Presentation of 2IMPREZS at the Danish Big Bang Conference
Michael Stender, Project Officer of House of Science (HoS) in the Municipality of Sønderborg (Denmark), alongside Rolf Pedersen, a teacher at the Nybøl School in the Sønderborg, ran a workshop regarding 2IMPREZS at the Danish Big Bang Conference. Taking place between the 2nd-3rd of April 2019 in Odense, the Big Bang Conference boasted approximately 1,500 educational specialists from all throughout Denmark.
Every year at the Big Bang Conference, stakeholders involved in science and education can apply to host workshops, and the competition to present a workshop at this conference is highly competitive. The conference consists of a showroom of projects and ideas of high interest to those active in STEM—science, technology, engineering, math—in the education system from grade 0-10 to upper high schools and universities in Denmark. The 2IMPREZS workshop application was accepted and House of Science was able to present the project as a prime example of how students, with their teachers’ support, can be active in the reduction of carbon emissions in their NSR schools. About 50 teachers from all over Denmark signed up and attended the 2IMPREZS workshop.
Mr. Stender and Mr. Rolf centred the workshop around how 2IMPREZS was an example on how to work with global climate goals in practice – using the pupils as the main drivers in the process of reducing carbon emissions in their schools. As a part of the workshop, the participants discussed how to calculate carbon emissions in their schools, as well as advantages and disadvantages of trusting students to drive the process.
More than 1,500 stakeholders attended the national conference and had the opportunity to learn more about 2IMPREZS at the exhibition stand.
Michael Stender, Project Officer of House of Science (HoS) in the Municipality of Sønderborg (Denmark), alongside Rolf Pedersen, a teacher at the Nybøl School in the Sønderborg. These 2IMPREZS representatives from Sønderborg ran a workshop regarding 2IMPREZS at the annual Danish Big Bang Conference this April.