Born in 2010, Surfrider Campus is a place dedicated to Research & Development for education, awareness-raising and information on sustainable development issues. Since its creation, Surfrider Campus has succeeded in developing new models for knowledge access, by increasingly relying on new technologies and by offering new educational experiences to the 36,000 people that have already visited the Campus.
Educational itineraries : experimenting new learning methods
Educational itineraries aim at implementing a fun learning method that includes discovery, comprehension and action. They combine effectively theoretical contributions, a sensory approach, field trips and practical activities, using both NICTs and the scenography and teaching expertise from Surfrider.
The most striking features of those educational modules are that they provide both a horizontal « cross-public » approach – being accessible to school children, families, employees, etc., and a vertical approach enabling the various publics to meet with one another through field trips and actions on the ground.
Conferences for the general public : being an active participant for citizen dialogue
Since 2011 Surfrider Campus has launched a series of evening conferences open to the general public. Each conference is broadcast in live streaming and enables « live-chats » with the speakers. The quarterly programming aims at addressing sustainability issues for a 360° outlook and engaging discussions between participants.
Art Campus : providing another vision for sustainable development issues
Launched in 2012 Art Campus strives to bring art and environment together. In fact, numerous links exist between those two worlds, yet they remain relatively untapped. Painting, sculptures, photographs exhibitions are therefore organised to reach one main objective : to offer the visitor a complementary view on our relationship with the environment. The visitor then becomes an active participant for creation, constantly raising new questions and engaging dialogue with the artist.