Every element in the forest is interconnected and has its role. The disappearance of one of them can weaken its structure leading to its disappearance. Using the story of the decline of this little but giant forest character, we ask people if they also want to become giants, by respecting nature from its smaller components, knowing that the role of each person is important for our planet’s safeguard, from adults to kids, despite their size.
Everyone Gets Involved
Through our activities we engage schools, educators, local communities, eco-guides, local and international entities about the importance of biodiversity conservation, and we encourage them to notice the smaller but unique inhabitants of the forest, such as snails and slugs!
Based on our research and local knowledge, we used storytelling tools to raise awareness and seek solutions for protecting the species, acting as external facilitators to stimulate an environment of open discussion between generations. Engaging the audience as storytellers seems to increase the general attention of the audience and the acceptance of the content is more efficient than fact stating. Games and other dynamics facilitate the information delivery… And create a fun environment!
- Resumo atividades de Educação Ambiental 2018-19
- Video ilustrado – O Gigante da Floresta
- Lisbon University – Children’s knowledge on biodiversity Report
- Universidade Portuguesa – Clube Ciências Vivas
- Video usado nas comunidades para o debate – Vasco Pissarra
- Pissarra et al. 2019 Forest Giants: a story to be told