“Mihai Viteazul” Secondary School in Targoviste was the first school in Romania that managed to implement a science action (the structured scenario of Rewilding). There were two teachers in this school who collaborated to carry out activities in the CARE-KNOW-DO format. Mrs. Duroi Alice Isabela implemented in the 5th, the grade average age was 10-11 years old, with a number of 27 students. The pupils did homework, an activity in which they also involved their families, they made reports, leaflets and evidence sheets on the animals proposed for rewilding. A parent participated in all classroom activities.
CARE: In the activities, we followed the following steps, according to the teacher’s guide CARE, students were engaged with the socio-scientific issue: Which animal should we select to return to Romania for rewilding? The activities were attractive, engaging for the students, we discussed each theme proposed in the guide.
KNOW: Students learned about the following curriculum topics: Renaturalisation of wolf, lynx, fallow deer – food chains, trophic relationships in terrestrial ecosystems ( Biology, 5th grade ). The main activities, which led to the achievement of the learning objectives according to the curriculum, were on food chains, food webs, trophic relationships in terrestrial ecosystems.
DO: The pupils solved homework, an activity in which they also involved their families, they made reports, leaflets, evidence sheets on the animals proposed for rewilding.
Open Schooling findings: The resources provided were easy to use, the activities were clearly explained, the interaction with all project participants was continuous.The results were presented in a demonstration lesson with the participation of three research experts from Valahia University in Targoviste.
Students’ results: Students Learned through understanding and application, stimulating interest in knowledge, developing communication skills, thinking and creativity.