When working with children I have found that the best way of transmitting and grounding the information is through direct involvement and hands on work.
In Green School children learn about global warming, about the effects of littering and what they can do to help slow this process and find new ways of reducing, reusing and recycling materials. In order for them to better understand the effects and the different decomposition time of each material, I have created an activity in which i have asked children to collect their trash on a daily basis for a week.
On the day of the activity we have separated the trash according to the recycling methods (plastic, carton, paper, etc. ) and hung them with nail and hammer on a wooden surface.
We have created a list for each type of trash and „planted” it in the Green School garden, then labeled the place.
After a month we dug out together all the trash we have planted and talked about the results, what has decomposed, what did not and why.
This activity has helped them understand that we leave our print on nature immensely and generated solutions of how can we avoid using materials that pollute.
*Acest articol aparține voluntarilor din proiectul 'NatureWISE', coordonator de Centrul de Voluntariat Cluj-Napoca și co-finanțat prin programul Erasmus+ al Comisiei Europene.