2018 was a very special year for us - we broke the record of amount of sustainability learning journeys! we even hosted them for children in english and spanish language classes, giving them an opportunity to learn about the environment and practice their language skills.
With the help of all the students that came and visited, we also planted more than a thousand trees on the ground, around a spring that is just coming back inside our property. It was a great opportunity to show the kids in a very tangible way the relationship between trees and water, and how critical it is to protect the water basin around Rio.
This year we are already coming up with ideas to integrate the tools that they use in daily life to communicate and understand the world. We are preparing exercises with smartphones, like treasure hunts, trivias and plant-detecting apps, so they can reinforce the new knowlege they are getting while having fun - teaching them that having a connection with nature is not necessarily opposed to keeping up with their online life!
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