Children connect with nature and learn about the environment

Trees, crops, leaves and flowers fascinate for his or her magnificence, however do you know that, moreover being lovely, they’re essential for the environment, folks and animals? Fundamental to plant respiration, it offers meals – each for us and animals – and even serves as shelter for some species. A gaggle of youngsters realized about all this at the Pé-de-que workshop held at the Irmaos Vilas-Boas Botanical Garden in Sorocaba on the sixteenth of this month.

Promoted by the Secretariat for the Environment, Protection and Animal Welfare (SEMA), the environmental schooling program is a part of the free vacation program at the park. In motion, youngsters turned extra related to nature and realized rather a lot.

Camila de Paola Alvares Rosa, 35, an environmental technician at Semara, emphasizes that this contact with the environment is essential. According to her, from these interactions, youngsters uncover methods to take care of her correctly. “We want to grasp the significance of crops and nature to know the significance of their conservation”, he emphasised.

And look. According to Camilla, nature can be important for well being. The Covid-19 pandemic has compelled everybody to remain indoors for some time. As a end result, few leisure choices remained. Thus, tablets, cell telephones, televisions and different digital gadgets have grow to be fixed companions of many youngsters.

Plants are basic to the lifetime of dwelling organisms (Credit: FÁBIO ROGÉRIO (7/16/2022))

However, it isn’t good to make use of these gadgets an excessive amount of, as a result of they’ll harm your eyes, for instance. “There are research that (present) an epidemic of myopia (eye issues) in youngsters, on account of the extra of screens and the downside in youngsters is now not in nature, not in the solar. , a panorama”, explains Camilla.

So now, with the pandemic bettering, he advises everybody to take a stroll in a park or wooded space to make the most of the trip. In addition to doing properly, it’s also an exquisite expertise, wherein a number of bushes, crops, flowers, animals could be seen amongst different parts. “Getting the solar, seeing and experiencing nature up shut is essential for kids’s improvement”, she careworn.


At the Pé-de-que workshop, contributors had the alternative to expertise all of this and nonetheless achieve quite a lot of information. First, there have been the guessing video games. With their eyes closed, they have been challenged to attempt to uncover the names of crops, leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds and wooden. For this, they’ll solely expertise form, texture and scent.

Afterwards, the youngsters took a path to the Botanical Gardens, to personally see the parts introduced in movement. Finally, they created work utilizing pure dyes, made out of beetroot, mate tea, turmeric, saffron and different meals. With nice care, everybody deliberate, in fact, the environment.

Hugo Rocha loved to study plants - FÁBIO ROGÉRIO (7/16/2022)
Hugo Rocha liked to review crops (Credit: FÁBIO ROGÉRIO (7/16/2022))

9-year-old Higor de Meirelles Santos Rocha was one among the most excited. He requested a number of questions alongside with notes in his pocket book. On the path, he acknowledged a few of the species introduced in the guessing sport and needed to the touch them. Learning about crops caught his consideration the most, however he liked every thing, primarily making a number of discoveries. “You can uncover new species of animals, crops, issues we did not know,” he mentioned.

A real devotee of nature, the boy even has a guide on the topic. Additionally, he says, he’s continuously interacting with this environment. And his assortment is proof of that. “It’s an environment the place you may breathe properly”, he mentioned, about a attribute of this environment.

Murillo Dias wants to be a scientist in the future - FÁBIO ROGÉRIO (7/16/2022)
Murillo Dias needs to be a scientist in the future (Credit: FÁBIO ROGÉRIO (7/16/2022))

Murillo Dias Pules Nellie, 9, shares Higar’s enthusiasm For his good friend, learning crops was his favourite half. The boy, nonetheless, could be very keen on crops and has many at house. In the workshop, he realized a number of new issues about them, equivalent to their division into components and sure species of flowers. He nonetheless understood the significance of nature basically. And the lesson was on the tip of the tongue. “We want it to breathe, to eat”, he quotes. For Murillo, the initiative had a particular which means. As he grew up as a scientist, he was capable of see, in observe, at the very least a bit of of what the occupation was like.

Lara Mahuat was impressed by the flowers - FÁBIO ROGÉRIO (7/16/2022)
Lara Mahuat was impressed by the flowers (Credit: FÁBIO ROGÉRIO (7/16/2022))

Lara Mahuat de Oliveira, 9 years outdated, is mesmerized by flowers. He was even shocked to learn about some curious points. “There’s one that appears like a flower, nevertheless it’s not,” she says.

Have enjoyable at house with pure colours

Pigments can be used in drawing - FÁBIO ROGÉRIO (7/16/2022)
Pigments can be utilized in drawings (Credit: FÁBIO ROGÉRIO (7/16/2022))

Like the contributors in the Pé-de-que workshop, you may draw with pure colours at house. For this, you could produce pigments. The course of could be very easy. Check step-by-step:

– Choose the meals based on the desired coloration and put it in a container. Some examples: brown: espresso powder, purple: annatto; and yellow: saffron
-Then combine properly with water. The depth of the tone varies based on the quantity of meals
– Then add white glue
– Store paint in a jar and cowl.

It can be potential to make purple dye with beetroot. In this case, the preparation is completely different and requires an grownup’s assist. Check out:

– Blitz in a blender;
– Put the liquid in a pan, add the cornstarch or wheat flour and boil till it thickens;
– Add white glue and combine;
– Allow to chill and retailer in a jar.

If you want, add a bit of alcohol to assist protect the ink. To make the exercise extra enjoyable, you may change the shades of pigments with baking soda. This materials works finest on thick sheets, however you may as well apply it to bond paper. (Vinicius Camargo)

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