The Priolo’s Environmental Center (CAP), with the support of Life Sustainable Laurel Forest Project launched its school program for the academic year 2012/2013. This program, already running since 2008, aims to complement the educational program of the schools or institutions that aspire to bring the youth of the island of São Miguel to key natural values of the island, including the Laurel Forest and Avifauna.
This program has several educational activities and has been having a growing request by teachers from various institutions of this island. In the previous year, CAP has worked with 17 schools distributed among six municipalities of the island of São Miguel, motivating and educating over 2800 students.
In the year 2012/2013, teachers can choose between 6 different activities plans that also include training for teachers who wish to increase their knowledge of birdlife, flora and conservation of the natural heritage of the Azores. The major change of this program is the increased collaboration with Life Sustainable Laurel Forest Project, developing conservation actions in Laurel Forest and in the Azores’s peatbogs (two endangered habitats and priority of the archipelago), by including activities in nursery production endemic plants of this project.
The CAP has another online tool that can be used by teachers to supplement the training of their students. The site "One Forest, one Future" can be found through the link http://umaflorestaumfuturo.spea.pt/ and offers an area for teachers, where they can be downloaded learning materials and games for students between 6-10 and 11-14 years.
Get to know the Priolo’s Environmental Center school program in http://centropriolo.spea.pt/pt/escolas/ and schedule your activity throught the number +351 91 8 536 123.