Guarujá, São Paulo, Brazil
SCHOOL PROGRAM: GUARUJÁ, SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
In early 2009, an Ambassadors of the Environment program was launched in the mangrove and coastal Atlantic forests of Guarujá, Brazil. Corporate sponsor Dow Chemical funded the construction of an entirely green camp, complete with dwellings and walkways elevated above the forest floor to avoid environmental disruption. This residential camp is currently open to both public and private school groups for stays up to a week long. Participants study rainforests, mangroves, and coastal ecosystems while exploring sustainable living practices such as composting, low-impact building materials, and solar technology.
Once schools have signed in, Ambassadors naturalists work with the teachers to create specialized programs appropriate for their age and current subjects of study. This intimate experience creates a wonderful and unique learning opportunity for Ambassadors in Guarujá.