“Natural disasters form a natural- and social science perspective”, 10-17 October 2015

As part of a one semester Natural Science Specialization course a group of students from the upper secondary school, Värmdö Gymnasium, visited NEO in October for a third year in a row. The specialization course is aimed at third year students attending the natural science programme with a global perspective, and the course theme is “Natural disasters form a natural- and social science perspective”. New for this year was a focus in Gialova Lagoon area. The students photo-documented the habitats and species that define the habitats, and then looked at how these areas can be preserved and what the threats are. Moreover, the students conducted salinity measurements in the lagoon, and had lectures and discussions about the geography and history of the area.