Students visit Adeje’s Parque Central

The visits were under the TREEMAC project umbrella

24 may 2022
Adeje’s public schools have begun a series of visits to the Parque Central, under the TREEMAC project, part of MAC (the European INTERREG territorial programme for Madeira – Azores-Canarias).  The initiative is working to create a European-African network of natural spaces, promoting awareness and the good development of biodiversity and ecosystems. 
Accompanying the students was the Adeje councillor for education, María Clavijo Maza, who said that “these visits are very important because they are part of an educative process of emphasising all that the students have learnt in class, and they can now see first-hand the importance of caring for the environment”.
Ecological transition councillor Manuel Luis Méndez Martín added that from the point of view of his department “we are working to ensure that the next generation understand the value of caring for the environment, with school farms also promoting the important of the primary sector (agriculture), showing them that urban parks can also be places for food production”.
The visits to the park include talks and workshops around environmental education, the conservation of biodiversity, the development of sustainable forestry, and the effects of climate change. These visits are the last part of a year-long educative process in schools where the children have been learning about the importance of flora, fauna, natural resources, the climate and the importance of water, nutrients, etc.