Futures Day 2019 – a sample of TTF’s activities
Futures Day was celebrated all around the world on March 1. Futures Day is a worldwide theme day aimed at sparking global, national and local conversations about the futures people around the globe desire and fear.
Teach the Future supports Futures Day because it is a fun opportunity to create awareness about futures in schools. Here’s a sample of what Teach the Future advocators, ambassadors, teachers and other partners organized on Futures Day.
Finland – Futures Day was celebrated in more than 70 registered events and numerous unregistered events including e.g. the National Parliament, several companies, schools, municipalities, museums, libraries and all kinds of communities around Finland. Futures Day also emerged as the most talked about topic in Finnish Twitter with more than 650 tweets and a reach of over 900 000 people. Wow!
Greece– TTF ambassadors in Greece organized an event where they would discuss ‘the thing from the future’: discovering artefacts from the future on the topic of agriculture.
Brasil -TTF Brasil was launched in the city of Sao Paulo during Futures Day. Around 150 people gathered in an innovation hub where the Brasilian Teach the Future team presented their mission. A panel presented different examples of innovative education. TTF founder Peter Bishop and TTF Europe advocator Erica bol were also present via a video call.
Iran– The Institute for Futures Studies in Health organized a future tour during Futures Day.
Turkey – The Futurists Association & TTF ambassadors in Turkey organised an event where hundreds of attendees (academicians, entrepreneurs, business people and students) came together and contributed to their Futures Day theme: “Happiness: Being a Happy Human in 2040”.
Netherlands– The Lentiz Group of 12 mainly secondary education schools are using the Future Toolkit that was created by the Finland Futures Team and translated into Dutch by TTF. As they working towards a more sustainable future, they had their future cards printed on repurposed paper. (Paper donated by Envelopebook and printing done by social printers Springeruit).