Black Soldier Fly School Workshops as Means to Promote Circular Economy and Environmental Awareness
- Is the provided support sufficient for students to fulfil the required tasks properly?
- Does participating in the project has an impact on students’ attitude towards insects?
2. Materials and Methods
- A complete list of all required materials together with graphical assembly instructions for the parts produced by the laser cutter (Supplementary Materials 1).
- A 12-page booklet summarizing information on the development of the worldwide food and feedstock market, on ‘organic waste and its potential in ‘circular economy’ and on the biology of H. illucens (Supplementary Materials 2).
- Vector-based digital drawing interchange format (DXF) files for laser cutting a house-like exterior surrounding the inner plastic container of the BSFL-rearing system (Supplementary Materials 3AB).
- A pre-formatted laboratory journal for uniform documentation of the experiment (Supplementary Materials 4).
- Material for working stations: ‘Legal situation of insect-based food and feed’ and ‘The development stages of H. illucens’ (Supplementary Materials 5).
2.1. Design and Assembly of the BSFL Rearing System
2.2. Workshops at Schools
- First stage: Legal framework of insect-based food and feed.Task: Pupils studied reports and worksheets on the legal framework and had to respond to written questions.
- Second stage: The development stages of Hermetia illucens.Task: Pupils used simple incident light microscopes to magnify all stages from egg to adult. Worksheets outlining important morphological traits helped for exact observation.
- Third stage: Methods and set-up of feeding experiments.Task: Briefing on hygienic requirements and good scientific working practice.
2.3. Questionnaire Survey
2.4. School Setting
2.5. Accompanying Research
3.1. Students Willingness to Fulfil Required Work Tasks
3.2. Students Attitude towards Insects
3.3. Teachers Feedback
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Walter, A.; Klammsteiner, T.; Gassner, M.; Heussler, C.D.; Kapelari, S.; Schermer, M.; Insam, H. Black Soldier Fly School Workshops as Means to Promote Circular Economy and Environmental Awareness. Sustainability 2020, 12, 9574. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229574
Walter A, Klammsteiner T, Gassner M, Heussler CD, Kapelari S, Schermer M, Insam H. Black Soldier Fly School Workshops as Means to Promote Circular Economy and Environmental Awareness. Sustainability. 2020; 12(22):9574. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229574Chicago/Turabian Style
Walter, Andreas, Thomas Klammsteiner, Magdalena Gassner, Carina Desirée Heussler, Suzanne Kapelari, Markus Schermer, and Heribert Insam. 2020. "Black Soldier Fly School Workshops as Means to Promote Circular Economy and Environmental Awareness" Sustainability 12, no. 22: 9574. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229574