Continuing REGUA’s education programme, we were happy to welcome “Centro de Estudos Valladares” school from Cachoeiras de Macacu which recently held it’s annual Education seminar at REGUA’s conservation Centre. Eighty secondary school children came to REGUA to share the event accompanied by 15 teachers.
The essence of the series of activities within the Seminar is to stimulate citizenship, by creating responsibility and encouraging the school children to understand that one day they will be members of society. The classroom activities included interactive discussions on history of the municipality; Atlantic rainforest biodiversity and quality of life. The outdoor activities included walks using cameras as a means of perception. All these activities are wrapped around environmental themes, ending in a panel of photos of nature and debates.
The children loved their visit and behaved very well. The event was a success and everyone had a great time promising to return to REGUA at the end of the year. The teachers also really enjoyed it and worked on presenting to the children the history of REGUA by researching the website. The results were amazing and left us very happy to see that what the project is doing is generating an understanding of our mission and their approval.