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Nature’s Small Guardians

24 May , 2018  

We’re committed to preserving the future of our planet. Last year, we became Nature’s Guardians and set course to take some apprentices under our wing. We spent the day making seed bombs with the 3rd and 4th graders of Centro Escolar de Santiago while teaching them more about nature and what we can do to ensure its preservation. It was such a success, with both the children and our volunteers, that we decided to expand it to reach other schools. And that’s exactly what we did in Escola Básica das Barrocas, Escola Básica da Glória, and Escola Básica da Vera-Cruz.

 

During May we could be found working side-by-side with kids aged 7 to 9 to make as many seed bombs as possible. Núcleo de Estudantes de Biologia da Associação Académica da Universidade de Aveiro were amazing partners. Some of their collaborators became Guardians themselves and helped make sure that everyone learned as much as possible while having a great time. We’re already thinking about expanding to even more schools in the region.

During May we could be found working side-by-side with kids aged 7 to 9 to make as many seed bombs as possible. Núcleo de Estudantes de Biologia da Universidade de Aveiro were amazing partners. Some of their collaborators became Guardians themselves and helped make sure that everyone learned as much as possible while having a great time. We’re already thinking about expanding to even more schools in the region.

Speaking of partners, this was all made possible because we teamed up with Sementes de Portugal and Argex. They were kind enough to donate the seeds and clay we used. Sementes de Portugal is dedicated to promoting and recognizing the importance of our flora, as well as encouraging people to take part in those processes. Argex is part of Portugal’s largest structural ceramics group, which has been expanding its business for decades. Between researching the most appropriate clays and employing the latest technology to ensure ever higher quality standards for their products, they still found the time to helps us. We are very thankful to both of them. And, of course we couldn’t forget IPDJ – Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude, I.P.

Aveiro has had a few rough years when it comes to wildfires, but there are now hundreds of seed bombs ready to deploy and reconquer as much abandoned and destroyed fields as possíble. Step-by-step, one school at a time, we will rebuild part of what was lost and create a better, greener future. The kids are doing their part. Are you?

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