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Year of Science

The Year of Science 2016-17 was an initiative led by the German Ministry for Education and Research. With the UK as its partner country, the motto for the Year of Science was Seas and Oceans. As part of the initiative, partner schools from the UK and Germany were invited to take part in joint projects on this theme, for which various funding opportunities were available.

Youth seminar 'Seas and Oceans'

In October 2017, 50 young people aged 15-18 from around the UK & Germany met in Hamburg to discuss the challenges and issues around the future of our seas and oceans. The seminar was organised in collaboration with the British Council in Germany.

Activities included an excursion to the mudflats and expert-led workshops on:

  • ocean litter - why it matters
  • rising sea levels - challenges facing us and our world
  • biodiversity / ocean literacy - looking at the impact on our lives and wildlife

Visit the Stories and experiences page to find out how it went!

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Youth Seminar Seas and Oceans 2017

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