The first short-term exchange took place in I Spoleczna Szkola Podstawowa, Zamosc, Poland (18-23 March 2018). Each partner school was represented by 4 students and 2 or 3 teachers. In total, there were 16 students (aged 13-14) and 9 teachers from 4 partner schools. The students were selected  on the basis of regulations set at the beginning of the project implementation in all partner schools. The teachers were mainly Science, Biology, Geography, Maths, English, IT, PE teachers  and others taking active part in the project implementation. The main theme of the first exchange was: GREEN ENERGY – renewable sources of energy across Europe and in partner countries. The main objective of the activity was to exchange experience between European schools and combine scientific and entrepreneurial elements in environmental education. The following activities took place:

- students worked on Green E+Dictionary part 1, consisting of peer-to-peer interactive videos with instructional material on renewable energy sources and ways of using and saving green energy (each team prepared at least 2), the recordings were presented and shared by all partners. They are a great source of information about different experiences and methodologies used in ecological education in partner countries. The videos were uploaded to the main project website and they were compiled as one of the final project results.  

- students worked out the first part of Greenpreneur’s Book (GREEN ENERGY – containing information and useful advice on energy saving), international groups used collaborative problem solving method; the outcomes were uploaded to the main project website and  becąme part of the main project products in the end

- students and teachers took part in the City Game – out-of-classroom eco event (the game required collaborative problem solving in the Old Town of Zamość, students had to combine their scientific knowledge with entrepreneurial skills); international groups conducted ‘Eco Survey’ among the inhabitants of Zamosc, the survey provided participants with information on local attitude to energy saving issues and was a great tool to disseminate the project ideas among wider groups

- ‘Swap It Green’ 1  - the meeting participants exchanged books, CDs, etc. to promote anti-consumerist attitude, the event took place at the hosting school so that more of the local community could get involved

- ‘Eco-Survival’1 (The Catastrophe in a Desert) workshop to use scientific and entrepreneurial knowledge in practice. The workshop involved the need for collaborative problem solving (PBL) and integrating scientific subjects and entrepreneurial education (multidisciplinary approach). Both students and teachers worked in international teams and worked out solutions to an eco-problem.

- seminars on green energy at Roztocze Centre for Science Education led by representatives of Roztocze National Park; a visit to ‘Nature Zoom’, a scientific and educational centre in Janów Lubelski;  and the exhibition ‘The World of Senses’ at Zamosc Arsenal, integrating scientific subjects by the use of technologies and interactive equipment available on display

- creative entrepreneurial story-telling – teachers discussed the progress of work on GreenSmart Stories, which was the continuation of the workshop on storytelling in entrepreneurial education already conducted by ISSP (TPM1). The stories constitute educational material on science and entrepreneurship integration.

- the students and teachers planted trees in Zamość ZOO, the trees are being taken care of by the Polish Erasmus+ team and are a contribution to pro-environmental activity.

The exchange group visited Roztocze National Park where they learned about the region and Polish natural heritage. They attended the meeting with the mayor of Zamosc and the Director of Educational Department in the Town Hall of Zamosc, they got presented with valuable facts on Polish educational system and the region’s potential.

Participants compared ways of preserving natural heritage in different eco-systems and worked in a collaborative way. The activities were attended by a numerous group of Polish students (aged 13-14) and teachers from the hosting school. Students’ parents and local institutions got actively involved  (organisation, visits, workshops, city-game), this way the project ideas were clearly highlighted and the ecological lifestyle promoted in local community as well.