In a notable initiative to educate young minds about environmental issues, the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos (NCSRD) have teamed up with the 3rd and 7th Gymnasiums of Egaleo to organize a series of lectures on climate change. These educational sessions, designed as part of the Awareness Raising modules (AWAR) of the TransformAr project, aim to enhance awareness among school students about the pressing issue of climate change and its impacts.

The lectures provided approximately 160 students with a foundational understanding of atmospheric physics and global climate dynamics. Experts in the field discussed how human activities contribute to the increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and invited students to share their own experiences and perceptions of climate change in their daily lives.

The second part of the lectures focused on the actions of the TransformAr project, including the deployment of Smart Climate Stations (SCS). These stations are crucial in gathering data to help understand the microclimate of Egaleo. Students were also introduced to the concept of Climate Digital Twins, which use digital technology to model and manage local climate scenarios.

This educational initiative will expand to the other three quarters of the municipality in the coming months, aiming to equip more students with the knowledge and tools to understand and combat climate change effectively.