The Children's Forest
Ecology Day will be celebrated in Gorongosa National Park, especially on Mount Gorongosa, a place where previously degraded Afromontane forest is benefiting from a restoration project involving the cultivation of shade coffee.
Children from the Mountain will be directly involved, taking part in talks, educational games, landscape drawings and tree planting. The initiative of the ecology day is to start reforesting an area of the forest which will henceforth be called the "Children's Forest" and this forest will be cared for by them.
During the talks, the children will learn how important the forest is in maintaining biodiversity, in providing ecosystem services such as water, air, freshness and natural food. They will also learn that the many rivers that rise from the mountain feed the rest of the park and give life to the great diversity of life that can be found throughout Gorongosa Park and all the rivers that flow through it.
On this day, the children will also receive symbolic kits of school supplies as a way to support and motivate them to maintain their focus on learning.