Luana, Swiss, talking about local medicinal plants
These past few months we have given a new spin to our environmental learning journeys for children: we are making use of the diversity of our staff to host children learning different languages, such as english and spanish, and matching their learning level to some vocabulary and grammar about environmentalism.
It has been a great entrypoint to get children interested in the environment, and it has given us the opportunity to build a global message: we all come from different places, speak different languages and have different cultures, but share the same natural world and its resources, as well as the responsibility to care for it! We have found that giving this larger perspective has sunk in the importance of environmental efforts in the different groups we have hosted.
Another interesting effect has been sharing our own stories of how we came to live in the Atlantic Rainforest and love its biodiversity. It has made some of the children of Rio feel inspired about the beauty of their surroundings and made them reflect about the unique richness of this forest.
We will continue to share with them stories about our backgrounds and our passion for the Atlantic Rainforest to the children hoping to plant a seed in their hearts. A big big thank you to all our donors who help us create memorable experiences to the future generations!