Learning outdoors for children of the favelas

by Instituto Sinal do Vale
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Learning outdoors for children of the favelas
Learning outdoors for children of the favelas
Learning outdoors for children of the favelas
Learning outdoors for children of the favelas
Learning outdoors for children of the favelas
Learning outdoors for children of the favelas
Learning outdoors for children of the favelas
Learning outdoors for children of the favelas
Learning outdoors for children of the favelas
Learning outdoors for children of the favelas
Learning outdoors for children of the favelas
Learning outdoors for children of the favelas
Learning outdoors for children of the favelas

Project Report | Sep 30, 2013
New Semester, New Projects, New Energy!

By Ryan Vasseur | SINAL for Children Educator

Rainforest Walk
Rainforest Walk

With our second semester well underway SINAL for Children has started several unique projects to educate and share knowledge on planting trees, appreciating nature, caring for plants and gardens, and working with natural materials such as mud and bamboo.

SINAL uses a living laboratory of the Atlantic Rainforest to build lasting love and appreciation for nature. On a regular basis children walk through fully forested sections of the Rainforest to learn about and appreciate the complexities of plant and animal life within. Children are working to help restore a local wetland that is our goal to one day become as ecologically diverse as other parts of the Atlantic Rainforest. This 2.4 acre space has become a place where children plant trees, build trails to help others enjoy and appreciate the area, and create art to visualize the future of the space.

Children are also learning about growing their own food in our very own gardens. We have started with seeds of their favourite plants to watch them grow through their full life cycle. Education for all aspects of growing food is shown such as composting, enriching soil, and caring for plants from planting seeds to harvesting.  With an abundance of natural materials on the property kids have also had the experience of working with local, sustainable building materials such as bamboo and clay. With their help we have made a mud oven, kites with bamboo, and soon will be making a composting toilet with bamboo!

We thank everyone for their contributions and look forward to receiving your love and support in the future.


SINAL for Children

Inside the Atlantic Rainforest
Inside the Atlantic Rainforest
Learning About Growing Food
Learning About Growing Food
Planting Trees
Planting Trees

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Instituto Sinal do Vale

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
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Thais Corral
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Rio de Janeiro , Rio de Janeiro Brazil
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