« It’s up to us »
Our Educational Actions In France
The Program « It’s Up To Us »
As the name suggests, it really is up to us, and the next generation, to protect our environment.
Fun is absolutely key during our games and activities to keep the youngsters captivated and hungry for information.
THE NATURE WORKSHOPS
Discover everything about a specific animal.
Designed for groups of up to fifteen children and for around two and a half hours, the workshops provides in depth knowledge of the animal and its world.
A mixture of games, models and interactions between the children, makes the workshops lively, exciting and an ideal environment for learning.
Our workshops are aimed at children between the ages of 6 and 10.
We host each workshop in Béligneux (home of our head office) and when possible in schools, festivals and leisure centres.
« Our friends the bees »
« Tracking the lynx »
« Mister squirrel : the forest’s acrobat »
« Spider world »
« Meet the new world monkey »
The Naturalist’s Fair
An event to introduce the general public to the local wildlife!
Each game is an opportunity to learn about an animal, a group of animals or an environmental principle.
For example: A cooperative maze that traces the life of the green frog, a balancing game about the organization of bees or a hole board that takes us on the trail of the lynx.
Children are free to go from one game to another and discover lots about flora and fauna.
The naturalist passport contains questions about each game and reinforces the educational side of the fair. Time for reflection helps memorize information. Participants must answer questions and have the pages stamped.
In total there are 12 attractive, mainly wooden games that aim to add an awareness of nature to the pleasure of playing.
Based on our Bolivian experience, we created our naturalist’s notebook: « A Wild Encounter ». It introduces different species and environmental issues from our region in France. The book has now been translated into French.
It allows youngsters to discover animals on another continent, whilst being able to relate to general principles that apply everywhere for example ecosystems, pollination and the balance of nature.