Environmental Education workshop with Sinsoluka Foundation
February 11, 2012
Yesterday we had a visit from 22 kids of the Sinsoluka Foundation from Quito. Maartje, a dutch intern, who did a three months project on mixed species flocks in the reserve, had worked with that foundation as a volunteer and she had the idea of bringing some of the kids to the reserve. The Sinsoluka Foundation helps kids with a difficult family background and we thought it is a great idea to give them the opportunity to learn about the montane rainforest.
So the kids left Quito early in the morning and travelled to Las Tolas with a bus. But because of the heavy rainfalls in January we still had problems with a landslide on the road to the station and the kids took the milk truck to get down to the station.
When they arrived, Maartje first gave them a small introduction of the rainforest and then we took off to walk our nature learning trail. The kids found a lot of interesting things in the forest but a highlight definitely was a coiled Fer-de-Lance next to the trail.
After lunch we played some games with the kids and some made collages with things they had found in the forest.