The Naturgy Foundation has made Efigy Education teaching resources available on its website in digital format. This touring in-person programme, temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 health emergency, compiles all the educational resources used throughout the academic year across Spain by primary, secondary, and college teachers, as well as for training cycles.
Through Efigy Education online, you can now access material developed by experts, on topics such as energy transition, the circular economy, sustainability, efficient construction, energy efficiency, air quality and new energy technologies. The offer includes interactive content, for enjoyable learning through online applications, videos by scientific educators, and downloadable resources with activities that can be done at home.
These interactive resources offer activities on topics such as building a sustainable house or school, energy efficient renovations, analysing ways of saving energy at home, and being aware of the impact of energy production technologies.
The Foundation also has a list of family films so that you can watch well known animations from a new perspective, and thus become aware of the current challenges surrounding energy. In order to make this easier, it offers a range of activities to do at home after watching the films.
It also provides users with energy experiments, technology workshops for understanding key concepts in a simple and fun way, and energy expertise in the field of STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). For this, the Foundation will rely on the support of two expert scientific educators, Dani Jiménez and Luis Quevedo, who collaborate regularly on television programmes aimed at young people, and who will be publishing a video blog on Efigy Education online over the next few days.
The Naturgy Foundation's latest touring experience, the “Energy Challenge”, which has also been temporarily suspended, will be given a slot on the online version of the Efigy Education programme. The ship’s commander and the robot “Energy 360” will relay their messages so that we can address the challenge of energy transition from our sofas at home, opening a space for family reflection on the planet’s climate situation and how to reverse it.
Through this space, you’ll also be able to access “Cinemagy”, a series of short films that teach about energy and promote energy efficiency through stories starring Spanish actors such as José Coronado and Maribel Verdú, and directors such as Isabel Coixet.
"Faced with this unprecedented situation in which we find ourselves, it is up to us to support people with our informative options for children, young people and adults," says María Eugenia Coronado, managing director of the Naturgy Foundation. "It’s more important than ever to maintain and facilitate access to the educational content normally taught in classrooms. We must contribute, in any way possible, to ensuring educational activity at home, disseminating school curriculum content and good energy consumption habits.”
All Efigy Education online teaching resources will also serve for their continued use by teachers and professors at this time, in order to offer their students educational and enjoyable activities.
Set up in 1992, the Naturgy Foundation seeks to educate, train, inform and raise awareness throughout society of energy and environmental issues. The institution offers teachers and schools an extensive educational catalogue, which boasts the recognition and collaboration of reference institutions in the field of education and research such as the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).