What is it all about?
Save the Med is inviting students to be part of a positive wave of change in the world of marine regeneration by participating in the Changemakers Project which has three main parts to it.
1. The Changemakers Project
We invite students from the Balearic Islands to form teams and develop ideas that can help reduce plastic consumption. By implementing their projects students will help ignite a wave of change in their communities, and in May they will submit their projects to Save the Med Foundation.
Students aged 15 - 18 join the standard Changemakers At Sea project, while younger students 8-14 are welcome to participate in the Changemaker Junior Project. While these two separate versions differ in terms of criteria for participation, evaluation and rewards they are based on the same values and contribute to the common goal of reducing plastic pollution in the Balearics!
Scroll down to find out more about the type of project we're looking for and to download the informational leaflet corresponding to your age group to learn more and participate.
2. The Changemakers Exhibit
An event where all teams can come together! Students from all over the islands will get together to present their projects to the public and discuss solutions to plastic pollution. Students will have a chance to view each other's projects, network, learn from each other, inspire and be inspired. Our team will view the projects and make a final decision before announcing the teams which will receive special rewards!* (*In 2020-2021, due to the pandemic, the event will be adapted to current safety restrictions)
Changemakers At Sea (Students aged 15-18)
All participants will receive a Changemakers At Sea diploma. The five teams with the most impactful projects, evaluated by a panel of scientists and educators, will be announced during the Changemakers Exhibit. The teams behind the top two project will be rewarded with an unforgettable expedition experience each during the summer. For one week, students will help our scientists study marine life and human activities at sea, all the while gaining knowledge and skills to become true Ocean Ambassadors when they return.
The remaining three teams will be rewarded with a one day expedition on the solar powered boat Stenella. In addition, the classes of the five teams will receive 500€ each to invest in an environmental project, activity or excursion.
Changemakers Junior (Pilot project launched in 2021 for students aged 8-14)
All participants will receive a Changemakers Junior diploma and get an opportunity to learn about the marine fauna of the Mediterranean sea, about the scientific methods and tools used to study them and about the life of a marine scientist, together with STM's research and education team*. (*The format will depend of the current possibilities/limitations to ensure safety in times of COVID and be coordinated with the teachers.)
The most impactful projects will be offered an opportunity to develop a short documentary about their project together with Save The Med’s media production team!
Meanwhile, with the feedback and suggestions from the schools participating in the pilot phase of the Changemakers Junior project, Save The Med will work to further develop and improve all aspects of the project for the following school years and to create fun opportunities for students from different schools to interact, share their ideas and much more!
Find more information below and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign your team up!
Visit www.changemakersatsea.com to see past years projects and much more!