Accommodation

Cristalino Lodge

Project

The School of the Amazon offers free workshops that aim to put children from ages 11 through 14 years old in direct contact with the Amazon rainforest. The one-day workshops are conducted in a forest fragment preserve. Students perform walks, observations of fauna and flora, do artistic activities, and observe group dynamics in the forest, making their environment more familiar and fun.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, and Pens

Text/Reading Books:
(Portuguese) Biology, General Science, and Health

Computer Hardware/Software:
Working Laptops

Music Instruments:
Tambourines

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Soccer Balls

Clothing/Shoes:
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of September 29, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.