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How do you inspire children to care about the environment?
THE LEARNING GARDEN
At Auja we’ve built a series of colorful, fun ‘learning stations’ in our garden, each dealing with a different aspect of the environment – the value of water, alternative water technology, organic farming, solid waste, and recycling. Kids can see how grey water is filtered using natural materials, learn about composting, help recycle trash, and lend a hand in the garden.
ECO FIELD TRIPS
We also lead field trips to the spring at Auja. By seeing the spring and (if it is flowing) paddling in the river, children get a real sense for the ecology and landscape of the valley and start to understand the importance of water in sustaining all life here.
‘Hands on’ activities are the best way for children to learn. We run a series of fun workshops, including making and throwing ‘seed balls’ that help to support biodiversity in the valley, creating and building with mud bricks, and learning traditional weaving and embroidery with women from Auja. See here for more on these activities.
KEEP THE VALLEY BEAUTIFUL
We run regular ‘Keep the Valley Beautiful’ days in which we get kids to help with cleaning trash from the Auja spring or from the village, and educate them about littering and recycling.
If you would like to bring your school, class, or family to the Auja center, don’t hesitate to get in touch.