Coasts and Communities International Ecoliteracy Initiative: Empowering People through Biomimicry and Free Education
Working with local communities to understand coastal environments and apply resilient solutions
Join us in Coasts and Communities Massive Open Online Course and learn about your local environment, issues and solutions. Work with research scientists, environmental stewards, teachers and community members.
Solve Human Issues by Learning about and from Nature
Be part of Biomimicry LivingLabs in addressing local community environmental issues with solutions based on nature’s design.
Coasts and Communities International EcoLiteracy InitiativeCoasts and Communities International EcoLiteracy Initiative is an effort to engage members of local communities in addressing environmental issues by providing them with learning opportunities and immersion in research projects. A project led by Green Harbors Project at UMass Boston.
Learn With Us
Our Coasts and Communities massive online open course (mooc) provides an opportunity for students and community members alike to learn about the local environment and the issues it faces, and contribute in finding solutions. Play the video below to learn more.
What We’re Up To
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Updates from Croatia
Our team visited University of Zadar (UNIZD) in Croatia this May to continue Dr. Frankic’s collaboration and further work on LivingLabs and ecoliteracy as part of our Coasts and Communities International Ecoliteracy Initiative. See below for latest updates from our trip.
On Friday, Anamarija and I met up with one of her former students to discuss his recently completed capstone project. The student, Mihovil Turcinov, developed his project on the history of Brodarica Cove, focusing on the development of community involvement with...
Croatia has so many natural wonders to explore when the hustle of the city becomes a bit too much (especially with the tourists!). I recently had the pleasure (thanks to Claudia's willingness to act as my shuttle!) of travelling to Paklenica National Park, which is...
Bringing the Kids to the LivingLabs Everyday brings new and fun activities here in Zadar. For example, in order to help advance the ecoliteracy initiative we met with a group of 25 elementary school students from a local school Simun Bozicic Benje (don’t ask me to...