Posted on December 10, 2015 filed under Project Wadi Attir
The project has been busy with our first official year of educational programming. While much of our programs cater to older learners, we are excited to announce a few programs dedicated specifically to our youngest ones!
Safya Morgan, the Director of the Indigenous Vegetable Initiative, is partnering with a local kindergarden in Hura to launch the “Young Farmers Program.” You can see her in action in the photos below, working with the teachers to plot out the small “farm” that they will soon tend on school grounds.
We have also recently welcomed 60 first-graders from the village of Abu Kaf for a module about insects. The children searched for harvester ant nests, observed the nests and then drew what they saw. They also got up close and personal with our beehives, under the guidance of our beekeeper, who is also from Abu Kaf. All in all, it was a wonderful day of learning about insects’ importance to a healthy ecosystem. Children gained a new sensitivity to insect homes and how to protect them, learning an important lesson about taking responsibility for biodiversity.
And here are the second-graders from the same school, learning about planting, and spending time with our herd: