The Final BIOTALENT Conference
On Tuesday 30 July 2019, the BIOTALENT project held its final EU Conference titled:
"The BIOTALENT project: Innovative Education, the Best Investment to Increase Engagement in Science".
This conference was a full day event prepared by project coordinator Isabella Van de Velde and hosted by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) at Brussels.
It showcased the results and accomplishments from three enriching years of the ERASMUS+ BIOTALENT educational project, as well as enlightening participants about the benefits gained by its users and how its innovative way of educating can increase engagement in Natural Sciences.
More specifically, the entire course is based on the inquiry-based learning (IBL) methodology with international students, teachers, educators and scientists as target audience. The course is of great value due to the international urgency to understand and mitigate the impacts of climate change on biodiversity.
Ana Casino (Executive Director of CETAF) explained during the conference why this program was important, and what motivated the project partners to gather their knowledge and talent to propose a program on environmental education & biodiversity that would meet the needs and expectations of its users.
The role of CETAF in coordinating projects such as Biotalent is essential because its status as a European wide consortium helps outreach to large audiences on matters of biodiversity. For instance, increasing the awareness and interest on the preservation of biodiversity engagement through the dissemination of education initiatives.
Click the link below to read the full article that highlights the key moments conference of the conference but also the success story of the project, thanks to the fabulous work done by all the project partners!