Program - Schools
Biosfera visits primary and secondary schools on the islands of São Vicente, Santo Antão and São Nicolau
As part of the environmental awareness and education program, Biosfera holds frequent meetings with primary and secondary schools on the islands of São Vicente, Santo Antão and São Nicolau, in order to raise awareness among young people about the need for environmental preservation, of seabirds in particular, as a collection of Cape Verde's heritage.
In São Vicente, these activities covered more than 11,000 school-age children in 2020, who had the opportunity to learn more about seabirds, their habitats and its characteristics, in addition to knowing the history of Cape Verde's Shearwater and discovering its adventures in the form of a mascot created by Biosphere, the Cagarra Edu.
These activities were later carried out in Santo Antão and São Nicolau, covering a total of 10,000 children who were also visited by Cagarra Edu and their friends, with special lessons about seabirds and their lives, as well as ways of protection.
Cartoon Edu - Sea Birds
For dissemination in awareness campaigns in schools, we have been using various teaching materials such as cartoon (The Edu Cagarra), banners and games about sea birds.
- Glory Game;
- Memory game;
- Cock game;
- Mini-basketball, etc.
As for our Cagarra Edu (name derived from the Latin to identify the species – Calonectris edwardsii), she tells the children her story, from birth to departure to the sea and the various dangers they face throughout their lives. It also presents its friends, other species of seabirds from Cape Verde, for example, Pedreiro, João Preto, Alcatraz, Pedreirinho, Rabo-de-junco, Gongon and Pedreiro-azul, taking children to know the species of seabirds of the archipelago, where they can be found, particular aspects of their life, but essentially recognizing their importance for the natural heritage of Cape Verde.