Meeting the needs of our global citizenry—ecologically, economically, culturally, spiritually, and more—requires understanding and creative problem solving. INESPO´s ambition is to prepare the next generation of problem-solvers through environmental project-based learning by providing students with authentic, real-life environmental and sustainability issues to tackle.
By teaching students how to think, not what to think, about complex environmental issues, INESPO emphasizes futureproof skills essential for succeeding in tomorrow’s world, such as questioning, investigating, defining problems, analyzing, interpreting, reasoning, developing conclusions, solving problems, cooperative learning with others, critical thinking and discussion, a focus on action strategies with real-world applications, teamwork and communication, research, data collection and analysis, community engagement, and reflection.
INESPO is an international educational competition which is not limited to give out awards. It is engaging, long-term experiences that inspire and motivate students, educators, and entire communities. It provides professional development opportunities for educators, volunteer activities for community or industry members, and real-world connections for the students involved.