Schools discover the UN Itinerary at Expo Milano 2015

With the start of the new school year, school trips will begin to flock to Expo Milano 2015 once more. To enrich student visits, groups have the opportunity to sign up for a visit of Pavilion Zero, a fundamental part of the UN Itinerary at Expo.  Starting on 15 September, every day hundreds of students of all ages will have the chance to visit this pavilion and explore the similarities with and connections between Expo’s theme and the UN’s theme, “The Zero Hunger Challenge. United for a sustainable world”.

As a result of collaboration with Expo 2015’s School Project, members of the UN-Expo Team will accompany students on their visits after welcoming them in the UN Garden, one of the landmarks/main attractions of the UN’s participation in the world exposition.  Teachers and students will be invited to attend a presentation on the elements and key topics that the agencies of the United Nations have brought to Expo Milano 2015.

Over 19,000 students will visit Expo to take part in this initiative, supported by the Italian Ministry of Education, and they will all have the chance to enrich their learning by using “get to zero”, the UN’s free APP developed specifically for Expo 2015. By scanning the QR codes found on the UN Spaces throughout the UN Itinerary, users will be prompted to answer a question related to the topics explored in each of these installations.  Once they have completed all seven levels, they will receive a virtual passport declaring them “Ambassador for a sustainable world” and upon returning to the UN Garden, they will also be awarded a UN-Expo gadget.  

To find out more about the School Project activities, visit our page dedicated to the topic.

 

More information on the UN's free APP for Expo, "get to zero"

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