How we boost science in the cities

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Environmental management and policies
Published under CEST2021
Proceedings ISBN: 978-618-86292-1-9
Proceedings ISSN: 2944-9820
Chatziparaskeva G., (Corresponding) Zorpas A.
The PULCHRA project explore the open schooling concept in the theme “Cities as urban ecosystems” and in view of creating new partnerships in local communities to foster science education for all citizens. Schools, in cooperation with other stakeholders become agent of community well-being, taken the theme to be explored encompasses the natural environment, the built environment and the socio-economic environment in cities. This is of great importance, taken that the urgency of cities to be approached as urban ecosystems is underestimated and limitedly linked to science education for all citizens. The open learning course ( allow the widening of the stakeholders following the project and benefiting from the educational resources and the overall approach for cities as urban ecosystems. The course supports the deepening of knowledge of the stakeholders and other end users who follow the project. An important part is building trust in the scientific approach based on experience. Engaging in environmental education has a direct impact on the community and the personal life of the participants.
science, cities, SDG’s, education, open schooling, motivation, activation, creativity, innovation, community well-being.