800 pre-school and elementary school students from Lagos participate in the Environment and Oceans Week

Artistic, sensory and informative animation workshops, of an environmental nature, as well as carrying out learning experiences for sustainability

36 classes and around 800 pre-school and basic education students from schools in Lagos are participating, throughout the week of June 1st to 9th, in activities promoted by the Municipality of Lagos, in partnership with the AORCA association and the Project New Discoveries, to mark the World Environment Day (June 5) and Oceans Day (8).

The scheduled activities include artistic, sensorial and informative animation workshops, of an environmental nature, as well as the realization of learning experiences for sustainability at Quinta do Vale da Lama.

For the remaining age groups, an action is planned at the Municipal Market of Santo Amaro, where exhibitions will be presented that deal with the problem of marine litter and make known the results of the monitoring of residues found on the beaches of Lagos.

Environment and Oceans Week runs until June 9th and can be enriched with spontaneous initiatives by citizens and other entities.

The two commemorative dates, instituted by the United Nations (UN), aim to sensitize governments, cities, civil society organizations and citizens to environmental issues and mobilize them to adopt a transformative practice that allows reversing or at least minimize the negative impact of human activity on ecosystems.

On the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day, the slogan of the campaign is: #FightPollutionByPlastic. A message reinforced by the motto and appeal of World Oceans Day: “It's time to put the ocean first”.


SCHOOL CELEBRATION | AORCA GOES TO SCHOOL: Preschool, 1st and 2nd years
Dates: June 2nd, 5th, 6th and 7th
Hours: 9h00 to 12h00
Practical workshop with sensory, informative and reflection activities on a topic that is currently relevant to the environment, oceans, protection of biodiversity and ecosystems.

ZERO WASTE Workshop (history of plastic and composting).
Go and Come Office (story about the importance of local consumption and theater game about locomotion and its impact).
1st and 2nd year:
VOZ DO SEA workshop (song, meditation with the sound of the whale and activities related to noise pollution in the oceans).
ZERO WASTE Workshop (history of plastic, decomposition and composting game).

A DAY IN NATURE | PND & AORCA: 3rd and 4th years
Dates: 1th and 9th of June
Hours: 10h00 to 14h00
The enrolled classes go to the Novas Descobertas Project (PND) at Quinta do Vale da Lama to live a day of experiences and discoveries, organized and facilitated by the PND team and the AORCA Association. Environmental, artistic and relational ecology activities in a stimulating and inspiring environment such as that of Quinta do Vale da Lama, where sustainability designs everyday life, is what we propose.

Beach cleaning action and marine litter monitoring
Date: June 5
Time: 9h30
Location: Meia Praia (next to Bar Linda)
Support: SOMAR Association
Activity integrated in the municipal project “SOS Oceanos”, promoted by the Environment Division, which has the participation of classes from the School of Odiáxere and the School of Bensafrim.

Awareness Actions on “Water Saving”
Dates: 5th and 6th of June
Time: 9h30
Location: at school
Municipal project promoted by the Environment Division and the Water and General Services Division, with the participation of classes from Escola EB n.º 1 in Lagos (Bairro Operário) and Escola da Ameijeira.
Delivery of didactic games – pedagogical KIT “H2O EXPEDITION – DISCOVERING THE VALUE OF WATER”

“The Problem of Microplastics and Litter in the Sea”
Dates: 5th and 7th of June
Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 pm
Location: Meia Praia (next to Bar Linda)
Support: Associação A ROCHA
Project developed by Associação A ROCHA. In this activity, six classes from Escola EB 2,3 das Naus are expected to participate.

Dates: June 5th to 10th
Location: Municipal Market of Santo Amaro (Lagos)

“Plastics – How long will our Indifference last?”
Partnership with Lagos Zoo
This exhibition aims to raise awareness of the current problems related to marine pollution and, at the same time, to raise awareness about the problem of marine litter, particularly plastics.

“The Usual Suspects”
Built on the basis of information provided by ABAE, resulting from the various monitoring campaigns carried out on Portuguese beaches as part of the activities of the Blue Flag Programme, this exhibition shows the waste found in beach cleaning actions carried out in Lagos.
The initiative aims to promote reflection on the origins of marine litter, its degradation times, ways to reduce it and its impact on our lives.