There is an urgent need to mitigate anthropogenic climate change. However, there is a significant gap between scientific and public understanding of the risks posed by climate change.
The ActNow project aims to build the capacity of youth workers and educators to better integrate climate change and sustainable development topics into formal and non-formal education systems, based on innovative educational material, such as Mobile Augmented Reality Games and Simulation Games.
The main objectives of the project are:
- Develop a broad set of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to sensitise, recruit, mobilise and adequately support youth workers and the youth, enabling them to critically reflect on climate change as a major environmental challenge that requires immediate action
- Build the capacity of front-line youth workers, professionals and educators to use bespoke Mobile Augmented Reality and Simulations Games;
- Provide youth workers and youth professionals with the tools and methodology to implement, evaluate and assess key competences of young people through action research based;