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Primary and secondary schools

Biology is already taught using modern methods at schools at all levels of education (i.e. primary, secondary and university) in the Czech Republic. Molecular biology, for example, forms part of the curriculum for secondary schools, though current issues are more rarely included and mostly only through initiatives of individual teachers. During previous projects we often discussed the curriculum with teachers and, while it is possible to find partial information on the issue of biodiversity loss, this information is rarely integrated into a broader context. The provision of a sufficient amount of logically interrelated information is one of the basic requirements for understanding the processes involved in diversity loss and the risk of loss in the future.

Activities prepared for these target groups will be focused on approaching the topic of biodiversity loss and its consequences. Our lectures are experienced in presenting such information in an attractive and playful manner and are able to prepare lecture on a specific topic for each target group. In doing so, we consider communication between ourselves and tutors and teachers as very important. 

For schools, we will be organising project days comprising both passive (lectures) and active sections (activities, laboratory work and evaluation of results). The lectures will be designed as a two-hour event, and will include practical tasks, such as animal demonstrations, to maintain the interest of the audience. Discussions after the lecture will assess whether all the information has been passed absorbed. We plan to raise interest through preparation of both printed and electronic learning materials, which can be used for future work by both students and teachers.