Encouraging Local Conservation in Puerto Rico
We are thrilled to be partnering with Harimau Conservation in Puerto Rico supporting a unique initiative to: 1 – enact humane and environmental education in three elementary and middle schools located in Morovis, a municipality in the northern part of the island, to create environmental awareness and sustainable solutions to the problems caused by the effects of hurricanes Irma and Maria. The goal is to provide 600 children and young adults the tools and motivation to generate a sustainable world; 2 – develop a sustainable community through the use of problem-based learning. Children learn together through activities aimed at understanding the natural world and grow up with those values driving their every action thereafter; and 3 –grow and expand the native plant garden to reforest the nearby neighbouring nature reserve and foster the native butterfly and bee populations that are essential to the reforestation processes. Participants will also be invited to join investigative field trips and outdoor activities at the nature reserve to work on trail restoration and to monitor cave systems and local ecosystem health. The overall objective is to teach the children how to become experts in environmental interpretation, group management skills, the social economy and understanding the Sustainable Development Goals as set out by the United Nations.