In the last months, most of our planned events have been cancelled due to the Corona crisis. Nevertheless, many of our formats have moved online, and the five regional BLOOM bioeconomy hubs have run a joint international webinar series as well as several regional webinars on relevant bioeconomy topics ranging from wood and forest, bioplastics, agriculture and food, to strategies for implementation on a policy level.
Between the 1st February and the 30th April 2020, primary and secondary school teachers of all subjects were invited to compete in different categories by organising classroom and online activities using our bioeconomy teaching resources, and by sharing their story about it. We are happy to announce the winners of the BLOOM Stories Competition, organized in collaboration with the STEM Discovery Campaign 2020! Find out more on page 16.
In this edition, we are looking back on 3 very rich years of implementing the BLOOM project. To show the impact our project has on awareness and engagement in the bioeconomy, we are collecting a series of testimonials. You will find stories shared by a senior lecturer, two industry representatives and a teacher who have been involved in different ways in BLOOM.
In the remaining months of our project (until December 2020), our bioeconomy hubs will focus on concluding their outreach activities, and we will continue to produce engaging materials, such as our video series on bioeconomy (find the latest episode “Bioplastics from Bacteria” on page 19).
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