We can better understand the world around us when we learn by doing and playing. Slow Food has been working for years on sensory education, promoting an experiential educational approach that focuses on pleasure, conviviality and the emotional and relational dimension of knowledge.
And this is why we protect biodiversity through the senses: for us, in fact, biodiversity is preserved and enhanced by eating. But how can we make children and young people in particular understand the importance of protecting biodiversity? How can we guide them in the rediscover their senses and understand the impact of their food choices, and the link between the health of the planet, our health and the defense of biodiversity?
This training webinar, organized as part of the EU-funded COVCHEG project, is dedicated entirely to sensory education and in particular to the functioning of the senses and the important role they play in the knowledge of food and biodiversity; we then discuss how to organize a sensory education activity.
- Annalisa Renzi, consultant in design and training in the field of environmental, food and sensory education in several educational and training centers, consortia, associations, regional parks and in many schools
- Barbara Nappini, trainer in the field of food education and member of the regional board of Slow Food Tuscany.
What you take home:
The basics of sensory education: the grammar of taste.
Some practical examples of educational activities to replicate and share
Event languages: AZ, EN, RU