In 2002, MEDASSET produced “The Mediterranean Sea, a Source of Life,” an original and unique Environmental Education Kit for dissemination to schools and youth groups. The kit is a tool for teachers and educational group leaders, aiming to engage 6-12 year old children from all over the Mediterranean region in creative activities, instilling knowledge, environmental values, and a sense of regional identity and responsibility.
The 50-page kit was published under the framework of MEDASSET’s educational programme to portray the richness of the region’s natural environment, the threats the region is facing, as well as the highly multi-cultural inheritance of the Mediterranean peoples, in an educationally innovative way.
In collaboration with the Hellenic Children’s Museum and Kaleidoscope Publications and financial assistance from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, UNEP/MAP (Greece), RAC/SPA (MAP) (Tunisia), and the Prince of Wales Foundation (UK), two thousand Greek language kits were produced and donated to Greek schools, and one thousand in English, for distribution throughout the Mediterranean and worldwide. The kit was adapted, translated, reproduced into Arabic and disseminated to schools bordering the Mediterranean.
The kit includes: maps, fact sheets, activity sheets for 6-9 and 10-12 year old children, an “Educators Guidelines” booklet with evaluation sheet and bibliography.
Special offer from MEDASSET: free copies are available for pick up from our office, in Athens.