Working with 10 schools in villages of Ak-Talaa, At-Bashy and Naryn region, the Kyrgyz Mountains Environmental Education and Citizen Science project aims at conducting low-cost, simple analysis of the local water resources with school children and teachers.
After mapping their water resources around the village and conducting their first analyses assessing water quality and quantity, children and teachers are now focusing on a particular research question that is relevant in their local context. From October 11 to 17, with the help of the project team they developed their ideas for visual products illustrating their water research findings for an exhibition and competition among schools. The task is to find a way to visualize their research in an understandable, creative and interesting way (e.g. installation, model, video, photo, map, land-art, experiment, etc.), therefore linking science, art and place-based learning.
The exhibition will take place in the first week of December in Bishkek, after which it will also be showed in Naryn.