The “Water without Borders Games”, educational theaters and other interactive activities. These are some of the initiatives that are part of the new Environmental Education and Social Awareness project by Águas do Algarve, which will pass through the 16 municipalities in the region and was presented this Monday, March 21, in Faro.
This project «seeks to raise awareness among young people, and the population in general, of the need to save and preserve water», explains Águas do Algarve.
In a first phase, the “Water without Borders Tournament” will be launched in schools, on World Water Day, March 22, where thousands of children from schools in the region will be challenged to create an advertising piece with a view to encouraging the public to general for water saving.
The winning groups of this tournament will then be invited to an event on an Algarve beach, where they will be able to share their work and experiences, and also participate in the 'Aguas sem Fronteiras' – a set of creative activities that encourage people to look in a different way. for water, as well as to include its preservation in the daily routine.
The event will be attended by local and national personalities.
Throughout the year, “Water without Borders” will also encourage schools and the entire community to celebrate different themed days related to water – among which, for example, National Sea Day or World Day do Ambiente – through educational games, content and activations throughout the region.
In the second half of the year, the project will once again be present in Algarve schools through a regional roadshow, which includes educational theaters specially developed and staged for the initiative, as well as interactive activities involving topics such as the water cycle or aquatic ecosystems.
At all stages of “Water without Borders” prizes will be awarded to students and schools.
«“Águas sem Fronteiras” seeks a holistic approach throughout the year, involving schools and the entire community around a theme that has become extremely important for the entire Algarve region, and also for the country», says Águas do Algarve.
Throughout the year, there will be news in this website.
The “Water Without Borders” Club will also be created shortly, aimed especially at younger people.
Accompanying this whole process are our two mascots… Clarinha and Salpico.
This project has as partners the General Directorate of School Establishments, Portuguese Environment Agency, Portuguese Red Cross, among others.