Workshop climate change at Dutch high school
In October 2018 one of the CATCH members visited a high school to give some classes about climate change. The regional water authority Vechtstromen (lead partners of the CATCH project) was invited to provide some workshops during “The Week of the Sustainability”. Approximately 200 pupils were informed about the regional water authority Vechtstromen, climate change in general and climate adaptation in particular.
Related to the topic climate adaption the pupils are told about the project CATCH: wat do we want to achieve and which efforts do we need to make? Practical examples of what kind of measures cities can take to act on climate change were given. Some classes had already classes about water adaptation. They have participated within some lessons to elaborate a neighbourhood which has to be designed water adaptive. Therefore thelectures given by Vechtstromen were a good match.
During the workshops the pupils were excited to learn more about climate change and what we can do about it. In order to generate sufficient support for climate adaptation in the future, it will be important that young people are well informed about the consequences of climate change. With the provision of such guest lessons we hope to contribute to this aspiration.