Junior Scientists Restoring Brazil's Rainforest

 
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Oct 16, 2012

Junior Scientists Painting the Town

Rainforest Art for Junior Scientists @ Iracambi
Rainforest Art for Junior Scientists @ Iracambi

Hey everyone,

We have some really cool stuff to share with you!

To celebrate the end of the school year, Junior Scientists @ Iracambi are going to work with local community kids on their first ever Rainforest Art project: a fun way of raising awareness about the Atlantic Forest in which we live.

In collaboration with Partners of the Americas, the Parish of Our Lady of Rosário in Rosário da Limeira, and our local partner schools, a group of Junior Scientists will select and research one of their favorite rainforest animals and learn about its habits. Then, with help from our talented and artistic nursery manager Toni, they will make masks of their animals. Next, they will work with teachers to create a play involving the things they’ve learned as Junior Scientists. They’ll give a performance in the town square to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity and how human beings interact with nature. Finally they will paint a mural on the wall of the parish house, so that everybody will be reminded of the importance of the rainforest.

So we’re launching a funding drive to help us cover the costs of materials for the masks and murals, and to pay for transportation, snacks and other expenses.

Wednesday October 17th is the day when all online and paypal donations are matched 30 percent by Globalgiving! We’re very excited about that and our aim is to get as many donations as possible on that day. But, of course, we are thrilled to get any and all donations at any time. And – any new recurring donations this month will be matched! So please follow the link  http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/brazils- junior-scientists-restore-rainforest-iracambi/ and help us paint the town.

Special note to our supporters in the US. You can donate via mobile phone: simply text GIVE 7852 to 80088 to donate $ 10 to the Junior Scientists @ Iracambi! You can even do it up to three times in one day.

A big thank you to Partners of the Americas (POA,) GlobalGiving and all our supporters worldwide. We’ll let you know how the project goes and look forward to working with you in the future.

                                            

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Scientists ready to start planning
Junior Scientists ready to start planning
Examples of murals to inspire Junior Scientists
Examples of murals to inspire Junior Scientists
Examples to inspire Junior Scientists
Examples to inspire Junior Scientists
Rainforest Art: international project team!
Rainforest Art: international project team!

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Organization

Iracambi

Rosario da Limeira, MG, Brazil
http://www.iracambi.com

Project Leader

Binka Le Breton

Rosario da Limeira, Minas Gerais Brazil

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