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Nature at home with Porto Ambiente

Porto Municipal services of Environment launched three series of Environmental Education programmes on Youtube. The focus is the initiative "Stay home for now, we bring Nature to you!" .

The second series of "Histórias com ambiente dentro" ("Stories inside the Environment", free translation), targeted especially at families and children, with tales of environment premiered already. Here, each story offers an amazing challenge.

The first story is "Psicólogo dos Oceanos" ["The psychologist of the Oceans", free translation) and it is an original story by Ana Luísa Coutinho and Luís Monteiro, members of the Environment team of the Municipality of Porto.

But, guess what? Each Friday brings a new tale. The second story, the tale of "O morcego Apolinário" ["Apolinário, The Bat", free translation] is available HERE.

"Biodiversidade em casa" ["Biodiversity at Home", free translation) is the name of the third and last series.

The hashtags #ficaemcasa and #contoscomambientedentro identify the programme on social media.

Thus, all the knowledge and experience of a vast team of educators, social workers, artists and biologists, who work with thousands of people every year, namely families and children, at the pedagogical gardens, green spaces, at both seasonal and permanent workshops and at school activities will be shared through three educational series.

These last weeks, Porto Environmental Centre team prepared a plan to put its know-how available through the virtual world, in the current lockdown situation most of us are enduring.

As the team is on remote work, each episode is recorded from each team member's homes and this is, as well, a first for them, who are used to sensorial and in person experiences.

The current Environment Educational Programme is presented in virtual format till the end of 2020.

These are the perfect series for self-care moments with the family and children while learning something new!