Education is the third branch of the ACRAA tree. There will be many elements to this branch, one of which is this website itself. This is because as time goes on we will include more and more detailed technical content – information that will help anyone else interested in undertaking reforestation and agroforestry projects in the humid tropics, or even replicating what we are doing here in Alter do Chão.
Another important element is the work we are doing with local schools to support education in these areas. Here we very excited about the alliance we have formed the local Borari schools here in Alter do Chão. Our first work with these schools occured on April 18 and 20, 2022 – in conjunction with celebrations in relation to Indigenous Peoples Week here. See our ACRAA at School Program to learn more.
But a critical component of our educational activities will be our future “Center.” This will be a building located on the ACRAA property and serving as a meeting place and classroom, but also with facilities such as a soils and plant laboratory, a resouces library, and office space for visiting students and ACRAA personel. This building, combined with our plant nursery, will provide the venue for two initiatives we intend to start here – these being a form of eco-tourism we will call “Reforestation Tourism,” and the development of more advanced program in tropical reforestation and agroforestry development that we will call a “Tropical Reforestation Field School.”