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SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature

by Instituto Sinal do Vale
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SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
SINAL for Children, Inspiring Love for Nature
Oct 9, 2014

Protecting the forest and building community

On September 23, the Spring Equinox, students and teachers from local schools came to Sinal to celebrate not only the first day of spring but also a new cycle of growth for Sinal das Criancas. We  our new reforestation project, in which the young students will be part of the replanting of native Atlantic Forest trees-- species that have been identified as endangered by recent Brazilian legislation. They will help collect seeds, work in the nursery, and replant the saplings as they learn about the importance of conservation in their local lands. The project will begin with reforesting one of Sinal's nature trails, and the children will help in marking the endangered species we are protecting along the walking path.

In addition, our program focuses on empowering local youth to become protagonists in the social and environmental issues of the community of Santo Antonio. During the children's visit on the Spring Equinox, they were given an orientation of Sinal's property through a lesson on the cyclical pattern of nature and how we as humans can respect instead of destroy this cycle. They visited the dry toilet, the compost piles, and the natural bamboo treatment station, seeing how human waste can be transformed into nutrients for the plants we need. The kids are also learning about the connection between local plants and agriculture with the traditional foods and festivals of their community. Using music and theatre, we are teaching the importance of respect between man and nature, as well as the personal value each one has in preserving the environment.  

Map of endangered trees on our reforestation trail
Map of endangered trees on our reforestation trail
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Instituto Sinal do Vale

Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
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