Workshops

The Institute of Oceanology  Polish Academy of Sciences, the Sopot Science Association in cooperation with Today We Have invite you to participate in the next edition of the free workshop entitled “Ocean of changes”, which will be held at the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences.

Our goal is to build a community whose representatives recognize the sense of implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The philosophy of the “Ocean of changes” workshop is to enable the exchange of information/actions to promote effective transfer of ocean related knowledge to citizens and to activate young people to undertake pro-ecological activities.

Our workshops connect all of us, especially young people and children, who learn from each other to be sensitive to the issues of the marine environment in every aspect, from social issues to strictly environmental matters. During the workshops, students working in groups plan their own project under the slogan “Ocean of changes“. We are open to any form of project: multimedia presentation, poster, performance, film, etc.

Participation in the workshops is kinf of adventure that young people can continue in the further stages of the program. The next stage is the implementation of their own projects, and the culmination of the entire program – participation in International Junior Conference entitled Where the world is heading? for children and young people and the opportunity to present this project during the 14th Sopot Science Day entitled “Ocean of Changes” as part of the World Oceans Day on June 11, 2022, where we will provide students with a presentation stand. The participants of the Sopot Science Day will receive a certificate of volunteering.

For the best projects presented at the International Junior Conference entitled Where the world is heading? we provide material prizes for children and young people.

All activities under our “Ocean of Changes” program are free.

Workshops will last about 2.5 hours in groups of max. 30 students. Pre-entries are required in the form at the bottom of this page.

 

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Procedure of the "Ocean of Changes" workshops

Participants are divided into groups, 7-8 people per group maximum.

In the first phase of the workshop, a series of short introductions from the panel (including live links and/or recorded video messages from community groups) will precede group work on the issues of climate change, the role of the oceans in these changes, the state of the marine environment and learn about examples of good practice in promoting positive behavior towards seas and oceans.

Then each group plans an action, series of activities, promotional process, etc., aimed at a selected group of recipients or the broadly understood society. The main goal of the project will be to raise the environmental awareness of the recipients of the campaign. The project may involve the promotion of activities aimed at mitigating the effects of adverse changes in the marine environment and / or activities aimed at adaptation to changing environmental conditions. We allow a virtually unlimited range of forms of project implementation.We want students to come up with project names, acronyms, methods and target groups.

In the last phase of the workshop, the groups present and discuss their projects with each other.

 

Procedure of the workshops:

  1. Participants sit at 3-5 tables of up to 8 per table. c. 3 min (depending on the number of participants).
  2. Participants get the Questionnaire. c. 10 min.
  3. Short lectures about the ocean, knowledge, data collection. 20 minut.
  4. Break.
  5. Work in groups. 45 minut.
  6. Break.
  7. Each group presents their project. After each presentation, there is a possibility of a short discussion.
  8. Summary

 

Total time of the workshop: approx. 2.5 hours

(depending on the number of participants and cooperation, the time may change)

 

Workshop regulations "Ocean of Changes"

I. GENERAL CONDITIONS

1.1. The organizer of the workshop “Ocean of Changes” is the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Powstańców Warszawy St. 55, 81-712 Sopot, Poland; in co-operation with Sopot Science Association, Powstańców Warszawy St. 55, 81-712 Sopot and Today We Have Powstańców Warszawy St. 71/1, 81-712 Sopot.

1.2 The project is intended for students of primary and secondary schools who are interested in maritime issues, and will be happy to take part in the workshops, in the International Youth Conference entitled “Where the World is heading“, and in the Sopot Science Day entitled “Ocean of Changes” as part of the World Ocean Day.

1.3 One workshop group may have up to 30 participants. Age groups: 10-12; 13-15; 16-18. The “Ocean of Change” workshops last about 2.5 hours. The organizers reserve the right to change the schedule of classes, which will be communicated to the group supervisors (by e-mail, by phone or in person).

1.4 The workshops are held at the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Sopot, ul. Powstańców Warszawy 55. In special circumstances, the workshops may be conducted on the premises of the School or online.

1.5 The Regulations constitute the basis of the “Ocean of Changes” workshops and define the rights and obligations of its participants.

II. WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES

2.1 Our goal is to raise environmental awareness in the field of, in particular, human-ocean interactions.

2.2 Our goal is to build a community whose representatives recognize the sense of the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

III. PARTICIPATION IN THE PROJECT

3.1 Participation in the workshops is free and voluntary.

3.2 By sending a competition application, the participant accepts the competition rules described in these regulations.

3.3 Participation in the workshops is an incentive to participate in other events related to the Project, ie the International Youth Conference and the Sopot Science Day, but does not oblige to participate.

3.4 For the best projects presented at the International Youth Conference entitled “Where the World is heading” we anticipate awards. As part of the Sopot Science Day entitled “Ocean of Changes” we will provide a stand for the presentation of their projects and will receive a certificate of volunteering. Both events are an integral part of the Open Science Days.

3.5 The organizers reserve the right to use and process personal data, use the image of participants (photos and video recordings) for informational, promotional and scientific purposes related to the “Ocean of changes” workshops.

3.6 Participants of the workshops agree to the use of their data provided to the Organiser’s information, as well as photos and video recordings with their participation in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act of August 29, 1997 (Journal of Laws of 2002, No. 101 item 926 as amended).

3.7 Participation in the workshops is tantamount to consent to the publication of photos, videos with the image of the participant on the organizers’ websites, as well as social networks: Facebook, Instagram of the organizers of the “Ocean of Changes” workshops.

3.8 In the case of minors, the teacher is obliged to collect consents from legal guardians for the publication of the image of minors.

3.9 Participation in the “Ocean of Changes” workshops is tantamount to consent to the publication of your creative work created during the workshops on the organizers’ websites, as well as on social networks: Facebook, Instagram of the organizers of the “Ocean of Changes” workshops.

IV. FINAL PROVISIONS

4.1 The organizers are not responsible for reaching and returning from the place of the workshop.

4.2 Participants of the “Ocean of Changes” workshops are obliged to comply with the provisions, regulations and regulations in force at the place of the workshops.

4.3 Each participant of the workshop is required to behave in a disciplined and cultured manner. Participants are also obliged to respect the property of the facility, observe the safety rules during classes and to be polite with colleagues, teachers and other people.

4.4 The workshops are conducted by employees of the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, educators experienced in working with children and youth. In exceptional situations (e.g. large undisciplined group), employees and educators may shorten or stop classes.

4.5 During the classes, the teachers takes care of the children.

4.6 The organizers should be informed immediately of any irregularities noticed during the workshops.

4.7 In matters not covered by the Regulations, the provisions of the Civil Code shall apply.

 

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APPLICATION FORM for the workshop entitled "Ocean of Changes"

Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences

Powstańców Warszawy 55, Sopot, Poland

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