LUMES is LUCSUS Master's Program in Environmental and Sustainability Science at Lund University and aims to provide knowledge about the interplay between cultural, economic, environmental, political and social dimensions of sustainability.
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During the spring semester 2022, six LUMES students will develop a joint K2A project with the starting point of Ung SciShop and the biosphere development.
Knowledge and education is incredibly important if we are going to be able to solve the climate crisis. I have worked with children and I have really seen how kids are more curious and more open to learn and explore things that adults rarely have. I have also seen how more and more children are not enjoying and spending time in nature the same way I did when I grew up, which saddens me. It is so valuable for yourself and for the environment that people spend time and appreciate nature. So for me, I see this K2A project as a great opportunity to allow and create space for children to learn and connect to nature.
As someone who has always loved working with children and youth, and with a personal connection to the region, I saw the work around Vombsjösänkan as a great opportunity for me to help create real change with likeminded people. I want to inspire kids to think outside the box, and to dream of a better and more sustainable future - something which I hope that we can achieve together through our work and with the development of the biosphere area.
I have always been interested in education and more importantly the role of education in solving our climate crisis. As a child I was encouraged to spend time in nature and that has affected my relationship with nature and empowered me to fight for its survival. I also spent 6 months in Southern India with an educational NGO called wasteless. There I saw how engaging the youth impacts both children and parents and enables change. I am excited to be able to work on this K2A project and see how ARNA and the Biosphere may help repair our broken relationship with our environment.
Coming from a country where people have a very different relationship with nature, I am interested to see the Swedish side of things. I am especially interested to learn more about the development of the biosphere area in Vombsjösänkan and to know whether similar steps can be taken in other regions around Sweden and the world. I also think it is very important to include creative ways of learning in school curriculums and I look forward to being able to do this through our K2A project.
Coming from a different country, I am very interested in learning more about the Swedish approach, education system and the process of establishing a Biosphere reserve in the Vombsjösänkan region. By showing children that staying curious, taking care of nature and connecting with one's environment is a very important and enriching experience, I hope to engage children in the sustainable development of their future. I want to inspire children to think outside the box and realise that moving and studying in another country is just one of the many opportunities that can open up for them.