Primary School Project Fostering Environmental Education through Art

  •  Elisa Saraiva    
  •  Maria Manuel Azevedo    


Promoting Education through the integration of Environmental Science and Art is a creative and innovative way to stimulate young people to learn Science and Art with pleasure. This study is based on the outcomes of an Educational Project implemented by Portuguese students from the D. Maria II School, V.N. Famalicão, Portugal. The project consisted in the implementation of several activities, exploring concepts related to 1) Science; 2) Art; and 3) Solidarity. The effectiveness of the project was assessed through student’s engagement, quality of interactions and resulting products. According students’ opinions, the experience of taking part in this project was exciting and help them to raise their understanding and interest about environmental issues. This study highlights the importance of taking advantage of art activities to teach and learn about environmental science.

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