Climate Workshop Namibia

Execution


Two days (3rd and 4th Feb, 2014) and presentation of certificates (on the evening of 4th Feb). 3 german pupils (climate scouts) and 2 adults (Mr. Brüning = workshop leader), pupils of Namib High School and Mrs. Reiff and two more teachers.


In cooperation with "Sonnenkinder Namibia" (Arthur Rohlfing).

 

Schedule:

Date Topics
Notes

3rd Feb

Morning
Introduction The group from Bremen introduces itself. The pupils give a short presentation about living in Germany. They prepared little videos showing family, friends, school and environment situation (we will bring laptop and projector). Namib High School introduces itself. Pupils tell about living in Namibia. Proposal: Each participant writes his name on a cardboard and the pupils line up in order of the length of their way to school.
  Climate zones Earth Climate, climate zones: First the workshop leader gives an introduction  (powerpoint presentation, handouts). Then we will demonstrate the climate zones by means of world and Africa maps (in a large size). We will prepare maps and bring them with us.By means of coloured views the characteristics of each climate zone will be worked out in group work and will be presented by the pupils afterwards.

3rd Feb

Afternoon

Climate and weather

Explanations about climate conditions, flora and fauna in Namibia and Germany. Each pupil will get two cardboards to tell which feature of weather in Namibia / Germany is positve (green) or negative (red). The results will be discussed and evaluated. Then repeated with flora and fauna.

 

Climate change Climate change. The greenhouse effect and the influence of man. The impact of industrial countries, why is Germany included? The impact of the countries of the global South, why is Namibia included? In group work, we are going to discuss the impacts of the greenhouse effect (for instance: the climate-induced rise of sea-levels). We will again use the maps and try to locate the climate change impact on the world map (hurricane threats etc.).

4. Feb.

Morning

Excursion Excursion and planting. Walking excursion. Pupils show interesting locations with a view to nature, culture, history etc.  If possible, they create a link between excursion and climate / climate change.
Afternoon From knowledge to practical work Discussing new solutions and options: realizing the personal and social empowerment concerning man and environment. Preparing good practical examples to lead climate scouts to passionate climate protection. What can we do in Germany, what can we do in Namibia (promotion of renewable energy, energy-efficient cooking, planting, waste-reduction etc.)? Final discussion in the group.

Evening

Closing/End, celebration Closing, presentation of certificates.