PERICLES is developing educational materials and organizing activities with schools, the tourism industry and local communities to increase public awareness and understanding about the importance of tangible and intangible coastal and maritime cultural heritage (CMCH). To download the different materials (in the original language), click on the case region names.
In Brittany, in Morbihan Gulf, the concept of Educational Marine Areas (EMA) has been set up in several schools under the coordination of the PRNGM. The aim is to make children aware of their maritime heritage and to involve them in the choice of its future management. This exercise leads them to reflect on the meaning of heritage, to develop a global approach, to identify the risks and to propose a preservation and valorisation action. Various materials have been developed for this purpose, such as a methodological note, a report and a leaflet on EMA, animation tools on the selected topics (e.g., oyster farming), and dissemination videos.
In Denmark, AAU is working with schools to produce place-based education materials with focus on CMCH. A one-page document was developed to introduce the PERICLES project, the place-based education concept and the PERICLES goals for the place-based education in Marstal. Teachers were the main target of these promotional materials to raise their interest in taking up CMCH as theme of the school year.
In NE Aegean, FRI carried out several actions targeting schools, educators and students, but also the local community. A website has been developed to support schools by providing resources and learning tools on fishing cultural heritage (e.g., books, articles, films, games), and by functioning as a repository and forum, where schools share their work. Among these resources are a Fish Quiz to attract kids’ attention for fish and marine biology. A School Program has been established to provide guidance to educators on fishing ethnography research. A Calendar, featuring the awarded works from the schoolchildren art competition on fishing cultural heritage, has been produced. Targeting the local community, FRI developed a Facebook monthly journal to inform about the PERICLES activities and on local fishing cultural heritage. Fish Stories about sharks, eels and grey mullets are also being created to be distributed in fish markets, and other places, to educate the public on their cultural significance.
In Ria de Aveiro region, UAVR developed a guide and a capacity building course on Aveiro’s natural and cultural heritage targeting moliceiros boat (traditional boat) operators. Both the guide and structure of the course were developed to meet a gap identified by PERICLES stakeholders on the quality of guided tours and benefited from their involvement in the elaboration of contents, revision and some stakeholders (experts) integrate the teaching team of the course.
In Scotland/ Northern Ireland, UHI prepared a workshop for the tourism industry to maximise the exploitation of cultural heritage. The materials were developed as part of an ERASMUS + project and tested by business and other stakeholders, shaping the resultant condensed course for the PERICLES workshop.