CS4ESD is a three-year Erasmus+ project and is a collaboration between high schools and universities in Greece, the Basque Country in Spain and Wales in the UK. We aim to develop global citizens in our teaching, students that understand what sustainable development means and how we all, as global citizens, can contribute; the project is founded on education around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
CS4ESD aims to enable learning and develop appreciation around the importance of environmental data, how we collect it, how we share, what we can do with it and how we can re-use it to better understand our planet, to better manage our planet to leave it in a better state for the next generation of learners. A key component of CS4ESD will be the use of mobile devices as part of the learning experience – these can be smart phones or tablets for example and are great for engaging with young people, in the outdoors as they learn about the natural environment and the data needed to understand and manage the environment in way that reflects the SDGs.
CS4ESD will develop tools for educators to use and for learners to adapt and develop themselves, as well as an online platform that can be used to share resources, share ideas, share data, knowledge and understanding between the user groups in all three countries. Young people and educators will learn from each other and about each other and their respective natural environments as study tours will take place in each country. Our focus work on the study tours will be within the Biosphere Reserves in each country, they are Dyfi Biosphere Reserve, Mount Olympus Biosphere Reserve and the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve.