From Friday 12th to Sunday 14th of May, around 1075 students from two programs of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection, Eco-Schools and Young Reporters for the Environment, from educational institutions of the regional Academy of Education and Training (AREF) of Souss-Massa, participated in the 2nd edition of the Agadir Crocologies.
The event focuses entirely on raising the awareness of young learners (primary, secondary, and high school) on the importance of preserving the environment.
Children and young people mobilized by the Foundation and the AREF of Souss-Massa were invited to the Agadir Crocoparc in groups of twenty, with five groups in the morning and five in the afternoon, to take from 1.5 to 2-hour educational tour consisting of workshops on environmental themes such as climate, biodiversity, energy, waste, water, etc.
The Foundation held a booth at the event offering educational resources and hosted a conference on its activities. Finally, the YRE took part in the Crocologies photo and painting contest.
Families were encouraged to attend workshops and conferences with their children, as it is now clear that a child’s immediate circle contributes immensely to awareness of environmental issues.
Crocologies encourages children to become active in sustainable development, an objective set twenty years ago by both the Eco-Schools and Young Reporters for the Environment programs.
Families living far from Agadir got two three-hour visits.
All funds collected from children’s entry fees went to organizations active in environmental protection.