Event "8 footprints 8 families" received 250 children from the Scouts of the Algarve
The CCMAR and the University of Algarve received 250 children from the Corpo Nacional de Escutas of Algarve, aged between 6 and 10 years old, on a day full of activities, on 4 September.
With the theme “8 footprints 8 families” this activity aimed to alert for the importance of recycling. Eight families from Faro with different professions and ages were selected and asked to keep their domestic residuals (plastic, paper and glass) for a week. With the waste, each group would have to build the family footprint that was drawn from them.
Before the activities, a brief interactive one-hour lecture was prepared and presented by our researcher Rute Martins about the importance of recycling.
During the rest of the morning and with the help of some of our researchers, a peddy-paper was organized inside the Campus of Gambelas of UALG. The Scouts were divided into packs and had to solve three challenges in order to find their way to the meeting points where the recycled materials were divided into bags: plastic, paper, and glass.
After the activity, each team built in an artistic way the footprint of each family, with their recycled garbage, on a wooden base in the form of a foot.
The exhibition of the footprints will be at the Algarve Mar Shopping in Loulé on 30 September.