Forum of new researchers: "Students experimenting"


Students independently do practical environmental research and experiments, which are later presented in conferences in their municipality. The best of them are sent to participate in the closing forum in Riga, Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Latvia.

There a scientific conference is held within the forum and the participants are asked to present their research, experiments and observations in 7 to 10 minutes. Alongside with that the participants have a chance to have a glimpse of what experiments the scientists are doing.


  • Encourage students’ interest in environmental studies
  • Popularise research amongst students
  • Expand and activate environmental studies work within educational institutions


Students of general, special and interest education institutions (up to the 9th grade) who have done practical environment connected research, observations or experiments. It can be done both individually or in a group (one study can be done by no more than 3 people).


January-February – conferences in regions
March – a forum in Riga

Organisers: National Centre for Education in collaboration with Children and Youth Environmental Education Centre “Riga School of Natural Sciences”, University of Latvia, Faculty of Chemistry, local education agencies and educational institutions.

Basic information

Country: Latvia

Coordinator: National Centre for Education,


Programme: Other

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Target groups: primary school students, secondary school students

Topic: Environmental sciences

Start year: 2003

End year: 2015


Contact person: Inese Liepiņa, Email: inese.liepina (at)

At this time, there is no information about this project that could be useful to researchers.

Students have researched many different things and phenomenon around them. It is possible to get acquainted with the process of the forum in the material of the school year 2014. The subjects of the research of the students and annotations of the years 2010 and 2011 can be found in the resource section of the Scientix portal .


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