UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre in collaboration with the MASS project team and the GLOBE Program Regional Coordination Office Europe and Eurasia are pleased to invite the science teaching community to participate in 2nd Education Conference ‘Motivate and Attract Students to Science’.This event will take place in Warsaw (Poland) on 25-27th November 2015.

Working language of the Conference is English.


  • to bring together science teachers, educators, trainers and scientists from all around Europe,
  • to share ideas on improving science education at school and enhancing the motivation of students for STEM, by use of modern tools and methodologies,
  • to improve science teaching practice by providing a range of training and classroom materials, tools and methodologies.



The Agenda will mainly include workshops, instead of plenary sessions. It will make the Conference not a typical conference but practical training.


  • 2-hours training sessions on three major challenges that stimulate the progress in teaching science attractively and effectively:
    • Science for Digital Learners
    • Early Inquiry
    • Low Achievers in Science
  • teaching materials i.e. tutorials, hands-on lessons and teacher training materials widely disseminated;
  • time to get to know the materials and to experiment with them under supervision of qualified training professionals;
  • chance to meet colleagues and other professionals from the field of science education and sustainability.

Organized in cooperation with the Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw – the leading science education centre in Poland (http://www.kopernik.org.pl/en)


Invitation for the Conference: .pdf




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UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre MASS project partners





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GLOBE Program Regional Coordination Office
Europe and Eurasia
Copernicus Science Centre




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 Foundation for the Development of the Education System




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 The European Commission representation in Poland The Minister of Education

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A leader in science/tech education, Director of GLOBE Program

Dr. Anthony (Tony) Murphy is director of The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program Implementation Office (GIO) and is internationally known for his work in STEM education. Previously, Murphy served as Founding and Executive Director of the National Center for STEM Elementary Education at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He also served the GLOBE Program at the White House in 1995.

While at St. Catherine University, Murphy developed a model for pre-service teacher training that structures science teaching with age-appropriate investigations of atmosphere, hydrology, and soils. In addition, Murphy played an integral role in developing the university’s STEM center into the nation’s only elementary education department that requires STEM certification of all graduates.


Keynote speech - Day 1

dr Anthony 'Tony' Murphy, Director of GLOBE Program

"Citizen Sciene - Its role in science and society"


Prezi Presentation:

Introduction about MASS Project

Bara Semerakova, TEREZA Educational Center

"Motivate and Attract Students to Science"

 Presentation in .Pdf


Introduction to WG1 (Science for Digital Learners)

Presentation in .Pdf


Introduction to WG2 (Early Inquiry)

Presentation in .Pdf


Introduction to WG3 (Low Achievers in Science)

Presentation in. Pdf


Training Sessions

Session on Science for Digital Learners

Presentation in .Pdf



Session on Early Inquiry

Presentation in .Pdf




Session on Low Achievers in Science 

Presentation in .Pdf



Keynote speech - Day 2

Magdalena Skórkowska and Danuta Chrzanowska - Edu-Tera

"Appealing personality – how the butterfly effect can influence on teachers' and students' motivation?" 

Presentation in .Pdf


Plenary discussion

"How to implement methods that motivate students to science?" - Six Thinking Hats Method 

Presentation in .Pdf


The Idea Market

1. Science Education in Poland - Danuta Pusek, Ministry of Education in Poland

2. Digital students – games in the youth education – Magdalena Krefta, School Complex no 2, Pruszcz Gdański 

    Presentation in .Pdf

3. The inspiring science education project a targeted approach to increase numbers studying science in our school - Elaine Lawlor, Colaiste Bride, Clondalkin 

    Presentation in .Pdf

4. Role of experiments in science education - Kaido Reivelt, Estonian Physical Society


Summary speech

Kornelia Miernik, GLOBE Alumni

"How can we motivate? Story from the other side" 

Presentation in .Pdf


Bara Semerakova/ Karl Schneider

Look into the future 

Presentation in .Pdf


Warsaw - Royal Castle Square

This year we invite you for the Education Conference to Warsaw - the capital of Poland. This amazing city is full of contrasts, question marks and surprises. It will excite and inspire you.

Find out more about Warsaw at http://www.um.warszawa.pl/en






The Conference will be held in two different locations:

Conference Centre "Wilcza"
9 Wilcza Str.

25th November, Wednesday
26th November, Thursday

Copernicus Science Center,
20 Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie Str.

27th November, Friday

 You can easily travel around Warsaw with jakdojade.pl app available:

- online: http://warszawa.jakdojade.pl/?locale=en

- in mobile version: http://m.jakdojade.pl/?lang=en

- in app stores:

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We invite you to join us for the social events mentioned below and spend great time in Warsaw, the capital of Poland.


Note: You should pay for the social events at the reception desk. We accept payment in Polish zloty and in cash only!


Working Dinner (Wednesday, November 25)

Free of charge 

Where? 'Bazyliszek' restaurant, 1/3 rynek Starego Miasta Str.




New Social Event! (Thursday, November 26)

It's possibility to visit The Fryderyk Chopin Museum in Warsaw (see map below) without additional payment. Free admission is available on Thursday at 6 p.m. After visiting the museum, we are planning the working dinner in the nearby restauration – Tamka 43.


Working Dinner (Thursday, November 26)

Where? "Tamka 43" restaurant, 43 Tamka Str

Price: 65 PLN (about 15 EUR)



Great chance for having fun and further networking with other participants.




Warsaw sightseeing tour (Friday, November 27th)

At least 20 participants needed to organize the tour

Price: 65 PLN (about 15 EUR)


We will take you for an exciting bus tour around Poland's capital to show the most splendid and unique tourist attractions:

  • the Royal Route,
  • Łazienki Królewskie Royal Park-Palace Complex
    • walk around the Park: Belveder Palace, Fryderyk Chopin's monument, Palace on the Island, White House
  • Al. Ujazdowskie - main route to the city centre, Polish parlament, embassies,
  • Trzech Krzyży Square,
  • Charles de Gaulle Roundabout with a palmtree,
  • Piłsudskiego Square with The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,
  • the National Theatre - Opera House,
  • Nowy Swiat - Krakowskie Przedmiescie routes,
  • Monument of the Copernicus,
  • University of Warsaw,
  • Presidential Palace,
  • Old Town
    • walk around the Royal Castle Square,
    • Royal Castle,
    • King Zygmunt III Waza Column,
    • Cathedral Basilica of the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, Old Town Market Square, Monument of the Warsaw Mermaid,
    • Barbican and defensive walls, Little Insurgent Monument,
    • Warsaw Uprising Monument

The tour will take about 2 hours (13:30-15:30). Highly qualified, experienced and knowledgeable licensed guide will lead it.

Tour will be organized in cooperation with the Warsaw Guide and Travel Agency "TRAKT" - the only agency in Warsaw authorized to provide guide service in all mentioned unique tourist attractions of Poland's capital.

In order to make next year’s conference even more successful we request all Attendees to fill out this post-event survey.

It wil be available online till 11th December.