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.
General School Supplies:
Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, and Pens
(Portuguese) Biology, General Science, and Health
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
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.