The Energy and Water Agency launched its online resources to provide educational tools to educators, parents and students to continue with the educational process despite the extraordinary circumstances we are living in. These resources will take the form of short virtual video lessons aimed at primary school students, together with further online resources to complement these lessons. These will focus on water in the Maltese Islands and although they are mainly targeted towards younger audiences, they can easily be enjoyed by the general public, students, teachers and parents alike.
The Agency's National Conservation Awareness Centre, GĦAJN in Rabat, which is used to hosting hundreds of students daily to is currently closed; and with these virtual sessions we aim to provide a glimpse of the experience offered to our visitors. Therefore we will be launching a series of short lessons on water, which can be used either on their own or as a resource for teachers who are currently teaching online to supplement their lessons. These lessons can also easily be used by parents to teach their young ones on water in the Maltese Islands.
These lessons will be taking place through the use of puppets and are in the form of a short sketch. Together with the sketch, one can also find videos and pictures that will aid the understanding of the issues presented during these lessons. Together with each lesson there will also be a link for an online game related to the topic of the lesson.
The second lesson is titled 'Water in the Maltese Islands' and as the name aptly indicates, this first short sketch tackles the management of ground-water and also water production on the Maltese islands. The target audience for this lesson is mainly Year 4 and Year 5 students (students aged between 7 and 10 years old). Other similar virtual lessons will be issued in the coming weeks, all focusing on different aspects of Water Management in the Maltese Islands. The production of these online lessons is supported by the LIFE RBMP Malta project, in particular Action C4 which focuses on educational activities promoting the conservation of water resources.