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Upcoming sessions: 

  • 109-2025: 07.04-12.04

  • 109-2025: 16.06-21.06

Price: 510€ (Includes course fee, entrance to sites and museums, transportation in the city during the course)

Lisbon (Portugal)

Course organizer:
AM LearnToTeach Courses

Number of participants: 20

Certification: Yes

Language: English

Target audience
  • Teachers & school staff from primary and secondary level, and special needs.

  • Company staff

  • School management

  • Not-for-profit / NGO staff

  • Other

Subjects & Competences
  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Citizenship

  • Environmental Education

  • Natural Sciences

  • Pre-School Subjects

  • Primary School Subjects

  • Technology

  • Agriculture

  • Forestry

  • Nutrition science

  • Cultural heritage

  • Non-formal learning

  • Vocational education

  • Maths and science

Other courses...

109 I Sustainability: The legacy of rivers and oceans, present and future (Lisbon, Peniche - Portugal)

H2O is a simple formula leading to the possibility of creating life. Water is life. A small change in its characteristics can imply a complete change of the balance of the Earth. Today, our major concern is the possibility of water shortage, or its excess, both causing climate changes. Thus, the resulting human consequences range from large-scale migration to potential conflicts.


In Lisbon, capital of Portugal, the Tagus River plays a crucial role in the water supply. It flows through the city and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The river's estuary is an important ecological area, providing habitat for a diverse range of plant and animal species. However, the river has been affected by pollution from industrial and urban activities, which has led to environmental degradation affecting the ocean quality. Therefore, the city/country has implemented policies to protect the river, promote sustainable water management practices and protect the ocean as well. These policies have helped to improve the water quality in the river and protect the ecosystems and the ocean. So how are the ocean and river protected and which actions are taken for a sustainable future? The answers can be found in the legacy of water: traditional fishing methods, sanitation of wastewater, tourism, sports, research on micro-plastics, urban water distribution but also in the legacy of Avieiros (the river-people). The participants, linked to formal school education, are expected to discuss the perspectives of water, having in mind how to create a future generation that is more conscious of their water usage and more likely to take steps to protect nature and water.

Course fee: 510 euros per person.

It includes the course fee, entry tickets where needed, and transportation within the working days of the course. Airport transport and accommodation are not included. Please, take into consideration that sending institutions should have insurance coverage for their participants as stated in the Erasmus+ Quality Standards for Mobilities.

Trainers will be in contact with the participants in order to solve any questions or doubts and provide advice on accommodation, airports, airlines etc. They will also familiarize participants with the website of the seminars ( which will be used to upload pedagogical material created during the course duration.


Monday (Peniche)

  • Workshop 1:  Welcome the participants.  Introduction to the course. Moodle. Getting to know each other (aims and expectations about the course). General information about Peniche, Lisbon & Portugal.


Tuesday (Peniche)

  • Visit: Discovering Peniche. Living together fishing, sport and tourism at the beach.

  • Municipality meeting.

  • Fish market.

  • The bach: Sports & tourism in Peniche.


Wednesday (Peniche & transfer to Lisbon)

  • Visit: Centro de investigação de micro-plasticos.

  • Visit/Conference: The Avieira culture: their life is the river.

  • Visit: “Museum: Escaroupim and the river”.

  • Visit the settlement (the avieiros and traditional stilt houses).


Thursday (Lisbon)

  • Visit: Aqueduto das Águas Livres.

  • Visit: Reservatório da Mãe água das Amoreiras.

  • Visit: Barbadinhos Pumping Station. Piped water in Lisbon.Water as a product and the technology of the industrial revolution at the service of distribution.

  • Visit/Workshop: Museo da água.


Friday (Lisbon)

  • Visit: to WWTP ETAR Beirolas: Urban water cycle, water supply and wastewater sanitation. The process of collecting and treating wastewater and its impact on the Sea of Palha (Tagus Estuary).

  • Personal work time: Portfolio: How to organize these activities in my school.


Saturday (Lisbon)

  • Workshop: “Course portfolio: presentation of the lesson plans”.

  • Reflections of the course (Final conference). Certificates. Departures.


*The programme is subjected to changes in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Learning objectives

The main objective of this course is to promote awareness about water conservation, sustainability of freshwater resources, and use of new technological opportunities around the world related to water supply, distribution, and varied use. At the same time, to highlight the importance of the oceans and their preservation but also the legacy and heritage of the water as traditions are essential for the preservation of our past and for the sustainability of our future.

Furthermore, we aim to facilitate our participants in their quest for networking and collaborating with other participants and institutions. Following the original objectives of Erasmus+, we take very seriously the exchange of ideas, experiences and methodologies. Thus, our day to day programme, includes theory, discussion, cultural activities and practice.


Our courses are thought in a way that theory and practice combine with our participants´ working experiences. Exchange of practices and methodologies provide a rich environment of examples and ideas that each one can transfer to their own reality and with their own means. The pedagogical material that we offer can be used, open and free under Creative Commons (CC) which is one of the criteria of Erasmus+. We always try to meet all methodologies so our material is always linked to ICT for those who can apply them in their teaching process.

Participants are asked to create a simple activity (teaching or other) and upload in on our working platform. In this way, produced material can be shared among the group and thus, enrich their pedagogical activities obtained.

To ensure optimum enjoyment of the course, we communicate the next day´s briefing and we create a group communication tool in order to avoid changes or unexpected situations. Our goal is to enhance the exprerience and to construct relationships among the participants and our trainers that can lead to future partnerships and collaborations.

Certification details

We take our participants' personal development seriously and consequently, we offer a Certificate of Attendance that is in line with the specifications of Erasmus Quality Standards for Mobilities. The Certificate states the number of hours of the course (30), the place and date of the course and the participant's name. Our participants usually need to produce a simple activity/product which will be uploaded in our working platform. Upon the completion of this task, the participants can receive the certificate.

We also certify and sign the Mobility Agreement, Quality Commitment and Europass Mobility or any other document our participants wish to obtain in order to comply with Erasmus+ and/or their personal development.

Below, you can consult the planned program of the course:

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