“The first teacher training course of the LIVINGRIVER project was held in Coimbra between 21stand 24th of October 2019. In it participated more than 30 people, being staff members of the partner organizations and teachers from the associated school.
The main goal of this course was to endow the participants with the theoretical bases and practical experience needed to approach and explore running waters (mainly streams), its historical contexts and ecology.
The course was divided into two parts, with the first part being related to the Historical and Cultural components of the project where it was presented the scientific methodology adapted by Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and the participants were able to visit Coimbra University Archive. In the second part of the course, the participants had the opportunity to learn about the scientific methodology adapted by Universidade de Coimbra, related to Leaf Decomposition, and put that methodology into practice with a field trip to the river.
The feedback from the participants was very positive and the teachers and staff can now start working with the students of the associated schools, applying the scientific methodologies presented. ”