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Schools of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo start using reading material of the Douradinho Project in the classroom

Published in: 07/24/2017

Environmental Education

Teachers were trained in June to discuss the book “Tin Can Friend, River Friend” with the students

Educators from the municipalities of Mariana, Rio Doce, Ipatinga, and Governador Valadares in Minas Gerais, and Colatina in Espirito Santo, have already begun to put into practice what they learned during the Douradinho Project training. The initiative carries out cultural activities based on environmental education for the preservation and recovery of rivers and riparian forests.

In June, the educators met up with the administrator Eduardo Rocha and the biologist Ricardo Abrahão, founders of the Instituto pelo Bem do Planeta (Wellness of the Planet), responsible for the Douradinho Project along the Doce River Basin. The purpose of the training was to raise awareness and empower the school community for the implementation of the Douradinho Project and for the use of its tools.

Schools of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo start Douradinho Project activities.

Schools of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo start Douradinho Project activities. | Photo: Douradinho Project

The activities in the schools are based on group readings of the book “Tin Can Friend, River Friend”, written by Thiago Cascabulho. The participation of students from the Doce River region in Phase 1, reading and debating the book, has been increasing and is highlighted by the involvement and different ways in which educators carry out the missions with the children:

● Ipatinga (MG): 1,172 students
● Governador Valadares (MG): 633 students
● Colatina (ES) 493 students
● Mariana (MG): 89 students
● Doce River (MG): 28 students

The Educators of Barra Longa and Santa Cruz do Escalvado in Minas Gerais also participated in the training and should begin the activities with the students in the second semester of this year, as well as in other schools where the Educators decided to carry out the activities of the Douradinho Project in the second semester, incorporating the project in its school calendar.

HISTORY OF THE PARTNERSHIP

Running in the region since March, the activities are part of a partnership between the Renova Foundation and the Institute pelo Bem do Planeta. The initiative proposes a vision on water valorization, through reading and debating the book, and the Play the Call Game, which encourages children to become mobilizers of environmental actions.

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