Geography Teacher

Fernanda Moreira

Portugal
Co-teacher: Rita Seabra
Fernanda Palhares Moreira, passionate about Education, from an entrepreneurial perspective. Born on February 24, 1970, in the parish of Pedroso, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal. Teacher of Geography since 1995. Currently teaching at the Basic and Secondary School of Pinheiro. Co-author of the work “Notes Monographic of S. Cristóvão de Mafamude”, published in 2001. She is the author of several articles on various topics, namely Education.

School: Escola Básica e Secundária de Pinheiro 14 students are involved The average age of the students: 16 Year

Projects 2020

Climate Change

Climate Change is a phenomenon that affects the quality of life of living beings that innhabit planet Earth.

These changes have been a legacy of human behavior in relation to the environment, with repercurssions of rising temperatures worldwide.

Global Tree Planting

In week 2 of the Climate Action Project we planted three trees at our school: EBSPinheiro - Portugal - Penafiel.
It was a pleasant task, as we felt that we were in some way helping the planet to reinvent itself in order to combat the adversities of climate change.

Global Tree Planting

In week 2 of the Climate Action Project we planted three trees at our school: EBSPinheiro - Portugal - Penafiel.
It was a pleasant task, as we felt that we were in some way helping the planet to reinvent itself in order to combat the adversities of climate change.

Understand the Causes and effects of climate change in the world

This week we were sharing with other countries in the world, namely, Moldova and India. We talk about the causes and effects of climate change in each of the countries and the actions that we can take to minimize losses. In addition, we selected the two countries with whom we made a video call and observed the causes (see the Definitive List of Causes of Climate Change) and then the effects (Global Map of the Effects of Climate Change) in the same areas, in the past, in the present and in the future. It was a wonderful week in terms of learning.

URL to Video on OneDrive

Solutions

We discussed and presented some solutions to combat climate change. That was the challenge of the week. We did another videoconference with other countries, namely Ukraine (Vinnytsia School -), Argentina (Modern School Lanus - Buenos Aires), Colombia (Colégio San Mateo Apóstol - Bogotá) and again India, but with another school (Pathways World Scholl - Aravali); and we visited several websites: WWF, NASA Climatekids.com and RainforestAlliance.com. The global sharing and the visit to prestigious sites brought our attention to 5 solutions:

  1. Organic agriculture
  2. Reforestation
  3. Renewable energy
  4. Recycle
  5. Use less sprays

Action locally

This week, our purpose is to act against the effects of this phenomenon locally. The main objective is to raise awareness among the population of the municipality to a better environmental  education, as we see that there is a local deficit related to this aspect. Our idea consists, in the first place, in the distribution of educational flyers in the mailboxes of the citizens who live in our parishes, namely, Termas de São Vicente, Oldrões, Portela, Valpedre and Eja. Our planet needs action on a truly global scale, but right now, thinking locally is a priority. We have made known to the President of Penafiel of our action, through a letter, to join us in future interventions for the global and local environment. Protecting our city and, consequently, our planet, is one of our purposes.

The world reunited

On the sixth and final week of the project, we produced a poster with our slogan "SUSTAINABLE THINKING IS THE IMPERATIVE OF THE 21st CENTURY", we attended to the presentation of Rick Davis, member of NASA, and to the Climate Action Day Webinar, in which participated the Secretary of State and Education of our country (Portugal), João Costa, and world-renowned speakers such as Sir David Attenborough british naturalist, and Jane Goodall, british primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist. During these 6 weeks, the work was so hard that we will miss all the adrenaline and emotion we felt while we were discovering what we still can and have to do for the planet Earth. 

 


Impressions

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