The ICEcube project is a naissance Me, Human initiative to transform school children into citizen scientists exploring their relationship with the natural world through experiential learning. Simultaneously we hope to empower children with the knowledge to influence both the future of research and conservation.
The project will bring together a diverse range of UK and West African children, charities and experts, including research collaborators: Professor of Evolutionary Biology and BBC Presenter, Ben Garod and Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Trudi Edginton.
West Africa is of particular interest because it represents both internationally significant biodiversity hotspots and significant ecological damage, in terms of wildlife population declines and habitat destruction.
The project aims to foster understanding and positive action towards ecological conservation and develop innovative methods to address the rise of eco-anxiety in young people.