment¬†provide the basic notions of respect towards the main marine organisms and their habitat, in particular those of the Mediterranean
  • to learn and to acquire responsible behaviour towards nature ad its inhabitants

 

CONTENTS:

  • principal characteristics of the Mediterranean sea (temperature, salinity etc)
  • principal marine animals of the Mediterranean and their habitat
  • principal problems regarding the marine environment: pollution, climatic changes, industrial fishing etc
  • which are the protected marine areas and what they are for

Senior schools

OBJECTIVES:

  • to consolidate the knowledge of problems pertaining to the marine environment
  • basic notions of the environmental themes of today that relate to the marine world and its safeguarding
  • ways in which man interacts with the environment and the consequences on the marine ecosystems of any incorrect behaviour
  • specific basic scientific notions on the topics dealt with

 

CONTENTS:

  • panoramica of the main marine animals of the Mediterranean
  • what are the climatic changes and their consequence on the Mediterranean
  • main fishing typologies practiced in the Mediterranean
  • pollution: how to discover it and the main consequences on the marine environment
  • which are the protected marine areas and what they are for