Example of activity sheet shared with students.
Considering current global events, we have been taking measures to continue our work with the project while keeping our team’s wellbeing as our top priority. We are continuing with our main strategy using social media and instant communication services to reach the Bahia Magdalena community.
Due to the temporary closure of schools, we worked for the remaining of the school year from March to June with teachers and parents providing them with educational material with topics relevant to their community. We received feedback and participation from local students mainly from elementary school levels. Depending on the planned activities for the next school year, this strategy may have to keep being used.
In honor of World Environment Day in June, we called for the participation of children for a video in which they spoke about a specific species found in their region. We had the participation of one elementary school child from Bahia Magdalena who spoke about and drew an Osprey, and demonstrated its nest located near his home. He chose that bird because of his knowledge about the species due to his proximity with it.
Currently we are working on developing online environmental workshops to strengthen our outreach with the local teachers and continue providing them with knowledge and tools that they can use for the next school year.
We continue to take the necessary precautions in our daily activities to battle this global pandemic and hope everyone is well. Though we are facing more obstacles in accomplishing our goals, we are always adapting to reach them!
Local child in video for World Environment Day.
Child answering activity sheet via cellphone.
Example of math activity sheet.