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
May 8, 2018

Restoring the Atlantic Rainforest

This month we hosted about 70 kids from the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area who came to SINAL to help us plant pioneer trees in a reforestation area, learn about the Atlantic Rainforest, its biodiversity, and what we do to protect it!

After a briefing session where we discussed questions like the destination of the trash we throw away at home, the balance of the ecosystem, and alternative ways of growing food, we went on a trail to visit the biggest tree in the valley, more than 150 years old, and see what a natural spring looks like.

We did a workshop where we made chocolate desserts made with our own cacao and local foods, and a treasure hunt identifying medicinal plants, vegetables we are growing in the garden, and some of our sustainability projects like bamboo bioconstruction.

Finally, we planted around 150 Ingá trees in an area in process of reforestation and visited another area that is already populated with pioneer trees, and the biodiversity is coming back! 

A big thank you to our donors for helping us create a space of exploration, learning and sensibilization. We cultivate it with love and the hope that it will foster the concept of sustainability and love for the environment in the coming generations!

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