We see environmental education as one of the fundamental pillars for building a social and economic system that is sustainable and in harmony with the environment.
Studying the environment we live in is not an isolated factor, environmental education also reaches socioeconomic, political, cultural and historical problems through the direct or indirect interaction of these fields with the environment. The planning of an environmentally conscious education is focused on the environmental responsibility of each person, being able to achieve behavioral changes in students making them influential and active in the defense of the environment.
In this context, ACRAA created the “ACRAA at School” program, with the aim of promoting and stimulating environmental awareness among students in kindergarten and basic education, with priority given to indigenous schools in the Baixo Tapajós region.
We already have projects under development in two indigenous schools of the Borari ethnic group (in Alter do Chão) and we are carrying our first actions together with another four indigenous schools of the Mundukuru ethnic group (in Planoalto Santareno), all within the lower Tapajos region. The schools that we have been developing projects with for the longest time are both in Alter do Chão, these are:
The Borari Indigenous School Professor Antônio de Sousa Pedroso (Municipal Elementary School) which serves students from 1st to 9th grade and the Youth and Adult Education modality, and the …
CEMEI Borari Municipal Center for Indigenous Child Education – Professor Marilda Vasconcelos Soares Borari, which is an indigenous educational center that serves children in early childhood education (Preschool).
The activities carried out in schools are developed in order to reconcile theory and practice regarding environmental issues, whether these are local or global. Theory allied to contact with natural resources are of great importance in the teaching-learning process with regards to environmental awareness.
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