Energy and Environment Institute Our story Our work Our people Contact us More Back On-going projects THYME: Education Resources For Schools, Colleges and Community Groups The THYME Project is a collaborative initiative between the universities of Teesside, Hull and York to develop the regional Bioeconomy. As part of the THYME Project, we have worked with school teachers to develop activities and lesson plans around Bioeconomy themes and concepts, including sustainability and the transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources as part of a zero carbon future. The activities are designed to be embedded into the curriculum while providing opportunities for outdoor learning. Thyme Education Resources These education resources offer differentiated activities and lesson plans and are designed to make links with various subject curriculums, including geography, science, maths, English, citizenship and PSHE, as well as offering students an insight into potential careers in the Bioeconomy. Download links: KS3 Resource Pack 1 - What is the Bioeconomy (Word version) KS3 Resource Pack 1 - What is the Bioeconomy (PDF) KS3 Resource Pack 1 Lesson 1 Powerpoint - Will we ever run out KS3 Resource Pack 1 Lesson 2 Powerpoint - What is the Bioeconomy KS3 Resource Pack 1 Lesson 3 - Is it time to bin the plastic bag KS3 Resource Pack 2 - Applying the Bioeconomy (Word version) KS3 Resource Pack 2 - Applying the Bioeconomy (PDF) KS3 Resource Pack 2 Lesson 1 Powerpoint - Is your school a Bioeconomy KS4 Resource Pack 1 - What is the Bioeconomy (Word version) KS4 Resource Pack 1 - What is the Bioeconomy (PDF) KS4 Resource Pack 1 Lesson 1 Powerpoint - Will we ever run out KS4 Resource Pack 1 Lesson 2 Powerpoint - What is the Bioeconomy KS4 Resource Pack 1 Lesson 3 Powerpoint - Applying the Bioeconomy KS4 Resource Pack 2 - Is our School a Bioeconomy (Word version) KS4 Resource Pack 2 - Is our School a Bioeconomy (PDF) KS4 Resource Pack 2 Lesson 1 Powerpoint - Is your school a Bioeconomy KS4 Resource Pack 2 Lesson 2 Powerpoint - The great debate KS4 Resource Pack 2 Lesson 3 Powerpoint - Taking action KS4 Resource Pack 2 Lesson 1 - Bioeconomy Fieldwork Booklet (PDF) What is the Bioeconomy - Animations We have created two short animated films designed to explain concepts around the Bioeconomy, as well as wider issues around sustainability and the circular economy. The first is aimed at older students from KS4 to adult: watch it here The second is a stop-motion animation, featuring voiceover by one of our EEI Green Influencers. This is aimed at KS2 upwards: watch it here 'How to' films - activities for a sustainable school or community group These activities were co-created with ERVAS (East Riding Voluntary Action Service – Volunteen section) and the Green Influencer group at Leconfield that is funded by Ernest Cook Trust. The three 'how to' films show a community group trying out the activities and include an instructional voiceover from one of the group members: How to make a compost bin from pallets How to make a wormery from pallets How to make a HuglKultur bed for planting Careers Case Studies We have also created a series of short videos, designed to give an insight into different career options and pathways into the Bioeconomy: Careers in the Bioeconomy – and introduction to the THYME Project interview series with role models from Dr Emma Peasland Careers in the Bioeconomy – interview with an Animal Nutritionist Careers in the Bioeconomy – interview with a Project Manager Careers in the Bioeconomy – interview with a Device Technologist Careers in the Bioeconomy – interview with a PhD researcher Project team Dr Florence Halstead - Lead researcher on resource development Katie Parsons - Lead for the ERVAS/Leconfield project Dr Emma Peasland - Lead researcher on careers resources Other on-going research projects View all projects On-going project Flood Stories Exploring children’s experiences of flooding through the use of immersive 360 technologies On-going project Energy and Environment Institute at COP26 Energy and Environment Institute at COP26 On-going project Risky Cities Living with Water in an Uncertain Future Climate On-going project INSECURE – Capturing Intergenerational Narratives of Coastal Change Understanding lived experiences of children and young people in the face of coastal change. On-going project SuDSlab UK A Living Lab for Sustainable Drainage On-going project BSRG Annual General Meeting December 2021 On-going project THYME: Refuel next generation solid fuels THYME Project research into energy from biowaste On-going project Educational resources for schools, colleges and community groups Video resources prepared for KS 3-5 On-going project EvoFlood: quantifying the evolution of flood hazard and risk across a changing world Creating new Global Flood Models to predict the evolution of future flood hazard and understand its underlying causes. On-going project Plastic-free July EEI Plastics Researcher Julie Hope urges you to make key plastic-free swaps to save our oceans On-going project International Surface Velocimetry Workshop On-going project Shaping flood risk management and resilience strategies, nationally and globally Impactful flood risk & resilience research On-going project Mapping flood recovery gaps On-going project Teeside, Hull and York - Mobilising Bioeconomy Knowledge Exchange (THYME) Developing the bioeconomy across Yorkshire and the Humber region and the Tees Valley On-going project Flood Innovation Centre “The world's biggest threat is our region’s biggest opportunity.” - Marketing Humber On-going project Hedgerows: Mapping the gaps Pilot project within the Energy and Environment Institute to map East Riding hedgerow gaps with a view to expediting tree planting for carbon sequestration On-going project Youth-led adaptation for climate change challenges in Vietnam On-going project Living with water The University is working with Living with Water to research the impacts of the 2007 and 2013 floods, and current levels of awareness of flood alleviation measures being developed by LWW partners. On-going project Youth Environmental Ambassadors and the impact of Covid-19 On-going project Plastics Collaboratory A multidisciplinary, holistic approach to the plastics problem. On-going project Energy and Environment Institute postgraduate training for a greener future On-going project Ark – National Flood Resilience Centre Ark is a unique integrated multi-agency training, research, innovation and community engagement flood resilience facility. On-going project THYME: Developing a curriculum framework for bioeconomy employability On-going project River of Plastic Investigating the journey of plastics along the Mekong and its ultimate fate in the world’s oceans On-going project Plastic - Defender or Destroyer? Has your perception of plastic changed during the Covid-19 pandemic? On-going project THYME: Improving soil quality to enhance climate change resilience On-going project The Resilience and Sustainability of the Mekong Delta to Changes in Water and Sediment Fluxes (RAMESES) This project explores the evolution of flood risk on the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. On-going project Monterey Canyon Experts from the University of Hull collaborated on an intensive study monitoring high-energy currents along a stretch of the Monterey Canyon in California. On-going project THYME: Testing membranes as a low carbon solution in biofuel production Collaborative research as part of the THYME Project testing membranes as a potential low carbon replacement for distillation in the production of biofuels On-going project Bute Inlet On the Bute Inlet in Canada, we’re part of a larger international effort to monitor turbidity currents in action. On-going project Offshore Wind Library The Offshore Wind Library (OWL) provides invaluable support for the offshore wind sector through easy access to the latest research while enabling the exchange of knowledge through academic and industrial collaboration. On-going project Hydralab+ The University is one of 24 partners in the HYDRALAB network, using experimental models to improve predictions of how our rivers, estuaries and coasts will be affected by environmental change. On-going project Bilateral Microplastic Workshop On-going project THYME: A focus on the East Riding bioeconomy through farmers markets Grassroots activity in the East Yorkshire bioeconomy Top Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script. Browser does not support script.