On February 18, in advance of the education program for pupils, there will be an opportunity for interested teachers to meet with scientists, energy education experts, and other teachers to exchange information and learn about new methods and teaching materials for energy education and the topics of climate change and energy.
The “Schools at University for Climate & Energy (SAUCE)” is being held for the third time at Freie Universität. Through interactive and participatory activities, the pupils can learn and try out intelligent energy behavior and deal with questions such as: How does electricity get into the outlet? How can I save energy at home and at school? What can I contribute in my daily life to protect the climate and the environment? The conclusion of the week will be a talk and game show, attended by Katrin Lompscher, Berlin Senator for Health, Environment, and Consumer Protection, and young climate activists.
The “Schools at University” is part of the European project SAUCE (Schools at University for Climate and Energy) to educate pupils and teachers about climate protection and energy. The project was designed by the Environmental Policy Research Centre of Freie Universität Berlin. It is being funded for three years through the Intelligent Energy – Europe program of the European Union. In 2009 it was selected by the German section of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as an “official project of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.”