FLY-HIGH INSPIRES LOVE AND CARE FOR NATURE THROUGH
OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES BASED ON DIFFERENTS TOOLS
One way to reconstruct nature, reforestation has proved to be a fun outdoor activity that encourages students’ sense of belonging with their social and natural environment, while boosting their confidence to be of service as the real change-makers.
Searching for fun and purposeful ways to engage the youth outdoors, a BioBlitz invites students into the field to take an inventory of all forms of life around them. It teaches them care, non-intervention, and attention to the detail.
The information we collect is submitted in citizen science platforms to serve global conservation efforts.
WATER QUALITY ANALYSIS
With the support of Earth Echo Water Challenge, a citizen science initiative, we use very simple equipment to find out the water quality of rivers important for our participants.
This analysis is complemented with the exploration of the community of aquatic macroinvertebrates, a whole underexplored world of fauna that works as quality habitat indicators.
We have recognized the power of art as an expressive and emotionally-moving way to transmit valuable messages.
The co-creation of murals in the areas we work serve this purpose: they tell the story of the place, of the humans and the wildlife, and remind the importance of connection and care.
Part of our arts approach, photography is always a fun way to encourage students to explore nature and appreciate the micro and macro levels of it. We teach wildlife photography with the purpose of valuable data collection and monitoring of the photographed species.
is the pillar of the Bird Club. We see the excitement and joy it brings to youth and adults when they see a bird through the binocular’s lenses, and the long-lasting impact it leaves with them – they never see the forest the same. They always search for the feathery friends.
We recognize the importance of addressing global challenges on local grounds; but this doesn’t change the fact that they are inevitably global. This is why we use English to give the students a sense of confidence to communicate, learn and exchange information in the global language of today.
RESTORATIVE & SCIENTIFIC TOURISM
Tourist experiences have dramatically changed in the past years, and traveling with purpose has become a priority for many. The trail offers such experience, allowing visitors to be scientists for a day or help reforest local land.
SCIENTIFIC TRAINING & MONITORING
With the support of experts, students are taken into the field and trained in non-invasive monitoring techniques to collect and share data of the wildlife around them. Those include acoustic and visual monitoring through line transects and point counts; for frogs mainly Visual Encounter Surveys (VES) and