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Resources: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated annually on September 16th. This event commemorates the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987.
On this day (and in the week that follows) primary and secondary school educators throughout the world are encouraged to offer classroom activities that focus on topics related to the ozone layer, climate change and ozone depletion. We’ve brought together a selection of resources & activities from CREST, Practical Action & the UN to inspire your students & encourage them to nurture our planet.
“The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet.”
- Teachers can use educational packages from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) that have been specifically tailored to address topics about the Earth’s ozone layer.
- Practical Action have a range of Global Project Ideas & environmental activities including ‘Climate Action’.
Global Project Ideas provide an excellent starting point for pupils wanting to do a project based on Global issues, these can be completed as part of the CREST Awards Scheme.
- CREST offer a vast array of environmental projects for both primary & secondary students (below) along with their informative Climate Science Resource Pack
CREST Superstar (Age 7-11)
A Special New Tree (Green Spaces)
Goodbye Old Tree
Under Your Feet
Warm or Cold
NEW World Around You Challenges
CREST Bronze Award (Age 11+)
Monitoring Acid Rain
Plant Growth & Nutrients
Waste Free Lunch
CREST Silver Award (Age 11+)
Monitoring Water Pollution
Plant Growth & Fertilisers
Climate Science Resource Pack
CREST Awards: Discovery Award – Sustainable Solutions
Use digital tools & new technologies to tackle climate change in your local area. This award can be completed in one day!
CREST North West
As North West Regional CREST Support Organisation we’re here to promote CREST Awards across the region and point schools & clubs to the support they need to run this amazing scheme. CREST Awards encourage students to work like scientists, researchers, engineers and designers to investigate and explore their own project ideas.
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