Saturday morning, hooot weather but refreshing experience. The BFS (Brigada de Fauna Silvestre), Wildlife Brigade, got together in one of the most beautiful parks in Lima to teach children, teens and adults about fauna and conservation.
It was an amazing experience for kids and parents, for brigade members, and for me, as I am still a wanna-be brigadist :)
When we got to the park, some brigade members were already there, Celeste and Leslie were sitting on the 'second table'...
Carlos was the 'star teacher', he got the attention of the kids talking about the importance of leaving wildlife in their habitats, not taking them to domestic environments, etc.
We even had a celebrity! ¿Recognize Mr. Spiderman here paying attention to Kelly's speech?
That's me talking to the kitty...
After learning some cool facts, the kids moved to the second table to leave their 'marks'.
As a symbol of their commitment to share what they learnt and be ambassadores of nature, they painted their palms and left an impresion of their hands.
The kids were so excited! Is there something better than seeing a bunch of kids with the biggest smiles?
They signed commitment letters to keep on learning, teaching others and taking care of wildlife, and took them home to remember.
We spent there a little over 3 hours, but the brigade stayed until 5pm. I had a few teachers that motning: brigade members and kids like Alexis, who shared their experiences and what they knew about animals. UN FOR GET ABLE!