Official mangrove guardian students.
Elementary and secondary schools of Santo Domingo started a waste separation campaign with their students as part of becoming themselves mangrove guardians. Santo Domingo, Baja California Sur is a community located in Bahia Magdalena important for conservation efforts because locals have direct contact with the Pacific coast and the mangrove present there.
The campaign requires them to collect, wash, separate, and deposit different types of plastic and metal waste. The campaign is not only benefitting the schools, but also the community and their surroundings where locals and families are learning about waste separation through children.
To support this initiative, our team provided a workshop to the students in all grades of both schools about the importance of separating waste and the benefits of taking care of our environment. The workshop took place on November 13th and 14th, 2019 in the Estado de Queretaro elementary school and the Telesecundaria 15 Juan Dominguez Cota secondary school.
Several topics were covered in the workshop like the different types of waste, types of plastic waste, the negative effects of plastic in the environment, how to separate our waste, why it’s important, and the environmental services and goods that our ecosystems provide.
After this workshop a total of 30 students became Mangrove Guardians and received a badge that certificates it. Now they have the responsibility of spreading the knowledge they learned to their friends, family, neighbors, and other members of their community, and promise to carry out the important task with enthusiasm and capability.
The upbringing of environmentally conscious children in the community is a long-term step towards creating a sustainable community. We are glad that you joined us in this cause. Thanks for your support!
Students wearing their mangrove guardian badges.
Activity of drawing our environmental services.
Participant in waste separation activity.
Workshop teacher and class.
Students showing their workshop drawings.
Students appointed as mangrove guardians.