Submitted by: VstAb -Verein der steirischen AbfallberaterInnen
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Comprehensive Games Collection for Waste Topics
S.P.A.S.S was established from the Association of Styrian Waste Consultants in cooperation with the Environmental Education Center Styria (Austria) in order to bring children and teens in contact with waste awareness. Fifteen games can be used for several lessons. This offers consultants and teachers the possibility to educate even the youngest pupils. Environmental topics such as waste avoidance, waste separation, waste processing, sustainability, electronic waste and problematic substances can be taught in a playful way. Games in general have a high effect on learning, not only for the intellect but also for social intelligence: they encourage team play and networked thinking.