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20 ocean-loving elementary school students from all over Japan will gather in Tokyo in 2023 for the first time! “National Children’s Heat Source Summit” Contestants Decided
March 24 (Fri), 25 (Sat) and 26 (Sun), 2023 at Shinagawa Prince Hotel Club eX
The National Heat Source Summit Management Executive Committee has decided on 20 national block representatives for the “National Children’s Heat Source Summit” to be held for the first time in Tokyo from March 24 to 26 next year. Successful applicants are “ocean maniacs” who are passionate about what they are interested in under the major theme of “sea”. The same approach, the same results, no two presentations are the same.
At the “National Children’s Heat Source Summit”, which will be held for the first time, children who are deeply involved in a wide variety of genres related to the sea, and who are not limited to their own fields but are active and conducting research with the ability to act and communicate. Chosen. A child is making a robot that collects microplastics and a game that has fun learning about the marine environment. Elementary school students making their own observations and discussing with experts to deepen their learning, elementary school students investigating the relationship between shell types and coastal topography, and studying plankton are all interesting things. This event is part of the “Nippon Foundation ‘Sea and Japan Project'” that connects people through the sea in order to hand over the sea to the next generation.
Official website: https://umi-kaido.com/
-List of Contestants-
・ Genre, some initiatives
-What is a heat source project-
In the “Heat Source Project”, people who have a passion for the sea and are the source of the power to move society are called “Heat Source”, and about 60 “Heat Sources” are working to pass on the sea to the next generation. I’m here.
The “National Children’s Heat Source Summit” to be held this time can be a maniac or an otaku. This is a project to train elementary school students who are passionate about ocean-related matters to become human resources who will protect the oceans of the future. We aim to explore and expand our activities by expanding the children’s knowledge, interacting with peers all over the country, and exchanging information. We aim to expand the base of heat sources by developing the ability to create and disseminate the sea of the future and ourselves.
Organization name: National Heat Source Summit Management Executive Committee URL: https://umi-kaido.com/
Activities: By sharing high-energy initiatives across areas, we will create a large movement to change society that could not have been achieved by individual activities. We will discover elementary and junior high school students who are highly interested in the ocean, and will further expand the base of human resource development that will be responsible for marine environment protection activities, which we have been working on since 2021. In addition, by responding to such children’s interests and concerns beyond the framework of the school education system, we will develop human resources who will become future leaders in marine environment protection.
The Nippon Foundation “Sea and Japan Project”
The sea supports the lives of Japanese people in various ways, and sometimes gives us peace of mind, excitement, and inspiration. This is an all-Japan project in which children and people all over the country see the current state of environmental deterioration in the sea as something that belongs to them, and spread the circle of action to pass on the sea to the future. is.
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